The Building Healthy Places Initiative is pleased to announce two opportunities for District Councils to engage more deeply in creative placemaking projects.
“Creative Placemaking” describes a comprehensive community development approach that intentionally embeds arts, culture, and community-engaged design into strategies to revitalize and stabilize communities. Within the context of the Building Healthy Places Initiative, arts and culture are viewed as essential elements to creating holistically healthy neighborhoods and cities.
Creative Placemaking Opportunities
- Creative Placemaking Advisory Workshops – The Building Healthy Places Initiative will work with two District Councils to address a local or regional land use challenge with creative placemaking solutions, or to identify opportunities to enhance the local/regional real estate community’s understanding and utilization of creative placemaking strategies, especially those which promote health. Interested District Councils are invited to fill out a Statement of Interest by November 30, 2016.
- Creative Placemaking Grants for Healthy Corridors Projects – The Building Healthy Places Initiative will work with District Councils on efforts to utilize creative placemaking solutions to revitalize and transform soulless commercial corridors into healthy and vibrant places. This program will support work and provide funding for four District Councils, chosen in two grant rounds (Winter/Fall 2016 and Spring 2017), to undertake creative placemaking projects (such as arts events and programming, public art projects, and more) along corridors. Interested District Councils are invited to fill out a Statement of Interest by November 30, 2016.
About the Healthy Corridors Project
Over the past two years, ULI has been undertaking a project focused on transforming underperforming urban and suburban arterials into healthier places. This project has been led by the Building Healthy Places Initiative in partnership with the he Rose Center for Public Leadership and with support from the Robert Wood Johnson and Colorado Health Foundations. ULI Colorado, ULI Nashville, ULI Idaho, and ULI Los Angeles were exceptional District Council partners on this project.
Learn more about the project as you consider how your District Council might embark on creative placemaking projects along corridors in your community, by reading the newly released report Building Healthy Corridors: Transforming Urban and Suburban Arterials into Thriving Places, available at www.uli.org/healthycorridors.
Statements of Interest and more information are available for District Councils at the Building Healthy Places District Council Resources page. Be in touch with us at [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to learn more.