News from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative: July 2017


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


ULI Member Spotlight: Susan Powers

Colorado developer Susan Powers is a real estate leader with vision. Her projects, such as Aria Denver, serve as a model for integrating a holistic approach to health into real estate. In this member spotlight, Powers offers honest and inspiring insights, highlights the experiences that opened her eyes to the connection between health and the built environment, and shares some practical advice for young professionals.

“The real estate industry . . . needs to step up and be part of the solution to offer healthier choices,” Powers says. To read the full member spotlight, click here.


ULI Partners Share Resources for Fostering Creative, Healthy, and Engaged Communities

ULI’s Building Healthy Places partners are working on exciting initiatives to deepen understanding and action on health-promoting community development.

  • The Kresge Foundation has shared two case studies highlighting how creative placemaking strategies can help catalyze equitable, community-driven development. Featured projects include the Monroe Street Market in Washington, D.C., a partnership with development firm the Bozzuto Group. To learn more, click here.
  • The Kresge Foundation has released a new report, Keys to Collaboration, the first in a learning series from the BUILD Health Challenge, which highlights best practices for cross-sector collaborations for health. To learn more, click here.
  • The Center for Active Design has released findings from pioneering research in The Assembly Civic Engagement Survey (ACES), which examines how neighborhood design shapes a range of civic engagement outcomes. To read more about the survey findings, click here.
  • The American Planning Association has released a new tool, Metrics for Planning Healthy Communities, for tracking health outcomes in five domains: active living, healthy food system, environmental exposure, emergency preparedness, and social cohesion. To learn more, click here.


ULI Colorado to Host Forum Exploring Food and Real Estate

From food halls and co-ops to chef-driven restaurants and urban farms, food enterprises are reshaping the face of development throughout the United States. ULI Colorado’s Food and Real Estate Forum will explore how integrating food into real estate projects can improve health, equity, sustainability, and the bottom line. To learn how to participate in this event, click here.

New Report Explores Urban Mobility in the Asia Pacific Region

ULI Asia Pacific and the Centre for Liveable Cities in Singapore have released Urban Mobility: 10 Cities Leading the Way in Asia-Pacific, which highlights cities across the Asia Pacific region that are using active transport to solve urban mobility challenges. The report features ten cities and their mayors, from Seoul to Shanghai to Bandung, Indonesia. To learn more, click here.


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