News from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative: August 2016
August 11, 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.
ULI Philippines Celebrates Health-Oriented Projects
In July, the ULI Philippines National Council announced the winners of its inaugural Healthy Places Award. Projects honored included commercial, residential, and retail projects that include amenities that promote physical activity. Learn more.
Healthy Communities in Hawaii
With funding from the ULI Foundation, ULI Hawaii launched a new social media campaign aimed at informing policy makers and the general public about the health-promoting and environmental benefits of compact, transit-oriented, walkable communities. Visit the Facebook page.
Funding New Ideas for Building Healthier Places
In an effort to build a culture of health across the United States, Evidence for Action—a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—is looking to fund research to understand what it takes to lead healthier lives. The program is looking across many disciplines—including real estate and land use—to identify what works for health. Learn more.
What’s New from Urban Land
- Getting Inclusionary Zoning Right—Claude Gruen
- ULX: Innovative Density—Ron Nyren
- Solving Two Problems: Converting Unused Office Space to Residential—Stockton Williams
- Before It Runs Off—Kevin Brass
From Our Network: AARP Provides a Guide to Creating Parklets
Parklets—small, temporary parks constructed in parking spots or travel lanes—create livelier streets and healthier communities. AARP recently published a set of steps on how to get started and things to consider when constructing a parklet in your community. Learn more.