Davidson: Design for Life
Davidson Design for Life (DD4L) is an initiative of the Town of Davidson, North Carolina to foster healthy community design through the use of health impact assessments (HIA), public participation, and collaborative efforts in Davidson, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region, and North Carolina.
“To help Davidson be a community that is healthy today and even healthier tomorrow while serving as a model for other small towns by implementing healthy design.”
- Develop a better understanding of the HIA process as it applies to small, rural towns and use HIA to evaluate and inform built environment decisions by the Town of Davidson as well as regional and statewide decision-makers.
- More fully and broadly engage our citizens in the decision making process to make healthier lifestyle options available.
- Collaborate with local, regional, and national partners to promote the use and understanding of HIA and healthy community design principles.
- Document and share the steps we take and the partnerships we form in order to serve as a model for communities to follow nation-wide.