NCDC's Shaping Healthy Community initiatives seek to inform developers, planners, elected officials, and the community through:
- Creation of community and neighborhood plans that promote public health through building and community design.
- Identifying and communicating strategies, resources, and best practices to stakeholders to provide an understanding of how urban design affects their health.
- Introducing Urban Design Challenges for locations throughout Nashville that better public health through the integration of high quality urban design practices.
Towards this end, NCDC partners alongside planners, architects, and public health professionals across Tennessee and beyond to research and implement best practices of health promoting community design.
NCDC also hosts regular events for professionals and community members throughout Nashville and Middle Tennessee to present and discuss topics presented throughout Shaping the Healthy Community. These events bring awareness to how public health is impacted by the design of a community, and inform citizens how to help shape their community into a healthier place. To learn more and see upcoming events, visit our events page.