Not meaning to argue, as you are right, but the downtown area of every single city is thriving. Even if you go to the ones with "poor" planning like Detroit and Memphis, you will see a lot of new developments in the heavy foot traffic areas. The economy is in a relatively good place, and buildings which were previously vacated due to the recession are now being repurposed. Nashville is just having an influx of people that no amount of planning can handle. That disjointed infrastructure is a mess. All large cities in vein of Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, etc. are a mess and completely unwieldy, IMO. But people are moving there by the boatload, and I assumed that's what he was saying about Nashville.