Strengthen your city’s core.
Activate and stimulate your neighborhood.
Mark Deutschmann is fluent in the language of community.
An eye towards the future
Mark Deutschmann is an advocate for strong, connected, and sustainable local communities and is a key player in the revitalization of Nashville’s most in-demand urban neighborhoods. Mark is a visionary with an eye towards the future of urban living and aims to plan, build, and revive neighborhoods that are magnetic, providing aspects that residents look for in a healthy and environmentally conscious community.
Mark’s book, One-Mile Radius: Building Community From the Core, is a personal manifesto, relaying countless experiences throughout his life that led he and his team to transform Nashville’s urban landscape. Mark’s mission is to spread the word about how neighbors, leaders, and activists can collaborate to build continuously growing and thriving communities.
Mark also spreads his message through a series of keynote presentations on a range of topics including activating and stimulating neighborhoods, creating urban magnets, trail-oriented development, community collaboration, sustainability, urban real estate sales strategies, and many others.Learn more about Mark as a presenter here
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November 19, 2018
Relationship Between Human Health and Urban Spaces
There is no doubt the health of an urban community can be directly linked the health of the individuals who live within it. Successful urban spaces are built on strong neighborhood commercial districts, and quality public transportation and greenways options. Growing, robust urban communities provide greenspace, sidewalks, and bike paths to promote active lifestyles and […]
October 19, 2018
Yes in My Backyard: Tactics for Overcoming NIMBY Sentiment
Despite the need for development in corridors and emerging urban neighborhoods throughout a community, there is always some pushback from neighbors, called NIMBY-ism (Not In My Back Yard), when the development being proposed is in their neighborhood. Indeed, in one neighborhood meeting I attended while proposing a Core Development project, I heard the comment “I […]