Nashville, TN, gentrification, social marginalization, urban planning, urban corridor, infrastructure development
Nashville is undergoing mass-gentrification, and certain marginalized groups are disconnected by infrastructure or distance from basic needs and resources. Architecture can reconnect underserved communities in order to empower them to participate culturally and reclaim autonomy over their community. Through this thesis, architecture can connect the city through the development of infrastructure that (1) encourages tourist exploration out of the inner ring, (2) encourages more sustainable transportation by visitors and residents, (3) increases visitor and resident access to resources through the incorporation of program to make an “active infrastructure”, and (4) highlights the wide variety of cultures in Nashville.
Brown, Lindsey, "“Urban Corridor”: Growing the Connective Tissue of Nashville" (2020). Architecture Thesis Prep. 393.
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