Building Healthy Places Interest Forum at the Spring Meeting in Seattle

The fifth in the series of Building Healthy Places Interest Forums will be held in conjunction with ULI’s Spring Meeting in Seattle. 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.

The Seattle forum will focus on health, water, and stormwater, and is being organized jointly by the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative and the ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance, in collaboration with ULI member leaders.

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

The Building Healthy Places Interest Forum is open to ULI Full and Associate members and will be capped at about 40 people. Forum participants are encouraged but not required to attend ULI’s Spring Meeting.

Please note that Spring Meeting is open to ULI Full members only, as well as Associate members who are part of the ULI Northwest District Council, which includes Washington and Oregon.

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When: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Where: Seattle, WA | Various locations indicated below.


  • Provide a place for ULI members who are passionate about health and development to engage with each other and discuss health, wellness, and real estate
  • Offer a chance for ULI members to exchange knowledge and insights
  • Share the latest work that is being done at ULI and other organizations on health and real estate


8:00a.m.Breakfast, Welcome, Presentation about the Bullitt Center
1501 East Madison Street | Seattle, WA 98122

The Bullitt Center, a six-story, 50,000 square foot office building in Seattle that aspires to be the world's greenest commercial building, opened in 2013. Learn more about the building's healthy and sustainable features.
Denis Hayes, President and CEO, Bullitt Foundation
Rob Peña, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Washington
Deborah Sigler, Discovery Commons Program Coordinator, University of Washington Center for Integrated Design
8:30-9:30a.m.Tour of the Bullitt Center
9:30-10:30a.m.Bus to High Point.
The Neighborhood House | 6400 Sylvan Way SW | Seattle, WA 98126

Located in West Seattle, High Point is one of the Seattle Housing Authority's redeveloped mixed-income communities, with nearly 1,700 affordable and market-rate housing units across 120 acres. The development features sustainable and healthy elements, including housing that reduces triggers for asthma as well as innovative stormwater management practices. Learn more.

Updates from ULI
11:45a.m.-12:00p.m. Lunch served
12:00-1:00p.m.Lunch and Presentation - Reflections on Health

Andrew Dannenberg, Professor, University of Washington
Joanna Frank, Executive Director, Center for Active Design (moderator)
1:00-2:00p.m.Discussion Panel - Water and Health Today

Katharine Burgess, Director, Urban Resilience, Urban Land Institute
Mami Hara, Director, Seattle Public Utilities
Jalonne White-Newsome, Senior Program Officer, Environment, Kresge Foundation (moderator)
2:00-2:30p.m.Overview of High Point Development
2:30-4:00p.m.Tour of High Point Development

Tom Phillips, retired, former High Point Redevelopment Manager, Seattle Housing Authority
Peg Staeheli, Principal Landscape Architect, MIG | SvR
George Nemeth, Senior Housing Developer, Seattle Housing Authority

4:00-5:00p.m.Bus to Mithun
Pier 56 | 1201 Alaskan Way # 200 | Seattle, WA 98101
5:00-7:00p.m.Building Healthy Places and Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance Reception, Mithun

Built in 2000, the design firm’s Pier 56 office features a 36,000-square foot renovated industrial pier with open spaces animated by timber structure, natural light, breezes from Elliott Bay, and views across the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. A resilient landmark and multi-disciplinary workplace for the future, Pier 56 provides a critical link between the past and future on Seattle’s evolving waterfront. Learn more.

If you are interested in attending and did not receive an invitation, please email us at

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