News from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative: December 2017
December 1, 2017
The ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative (BHP) works to engage, inform, and inspire ULI members and partners to do more to advance health.
Upcoming Members-Only Webinar on Building Equitable Cities
An increasingly common concern in cities across the United States is that the overall urban revival is leaving growing numbers of residents behind. A new ULI book, Building Equitable Cities: How to Drive Economic Mobility and Regional Growth, explores this topic and how land use leaders can help create more inclusive urban prosperity. Join this ULI members–only webinar, whose speakers include co-author Henry Cisneros, on Friday, December 15, at 1:00 p.m. EST to learn about what the book explores, detailing what’s working and how to do more of it. Register here.
New Videos Feature Food-Focused Communities and Projects
New videos make connections between food and real estate, exploring how food halls can become hubs of activity and commerce within their communities and how “agrihoods” (single-family, multifamily, or mixed-use communities built with a working farm or a community garden as a focus) can improve health outcomes while supporting a developer’s bottom line by differentiating projects from others in the market. Watch the videos to hear about how food was a focus on projects in Orange County, Anaheim, and Davis, California, and in Denver. Learn more.
ULI Joins Podcast for the 10-Minute Walk Campaign
Hear from Rachel MacCleery, ULI senior vice president of content, as she joins representatives from the Trust for Public Land and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to discuss the recently launched 10-Minute Walk campaign on this episode of Open Space Radio, NRPA’s official podcast. To date, more than 140 mayors have signed on to the 10-Minute Walk campaign, which launched on October 10. Learn more.
ULI/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Participants Reflect on Fall Meeting Experience
The ULI/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program connects graduate students in urban planning, design, real estate, or a related field with the real estate industry by pairing them with a ULI full member working at the intersection of health and the built environment. Through written reflections, 2017 program participants shared how attending the Fall Meeting in Los Angeles highlighted the impact that the real estate industry can have on improving health outcomes. Learn more.
New in Urban Land
- Creating Streets People Can Identify With—Ryan Call
- Greenprint Report Shows Real Estate Industry Continues to Reduce Energy Consumption, Carbon Emissions, Water Use—Trisha Riggs
- Preserving a Critical Tool for U.S. Public/Private Development—Stockton Williams
- “Upcycling” Assets: Planning for Regenerative Growth—Matthew Da Silva
In the News
- Artplace America Invests $8.7 Million in Communities across the United States—Global News Wire
- Economic Inequality and Health Inequality Are Inextricably Linked—CityLab
- Can Trees Curb Asthma Flare-Ups in Polluted Cities?—U.S. News & World Report
- The Rush to Storm-Proof Waterfront Parks—CityLab
- The Budding Romance between Developers and Environmentalists—CityLa