News from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative: February 2017
February 22, 2017
The ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative works to engage, inform, and inspire ULI members and partners to do more to advance health.
ULI Creative Placemaking Projects Take Shape
Four ULI district councils have been selected to participate in the ULI Creative Placemaking Project, which is focused on helping ULI members and networks use creative placemaking approaches to revitalize communities and promote health. ULI Memphis and ULI Idaho will focus on commercial corridors, while ULI Michigan and ULI Triangle will host workshops centered on making the most of creative placemaking opportunities. Learn more.
ULI Los Angeles Outlines Strategies for Creating Healthier and More Equitable Communities
The Healthy Community Implementation Toolbox, developed by the ULI Los Angeles Building Healthy Places Committee and urban planning firm Raimi + Associates, identifies twelve tools being used by local jurisdictions in the Los Angeles region to reduce health disparities, promote social equity, and encourage healthier lifestyles through planning, design, and implementation. Learn more.
Cushman & Wakefield Report Explores the Growth of Food Halls across the United States
Cushman & Wakefield’s report Food Halls of America explores the strength of the food-related retail sector, and features profiles of more than 20 food halls across the United States. The report examines the factors behind the exploding popularity of food halls, characteristics of various food hall formats, and conditions for the success of food-related retail. Learn more.
Michigan Urban Farming Initiative Invests in Detroit’s North End
Civil Eats highlights an urban “agrihood” being developed in Detroit’s North End by the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative. The roughly three-acre (1.2 ha) project is surrounded by a mix of vacant land and occupied and abandoned homes, and includes a two-acre (0.8 ha) urban garden and a 200-tree orchard. The all-volunteer Initiative is also leading the development of a Community Resource Center and healthy food café in a long-vacant building located nearby. Learn more.
These reports intersect with ULI’s recent Cultivating Development report, which explores interconnections between real estate and food. Learn more.
New from Urban Land
- Seattle Bikeway Named America’s Best New Bike Lane for 2016 – Brett Widness
- Capitalizing on TOD – Kathleen McCormick
- Every Drop Counts in Making Amsterdam “Rainproof” – Letty Reimerink
- The Growing Need for Senior Housing in China – Mark Cooper
- Northwestern Small Blocks: The History and Rationale Behind an Urban Model – Will Macht
- ULI Europe: Shoppers Want Food, Beverage, and Leisure – Catherine Gregory