Ron Yearwood is an Urban Designer and certified Planner with Barge Design Solutions in Nashville, TN. He has a strong interest in creating and envisioning more livable, better connected, and sustainable cities. With experience in both private and non-profit sectors, Ron thrives on community engagement and envisioning the future of cities and places through a collaborative process. During his previous role at the Civic Design Center, he helped expand the crucial initiatives that positively impact Nashville’s future development, including their publications, Shaping the Healthy Community: The Nashville plan, and Moving TN Forward. Ron continues to pursue his interests through volunteering with community groups and professional organizations, including AIA’s Regional and Urban Design Committee, various programs through the Civic Design Center, served on the board of Transit Now Nashville from 2014-2019, and is the current Director of Strategy for Nashville Design Week 2023.