News from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative: April 2018

The ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative (BHP) works to engage, inform, and inspire ULI members and partners to do more to advance health.

Health at the ULI Spring Meeting

The 2018 ULI Spring Meeting, to be held May 1–3 in Detroit, will provide many opportunities to examine the connection among health, wellness, and real estate. For a complete list of health-focused events at the Spring Meeting, click here and be sure to check out these programs:

  • Healthy Housing for All Workshop
    Wednesday, May 2, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
    Hear about ULI/Product Council research that is focused on lessons learned from healthy affordable housing and help identify implications for the broader housing market. (Open to all meeting attendees; housing developers are especially welcome. Seating is limited.)
  • Parks and Open-Space Brunch
    Wednesday, May 2, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    Learn about the 10-Minute Walk Campaign and hear from Mark Wallace, president and CEO of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. (Open to all meeting attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited.)
  • Building Triple-Duty Public Spaces
    Wednesday, May 2, 2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
    Hear from leaders of innovative parks that are promoting creative placemaking, resilience, and equitable economic growth around the country in this concurrent session.
  • ULI Health Leaders Network Information Session
    Wednesday, May 2, 3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Learn more about the ULI Health Leaders Network program and how you can be involved.

ULI Advisory Services Panel Examines Potential for Land Bridge over Freeway in St. Paul  

Since the 1950s, the I-94 freeway has bisected the Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota. Last month, ULI convened an Advisory Services panel to work with the community group ReConnect Rondo, as well as the Minnesota Department of Transportation, ULI Minnesota, and other stakeholders to explore opportunities to knit the community back together and provide new opportunities for parks and open spaces, housing, and other civic investments with a new “freeway lid.” This was the first of a series of panels set to focus on parks and open space, convened by the Institute in conjunction with the 10-Minute Walk campaign. Learn more.

ULI/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program: Opportunities for ULI Members and Graduate Students

The ULI/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program pairs exceptional current graduate students in urban planning, real estate, architecture, and related fields with ULI mentor members, and supports student attendance at the ULI Fall and Spring Meetings. Learn more and apply.

ULI members interested in being mentors can apply through the Navigator. Members receive complimentary Fall and Spring Meeting registration for their service as mentors. Learn more.



New ULI Report on Resilience

ULI has released a new report, Ten Principles for Building Resilience, summarizing key insights from Advisory Services panels and other programming undertaken in the years since Hurricane Sandy. Promoting equity, pricing the cost of inaction, and designing natural systems are among the principles identified in the report. Learn more.


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