Building Healthy Places Interest Forum at the Spring Meeting in Philadelphia

The third in the series of Building Healthy Places Interest Forums will be held in conjunction with ULI’s Spring Meeting in Philadelphia. 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: Tuesday, April 19, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (optional walking tour of Broad Street, from the convention center to Paseo Verde, starting at 9:00 a.m.)
Where: Paseo Verde
Cost: A $125 registration fee is required to attend the Forum.
Forum Chair: Elizabeth Shreeve, Principal, SWA Group

Meet the Forum Attendees  View the Forum Presentation


  • Build on the Building Healthy Places Interest Forums held in Houston and San Francisco, 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.

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 Spring Meeting. Please note: Spring Meeting registration is separate and limited to Full members only. 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.


9:00–10:30 a.m.               (Optional) Walking tour highlighting the ongoing revitalization of Broad Street, from the Convention Center to Paseo Verde (meeting point TBD)

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.     Tour of Paseo Verde and surrounding neighborhood

12:00–1:00 p.m.               Networking Lunch, Self-Introductions, and ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative

1:00–1:45 p.m.                 Making Health Intentional: Integrating Methodology and Practice From the Start

Clare De Briere, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, The Ratkovich Company
Alesha Kientzler, Principal and Chief Performance Strategist, Kientzler Consulting

1:45–2:30 p.m.                 Moderated Full Group Discussion

Elizabeth Shreeve, Principal, SWA Group

2:30–2:45 p.m.                 Break

2:45–3:45 p.m.                 Making Health Intentional: Tools for Investors and Developers

Mary McCarthy, Managing Director, Terra Search Partners (moderator)
Tony Pringle, Partner, Quinn & Partners
Matthew Trowbridge, Associate Professor, University of Virginia and Senior Research Fellow, U.S. Green Building Council
Kelly Worden, Health Research Project Manager, U.S. Green Building Council

3:45–4:30 p.m.                 Next Steps, Wrap Up, and Adjourn: Where do we go from here?

Elizabeth Shreeve, Principal, SWA Group


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