Nashville Mayor Karl Dean speaks at Downtown Library
By Jason Lamb
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nashville city planners are
looking into the future, trying to plan what residents want the city to look
like 25 years from now.
It's part of a program called Nashville Next, and Nashville's Mayor
Karl Dean hosted a kickoff event Saturday. NewsChannel 5's own Aundrea
Cline-Thomas emceed the event held at the Downtown Library.
Speakers from Nashville and around the country took part in the
event during a formal presentation, and they also hosted a reception next door
where people wrote down the changes they want to see on sticky notes.
"The issue for us is how we move into that future; how we
plan for that in a thoughtful way to make sure that our future is all that it
can be," said Dean.
Nashville Next is hosting a speakers' series that lasts throughout
the spring. The program will take place over the next two years.