Programming Focuses on Challenges, Opportunities for Supporting Healthy Housing in Healthy Places
For more information, contact: Robert Krueger at 202/624-7051
WASHINGTON (May 1, 2014) – The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and creating thriving, healthy communities, will hold its annual Housing Opportunity conference May 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver.
This year’s conference, hosted by the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing, will focus on how healthy design intersects with the industry goal of expanding opportunities for residential development. The conference features national experts on residential development and housing policy, in addition to covering a range of industry issues. The conference programming will cover topics such as demographics and their impact on healthy placemaking, how green housing can achieve both positive economic and health outcomes, ways multigenerational housing and intergenerational communities are changing the housing industry, as well as how a residential development can incorporate health and still be financially successful.
Housing Opportunity is the institute’s premier housing event and regularly attracts a diverse mix of private and nonprofit real estate developers, public officials, urban and regional planners, housing advocates, smart growth and sustainability experts, architects, investors and lenders, and real estate agents.
ULI recently held its 2012 Fall Meeting at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center and is currently in a multi-year partnership with the Colorado Health Foundation. The partnership originated with three ULI Advisory Services panels that convened in the spring of 2013 to recommend strategies for creating healthy living environments that increase opportunities to be physically active in three different settings – a suburb, a rural area and an urban neighborhood in Colorado. The panels, sponsored by the Foundation, offered advice on incorporating health-conscious design and development into Arvada, a community on the outskirts of Denver; Lamar, located in a remote area in the southeast part of the state; and Westwood, which spans 1.5 square miles in southwest Denver.
The 2014 Housing Opportunity conference is being supported with generous sponsorship contributions from Wells Fargo, the Colorado Health Foundation, Delos Building Wellness, the City of Aurora, Colo., the Denver Housing Authority, KTGY Architecture + Planning, Mithun, Jonathan Rose Companies, UDR, and Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
NOTE TO EDITORS AND REPORTERS: To request a complimentary press pass to the conference, contact Robert Krueger, ULI director of public relations and social media, at [email protected]. More information on the conference program and keynote speakers can be found at the Housing Opportunity 2014 website.
About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute (www.uli.org) is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 32,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.
About the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing
The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing engages in a multifaceted program of work that furthers the development of mixed-income, mixed-use communities with a full spectrum of housing affordability. The center was established in 2007 by J. Ronald Terwilliger, former ULI chairman and chairman emeritus of Trammell Crow Residential.