News from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative: July 2016
July 14, 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.
The Value That Food Adds to Real Estate
Food-based amenities and improved access to healthy food are becoming increasingly popular in real estate development. Developers are seeing increased value in projects that connect residents and tenants to food through on-site farms and gardens, food markets, edible landscaping, and grocery stores. Learn more.
ULI Los Angeles Demonstrates Healthy Corridors in the Pacoima Neighborhood
On March 6, ULI Los Angeles, partnered with local organizations to host the Pacoima Health Zone, in conjunction with CicLAvia, an open streets event designed to catalyze better health and vibrant public spaces. As part of ULI’s ongoing Healthy Corridors project, the Health Zone demonstrated what a healthier Van Nuys Boulevard could look like, with a pop-up parklet, plus health screenings and other activities. Learn more.
Website Features New Profiles of Projects that Consider Health
Profiles of development projects that take resident, tenant, and community health into consideration have been added to the Building Healthy Places Toolkit website. To submit ideas for other projects to profile, email us at [email protected]. Learn more.
What’s New from Urban Land
- ULX: Waterfront Open Spaces—Ron Nyren
- Property Values Increasingly Depend on Transit—and Mayors—Mark Cooper
- Modern MPCs Combining Resort-Style Amenities with Mixed-Use, Transit-Oriented Neighborhoods—Archana Pyati
- Four Affordable and Workforce Housing Policies, Initiatives Selected as ULI Award Finalists—Robert Krueger
From Our Network: ChangeLab Solutions Releases Tools for Healthy Retail
ChangeLab Solutions, a California-based nonprofit organization focused on creating healthier communities for all through better laws and policies, has released new resources to help the public and private sectors—along with community members—create retail environments that make it easy to make healthy choices.