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

The sixth in the series of Building Healthy Places Interest Forums will be held in conjunction with ULI’s Fall Meeting in Los Angeles. 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 Los Angeles-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.

Meet the Forum Attendees    View the Forum Presentation

When: Monday, October 23, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Pacoima City Hall – 13520 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91331
Cost: A registration fee is required to attend the Forum. Discounted registration fees are being charged thanks to the generosity of Randall Lewis.
Early registration: $75 (ends 9/15)
Regular registration: $125 (ends 10/13)
Late registration: $150 (after 10/13)
Note: AICP members may claim 5 hours of CM credit for this event.

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 invitation only and this invitation is non-transferable. If you are interested in attending and did not receive an invitation, please email us at health@uli.org.

Participation in the Forum is limited to ULI members (Associate and Full) and will be capped at about 50 people. Forum participants are encouraged but not required to attend ULI’s Fall Meeting; register at fall.uli.org.

To facilitate dialogue, we will again create a small book providing 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.


8:00a.m.-9:00a.m.Bus from Los Angeles Convention Center to Pacoima City Hall
13520 Van Nuys Blvd | Los Angeles, CA 91331
All buses will depart from the convention center at the West Lobby Entrance

Pacoima City Hall is a neighborhood community center situated along Van Nuys Boulevard in Los Angeles’ Pacoima neighborhood. Pacoima is a vibrant and diverse community that also has one of the city’s highest poverty rates and some of the city’s poorest health outcomes. However, through a variety of locally-driven community initiatives, including the ULI Healthy Corridors project, Van Nuys Boulevard now hosts a number of significant health-promoting investments, centering on active transportation, economic opportunity, creative placemaking, food, and opportunities for social engagement.
9:00a.m.-9:45a.m.Breakfast, Welcome, Self-Introductions

Elizabeth Shreeve, Principal, SWA Group
9:45a.m.-10:30a.m.Updates from ULI and Partners

Rachel MacCleery, Senior Vice President, ULI
Sharon Roerty, Senior Program Officer, RWJF
Christopher Smith, Senior Program Officer, Colorado Health Foundation
Calvin Gladney, Senior Visiting Fellow for Equity, ULI
Juanita Hardy, Senior Visiting Fellow for Creative Placemaking, ULI
Kevin O’Hara, Vice President of Urban and Government Affairs, National Recreation and Parks Association

10:30a.m.-11:30a.m.Presentation and Dialogue with Sam Polk

Sam Polk is a former hedge fund trader and the author of the book For the Love of Money. He is the cofounder and CEO of Everytable, a social enterprise that sells fresh, delicious meals at prices everyone can afford, and the founder and Executive Director of Groceryships, a nonprofit that helps low-income families struggling with food-related illnesses like obesity and diabetes.

Daron "Farmer D" Joffe, Director of Agricultural Innovation and
Development, The Leichtag Foundation; Founding Director,
Coastal Roots Farm
Clare DeBriere, Founder, C+C Ventures
11:30a.m.-12:00p.m.Healthy Corridors: Updates from Van Nuys Boulevard

Melani Smith, Adjunct Faculty, University of Southern California
Sandra Ramirez, Cultural Arts Director, Pacoima Beautiful
Jose Gardea, Principal, Urbanism Advisors
12:30p.m.-1:30p.m.Walking Tour of Van Nuys Boulevard

Sandra Ramirez, Cultural Arts Director, Pacoima Beautiful
Jose Gardea, Principal, Urbanism Advisors
1:45p.m.-2:45p.m.Panel: Uncovering the Economic Value of Investing in Health and the Built Environment

Larry Frank, President, Urban Design 4 Health, Inc.
Colin Powell, Project Manager, Better Places for People, World Green Building Council
Mette Søs Lassesen, Market Director, Ramboll (moderator)
2:45p.m.-3:15p.m.Building Healthy Places in Southern California: Updates from ULI Los Angeles

Matt Romero, Studio-MLA (formerly Mia Lehrer + Associates)
Silvia Saucedo, Saucedo Group

Jonathan Watts, Killefer Flammang Architects
3:15p.m.-3:30p.m. Next Steps, Wrap Up, and Adjourn
3:30p.m.-4:30p.m.Bus to Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St | Los Angeles, CA 90015
5:00p.m.Building Healthy Places and Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance Reception

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