I hope all interested community members and change agents will join me this year for a series of One-Mile Radius talks about Nashville, its neighborhoods and how all of us can make a positive impact in our one-mile radius.

During these off-line gatherings, hosted by CityLiving Group, I’ll share some history and insight into the evolution of some of our city’s most popular neighborhoods.

The year-long series launches on Thursday, Feb. 20, with a discussion about the development of the downtown Nashville residential community. Did you know that prior to 2000, there was only a small number of pioneers living downtown? Today, 12,000 people live downtown, with close to 20,000 residents predicted by 2022. Come hear the story of this transition.

One-Mile Radius talks will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Village, 2206 21st Avenue South. Here’s the starting lineup:

February 20From Hollow Core to It City: Developing the Downtown Residential Community

March 1912South Before Reese and Holly: How to Revitalize a Neighborhood Without Alienating People

April 15Germantown: How a Bag Factory Transformation Sparked Neighborhood Rebirth

Bring a friend and come connect with community. You can learn more about the talks and RSVP here. I look forward to talking with you.