News from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative: April 2016
April 8, 2016
The ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative is leveraging the power of ULI’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities.
New ULI Report Asks: Is “Trail-Oriented Development” the Next TOD?
A new ULI report, Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier, explores the interconnections among walking, bicycling, and real estate development. Report findings show that features such as trails, bike lanes, bike-share stations, and sidewalks add value to development projects, and that the market for including bike-friendly amenities in residential and commercial projects is growing. The report profiles ten development projects that include significant bicycling and walking amenities, and showcases bike infrastructure projects that have catalyzed new development.
Learn more | Download the report
Building Healthy Places Programs at ULI’s Spring Meeting in Philadelphia
ULI’s Spring Meeting is just around the corner! If you are attending, make sure to check out some of the rich content that will highlight creating healthier places through strategies such as adaptive reuse and bolstered access to healthy food.
Highlights from the Spring Meeting program include:
- Tour: The Resurgence of the Historic Navy Yard
- Concurrent session: New Approaches to Bringing Healthy Food to Underserved Places
- Concurrent session: Trends in Transportation and Real Estate
Learn about other Building Healthy Places-related events at the Spring Meeting
ULI to Focus on Creative Placemaking along Commercial Corridors
This summer, ULI will launch a new project focused on revitalization of commercial corridors through innovative placemaking strategies. With support from the Kresge Foundation, ULI will build on the current work on healthy corridors to demonstrate the use of arts and culture in transforming isolated and automobile-dependent corridors into places that are vibrant, equitable, environmentally sustainable, and healthy. Learn more.
Annual Report Highlights Key Building Healthy Places Achievements in 2015
ULI has released its 2015 Annual Report, a comprehensive overview of accomplishments, impacts, and programs during the 2015 fiscal year, ended June 30, 2015. The Annual Report highlights several achievements of the Building Healthy Places Initiative, including the Building Healthy Places Toolkit and the Healthy Corridors project. Learn more.
What’s New from Urban Land
- Connecting Food and the Built Environment in New Orleans—Kathleen McCormick
- Bringing Better Health Outcomes to South Philadelphia—Joyce Lee
- TOD Matures in Philadelphia, Focusing on Safety and Access—Sarah Jo Peterson
- Cities Incentivizing Greener Infrastructure to Better Manage Water—Ryan Briggs
From Our Network: GRESB Real Estate Health and Well-Being Module Released
GRESB—an industry-driven organization committed to assessing the environmental, social, and governance performance of real estate portfolios and infrastructure assets globally—recently released a new assessment tool focused on health and well-being for the real estate industry. As health and well-being emerge as important areas of focus for the real estate industry, the new GRESB Module aims to equip real estate investors with the ability to evaluate the health and well-being performance of their investments.
Learn more | View the module