Randall Lewis/Building Healthy Places Interest Forum at the Fall Meeting in Boston

The eighth in the series of Building Healthy Places Interest Forums will be held in conjunction with ULI’s Fall Meeting in Boston.

This forum, generously supported by ULI Foundation Governor Randall Lewis, 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 forum is being organized in collaboration with ULI member leaders and will focus on sharing information about Boston-based projects at the intersection of health and the built environment and applying lessons from these projects to the work of forum participants from across the country.

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When: Monday, October 8, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Convene at One Boston Place
Cost: A registration fee is required to attend the Forum.
Early registration: $150 (ends 9/10)
Regular registration: $200

Learn about past Forums


Forum Goals:

  • Provide a place for ULI members who are passionate about health and development to meet and engage with each other
  • Offer a chance for ULI members to share knowledge and insights
  • Update forum participants on the latest work that is being done at ULI and other organizations on health and real estate

Logistical Information:

The Forum is open to all ULI members who are attending Fall Meeting. If you are interested in attending, please email us at health@uli.orgPlease note that we prefer no more than two people per organization to attend the Forum.

The Building Healthy Places Interest Forum is open to ULI Full and Associate members and will be capped at about 55 people.

To facilitate dialogue, we will again create a small book with a brief biography and a photo of all participants. Please send a brief bio and photo to health@uli.org after you register. If you attended previous forums, please send any updates to your bio or photo.


Draft Agenda:

8:00–9:15 a.m.Breakfast, Welcome, Self-Introductions
9:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m.Panel: Massachusetts Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund

Peter Sargent, Director of Capital Development, Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation

Andrew Seeder, Senior Associate for Research and Metrics, Conservation Law Fund

Sara Hammerschmidt, Senior Director, Urban Land Institute (moderator)

10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.Tour of Convene and Snacks
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.Panel: The Rise of Healthy Building Certifications

Joanna Frank, Executive Director, Center for Active Design

Rachel Gutter, President, International WELL Building Institute

Rachel MacCleery, Senior Vice President, Urban Land Institute (moderator)

12:15 p.m.–1:00 p.m.Lunch at Convene
1:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.Arup Office Space Overview

Nada Tarkhan, Sustainability Consultant, Arup
1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.Tour of Arup Office

Arup | 60 State Street | Boston, MA 02108
2:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m.Return to Convene; Break
2:15 p.m.–2:45 p.m. Updates from ULI/Building Healthy Places Initiative

Rachel MacCleery, Senior Vice President, Urban Land Institute

Sara Hammerschmidt, Senior Director, Urban Land Institute

Bridget Stesney, Senior Director, Urban Land Institute

Reema Singh, Manager, Urban Land Institute

2:45 p.m.–4:00 p.m.Presentation and Large Group Discussion
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.Happy Hour

Self transport to Happy Hour, about a 15 minute walk

Fort Point Room | Atlantic Wharf | 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA

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