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

A demonstration project called the Pacoima Health Zone was held on March 6, 2016. The project modeled potential long-term changes for creating a more vibrant, healthy and people-friendly Van Nuys Boulevard.

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.

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)


  • Provide a place for ULI members who are passionate about health and development to engage with each other and discuss health, wellness, and real estate
  • Offer a chance for ULI members to exchange knowledge and insights
  • Share 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

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
9:45a.m.-10:30a.m. Building Healthy Places and Social Equity at ULI

Calvin Gladney, Senior Visiting Fellow for Equity, ULI
Rachel MacCleery, Senior Vice President, ULI
10:30a.m.-11:30a.m.Keynote Presentation: 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.
11:30a.m.-12:00p.m.Healthy Corridors: Updates from Van Nuys Boulevard
12:30p.m.-1:30p.m.Walking Tour of Van Nuys Boulevard
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.
Additional Presenter, TBD
Moderator, TBD
2:45p.m.-3:15p.m.Building Healthy Places in Southern California: Updates from ULI Los Angeles

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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