Building Parklets & Community Value | Nellie Davis | TEDxReno


How can public space give value to a community? As our city experiences a powerful growth, it’s every citizens responsibility to stand up for creating vibrancy, in other ways than just adding more people. With just a small expansion of the sidewalk, Parklets can repurpose streets in a more intimate experience than public parks could ever offer. They rely purely on community support and give back to that area in return foot traffic. Let’s change our neighborhoods and our minds by engaging.

Nellie Davis is a daring entrepreneur and proud mother. She has been a hair and makeup artist for nearly 10 years and owner of Outsiders Hair Studio for 4. She has been involved in the community hosting local shows, writing a monthly column for Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine and holding many charitable events throughout the year. A board member of the Riverwalk District and Sierra Arts, Nellie truly believes great ideas belong in Reno. She also loves basil ice cream and cycling, as they go hand in hand.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at