Our Shaping Healthy Communities Initiative incorporates rigorous analysis of how different features of our built environment in Nashville and Tennessee impact the health of those living, working, and visiting the local community. Our research has narrowed these features into six primary factors:
2. Open Space & Parks
4. Food Resources
5. Walkability & Pedestrian Safety
6. Neighborhood Design & Development
To learn more on the impact of the built environment on public health, view and download the Making Healthy Places publication. More helpful resources on the intersection of city planning and public health can be found on the American Planning Association website, and the Tennessee Department of Health's Healthy Places page.
Some of the neighborhood studies used to classify different areas, and create the case studies throughout the Shaping the Healthy Community: The Nashville Plan include: