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Collaborative Conversations: Transit

Introducing the Conversation

Each fall term, the College of Leadership & Public Service at Lipscomb University selects one issue of mutual significance for public discussion, scholastic analysis and practical engagement. The 2017 series will focus on transit.

The Collaborative Conversations series is intended to foster civic engagement with professionals, practitioners and policymakers in the field and to enrich student research in conflict management, civic leadership, sustainable practice and law, justice and society. 

Follow along at #COLLCON2017

Poverty and Transit

Nashville Specific Information

Nashville I-40 Steering Committee v. Buford Ellington, Governor

The article Highway to Inequity: the Disparate Impact of the Interstate Highway System on Poor and Minority Communities in American Cities highlights this case in which North Nashvillians charged that the construction of I-40 would cause substantial damage to their community by erecting a physical barrier between the predominantly African American area and other parts of Nashville.

Transportation in and around Nashville

According to, "...getting around Nashville has never been simpler."

TDOT Office of Public Transportation

See what the Tennessee Department of Transportation is doing to "maximize the customer service potential of all agencies offering transit services to residents of Tennessee."

The National Conversation

Places Journal is a home for public scholarship on architecture, landscape, and urbanism.

Part of its series The Inequality Chronicles focused on Baltimore's transportation challenges. Read about it and see what Nashville can learn - The Third Rail.

Institute for Sustainable Practice

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Swang Center, Stowe Hall

Transportation and Segregation