News from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative: November 2018

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


Upcoming Webinars on Open Space, Healthy Housing, and Active Transportation

Attend webinars to learn about cutting-edge trends at the intersection of health and real estate development:

  • ULI Webinar: The Case for Open Space—Why the Real Estate Industry Should Invest in Parks and Open Spaces | Thursday, November 15 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET
    Hear from a panel of ULI member experts who coauthored a report titled The Case for Open Space, a collaboration of the ULI Sustainable Development Product Council and ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative, which makes a compelling case for more real estate investment in community-accessible parks and open spaces. Register here.
  • America Walks Webinar: Active Transportation for Healthy Communities | Thursday, November 29 | 2:00 p.m. ET
    Three communities are creating more activity-friendly transportation systems and connections for all. Learn about resources, tools, and creative strategies to implement people-first transportation options. Register here.
  • ULI Webinar: Healthy Housing for All—Lessons from Affordable Housing for the Broader Marketplace | Tuesday, December 4 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
    An upcoming ULI report, Healthy Housing for All: How Affordable Housing Is Leading the Way, examines lessons from health-oriented affordable housing projects for the broader housing market place. Learn how to maximize project success and improve health in your projects. Register here.

Celebrating Parks and Open Spaces

Two urban parks—Levy Park in Houston and Madrid Río Park in Madrid, Spain—have been selected as winners of the ULI Urban Open Space Award. The award recognizes outstanding examples of successful large- and small-scale public spaces that have socially enriched and revitalized the economy of their surrounding communities. In the spirit of the one-year anniversary of the 10-Minute Walk Campaign, Ricardo Lara Park in Los Angeles was honored with a Special Community Impact recognition. Learn more.


District Council Event Explores Healthy Workplaces

On September 12, ULI Toronto hosted a program at the WELL-certified Toronto office of CBRE. Industry leaders shared their expertise on the ongoing and ever-evolving effort to attract and retain the best talent through providing high-quality work environments. Learn more about the Toronto program. To read more about the business case for healthy buildings, check out recent reports from ULI and Stok.


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