Pedestrian Perspective: What Can You Learn by Taking a Walk Around Your Neighborhood?

By taking a walk near their homes and offices, ULI Health Leaders experienced the disconnects in transportation networks, the importance of community gathering spaces and availability of healthy food, and certain inequities that may exist for subsets of the population. Health Leaders explored different types of neighborhoods—urban, suburban, and rural—in locations across the country, and had important, and strikingly similar, observations that impact health and equity….
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2017 ULI Charles H. Shaw Forum on Urban Issues: Partnering to Improve Health through the Built Environment

The 2017 Shaw Forum brought together staff and members from eight membership organizations (the American Institute of Architects, American Planning Association, American Public Health Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Landscape Architects, National Recreation and Park Association, Urban Land Institute, and U.S. Green Building Council) to discuss establishing effective partnerships to improve health through the built environment….
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