Building Healthy Places Interest Forum at the Fall Meeting in Dallas

The fourth in the series of Building Healthy Places Interest Forums will be held in conjunction with ULI’s Fall Meeting in Dallas. This forum brings together leaders in health, wellness, and real estate to discuss what they are doing, planning, and observing in the field. This will be a content-heavy, interactive discussion and exchange.




When: Monday, October 24, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Where: Omniplan, Inc.
Cost: A registration fee is required to attend the Forum.
Early registration: $125 (ends 9/15)
Regular registration: $175 (ends 10/15)
Late registration: $200 (after 10/15)


  • Build on the previous Building Healthy Places Interest Forums and provide a place for ULI members who are passionate about health and development to engage with each other.
  • Offer a chance for ULI members to share knowledge and insights about real projects.
  • Update forum participants in the latest work that is being done at ULI and other organizations on health and real estate.
  • For members on national Product Councils, provide a gathering that is focused on health and real estate and provide information that can be shared with their Councils.

Logistical Information:

The Forum is invitation only and this invitation is non-transferable. If you are interested in attending and did not receive an invitation, please email us at

Participation in the Forum is limited to ULI members (Associate and Full) and will be capped at about 40 people. Forum participants are encouraged but not required to attend ULI’s Fall Meeting; register at

To facilitate dialogue, we will again create a small book providing a brief biography and a photo of all participants. Please send a brief bio and photo to after you register. If you attended previous Forums, please send any updates to your bio or photo.

View Bio Book

Final Agenda:

10:30–10:45 a.m.             Welcome and Introductions

Elizabeth Shreeve, Principal, SWA Group; Forum Master of Ceremonies

10:45–11:00 a.m.             Building Healthy Places at ULI: Program Highlights

Rachel MacCleery, Senior Vice President for Content, Urban Land Institute

11:00–11:15 a.m.              How Creative Placemaking can Transform Communities, Add Value, and Enhance Health

Juanita Hardy, Senior Visiting Fellow for Creative Placemaking, Urban Land Institute
In this presentation, we will explore how creative placemaking (the use of arts and culture in placemaking activities) within real estate projects can improve community health and enhance value.

11:15–11:30 a.m.              Introduction to Klyde Warren Park

Tara Green, President, Klyde Warren Park

11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.      Tour of Klyde Warren Park

Tara Green, President, Klyde Warren Park (tour leader)

Klyde Warren Park is the 2014 winner of the ULI Urban Open Space Award. The 5.2-acre park built over the Woodall Rodgers Freeway features a children’s park, reading room, great lawn, restaurant, performance pavilion, fountain plaza, games area, dog park, and botanical garden in a pedestrian-oriented setting. Learn about how the park was planned and funded.

12:30–1:00 p.m.              Return to Omniplan; Lunch

1:00–2:15 p.m.                Small Group Activity: Applying Healthy Places Tools to Reinvent Place and Community

Following a brief introduction, participants will break up into small groups to reinvent a site located in the city of South San Francisco in ways that enhance health and economic performance. Forum participants will use data about the site and surrounding community to inform their plan and approaches. 

2:15–2:45 p.m.                 Small Group Report Outs

What three big ideas for promoting health and addressing the health challenges on the site did your group come up with? (Inspire the room!)
What partnerships would be required to undertake or enhance those ideas?
What funding would be needed?
How would you phase these investments?

3:00–4:00 p.m.                 Investing in Health: Requirements and Funding for Healthy Buildings

Mary McCarthy, Managing Director, Terra Search Partners (moderator)
David DeVos, Vice President and Global Director, Sustainability, Prudential Real Estate Investors
Michael C. Kirby, Managing Director, Director of North American Real Estate Operations and US Asset Management, Invesco
In this panel discussion, we will hear why health is becoming so important to real estate investors and equity partners and learn about specific requirements for funding healthier places and projects. 

4:00–4:30 p.m.                 Next Steps, Wrap Up, and Adjourn

Elizabeth Shreeve, Principal, SWA Group

4:30 p.m. +                     Wine and Cheese Reception, Omniplan Offices


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