Climate Smart Cities Nashville


Nashville has experienced unprecedented growth over the past few years with no signs of that letting down.  The city’s economic, cultural and geographic strengths have been a magnet for new residents and businesses.  But this growth does not come without challenges; in the NashvilleNext plan, city officials and local stakeholders have set out to grow in a way that does not compromise natural resources, enhances public access to green space, and ensures equity and inclusion in the city’s growth benefits, serving a prosperous and resilient future in a changing climate.

The Trust for Public Land’s national Climate-Smart Cities program is providing key planning and decision-making support to help the city achieve climate resiliency by leveraging the power of green infrastructure for those who need it most. Together with city and community partners, we’re bringing cutting-edge science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) planning, and innovative design to drive park, open space and green infrastructure solutions in preparing the city and its most vulnerable for a climate-resilient future.


Our Climate-Smart Cities process bring together a team of experts to research, design, and build the infrastructure and tools that help increase our resilience to climate change. Our strategy is to:


Additionally, The Trust for Public Land has teamed up with the City of Nashville, Metro Parks Nashville, and Nashville Parks Foundation to set the vision for the countywide parks and greenways system in “Plan to Play: the Nashville parks and greenways master plan.”