News from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative: May 2018

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

ULI Offers Opportunities to Learn and Lead on Health

  • The ULI Health Leaders Network program is helping ULI members develop the skills, knowledge, and cross-sector networks needed to improve health outcomes in their professional practice and communities. Through in-person gatherings, webinars, and other activities, participants gain actionable knowledge on development and design strategies. Nonmembers may apply to the program but will be expected to join ULI as an Associate Member if selected. To learn more and apply, click here. Applications close July 13, 2018.
  • The ULI/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program is a selective merit-based program that pairs current graduate students in urban planning, real estate, architecture, and related fields with ULI members working at the intersection of health and the built environment. This year’s program will sponsor mentee participation in ULI’s Fall Meeting in Boston and ULI’s Spring Meeting in Nashville. If you are a ULI Full Member who is interested in mentoring a young professional, contact or let us know through Navigator. Applications close June 15, 2018.

10-Minute Walk Supports Park Planning Around the Country

The 10-Minute Walk Campaign announced 12 cities as recipients of a $40,000 grant for technical assistance. Funds will support city planning efforts to increase residents’ access to high-quality parks. To learn more, click here.

The campaign has launched two exciting new resources to support communities in park planning efforts. ParkServe®, developed by the Trust for Public Land (TPL), allows users to measure and compare access to parks nationwide. Parkology, also by TPL, provides a dynamic community space where municipal leaders, park advocates, and others can come together to share information and insights. To sign up and connect with park enthusiasts nationwide, click here.

To learn more about the 10-Minute Walk Campaign and how you can get involved, email or click here.

Urban Institute Seeks Applicants for Health Grants

The Urban Institute is seeking Policies for Action grant applicants. The grant program funds research that generates actionable evidence and information about how public and private policies and practices affect health and wellness. Grants are generally capped at $250,000 and proposals from teams representing sectors and disciplines traditionally not associated with health are strongly encouraged. Letters of inquiry are due by June 7. To learn more, click here.


ULI Releases Ten Principles for Building Resilience Report

From ULI’s Urban Resilience program comes Ten Principles for Building Resilience. This new publication summarizes the key themes posed by the Institute’s resilience work in the years since Hurricane Sandy, with a particular focus on resilience-focused Advisory Services work. The report considers the economic, environmental, and social factors that contribute to resilience, and highlights how ULI members, city officials, city leaders, and the public can address vulnerabilities and enhance resilience within their communities, real estate projects, and broader civic involvement. Read the full report here.


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