Support public and private partnerships using nature-based solutions to address public health challenges.
The City will support and encourage public and private partnerships for initiatives using nature-based solutions to address public health challenges.
The City will encourage partnerships, provide technical assistance with grant writing, informational resources on funding opportunities and other creative financing options to nonprofits who are working on initiatives related to initiatives or programs that aim to address public health challenges using nature-based solutions.
A successful example of this is the ‘Southwestern Medical District Urban Streetscape Master Plan (2016)’. This is an ongoing district wide streetscape project that emphasizes and supports the public health through nature-based solutions in a neighborhood that has only 7% tree canopy and a major urban heat island. The project is a result of a partnership between Southwestern Medical District and Texas Trees Foundation with support from City of Dallas and other stakeholders.