News from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative: July 2018
July 21, 2018
The ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative (BHP) works to engage, inform, and inspire ULI members and partners to do more to advance health.
Business Case for Healthy Buildings
ULI recently released The Business Case for Healthy Buildings: Insights from Early Adopters. The report explores the growing interest in building for health and obtaining wellness certifications to give developments a competitive edge. Learn more and read the report here.
For a complete list of health-focused events at Fall Meeting, click here.
New Resource Library for Parks and Open Space
In celebration of Park and Recreation Month this July, the 10-Minute Walk Campaign launched a new Parks and Open Space Resource Library, a collection of nearly 100 ULI case studies, advisory reports, and more that highlight transformative development through parks and open space. To discover the benefits of parks and open spaces, click here. Join the conversation on Twitter using #10MinWalk and #DiscoverJuly.
Buffalo Bayou Park Case Study
Learn how the city of Houston worked with public and private sector partners to transform Buffalo Bayou Park from a neglected drainage ditch into a 160-acre (65 ha) linear park and cityside showpiece. Learn more.
From Our Partners
- Center for Active Design Publishes Guide on Civic Spaces: Through four years of research and collaboration with input from over 200 studies, 50-plus cities, and dozens of expert advisers, The Assembly: Civic Design Guidelines shares evidence-based design and maintenance strategies to demonstrate the transformative power of well-designed and well-maintained public spaces in supporting the civic well-being of communities. Learn more.
- Build Healthy Places Network Releases Playbook on Equity: Partnerships for Health Equity and Opportunity: A Healthcare Playbook for Community Developers guides community developers toward partnerships with hospitals and health care systems. The playbook provides practical advice on navigating the vast health care ecosystem while leveraging organizational assets. Learn more.
New from Urban Land
- Return on Resilience: A Dollar of Prevention Is Worth $6 in Avoided Costs—Billy Grayson and Katharine Burgess
- As Demographics Shift, Placemaking Becomes an Increasingly Important Component of Retail Development—Nicole Martinez
- Living with Rising Sea Levels: Miami Beach’s Plans for Resilience—Nicole Martinez
- ULX: Open Spaces amid Density—Ron Nyren
- Recruitment of Nontraditional Candidates Can Boost Industry Diversity—Rachel Kaufman
In the News
- Don’t ban scooters. Redesign streets—Curbed
- In Some Residential Neighborhoods, Art Is Bigger Than Ever—Washington Post
- Climate Gentrification Will Deepen Urban Inequality—CityLab
- How Architects Can Help Make the Built Environment Healthier—Metropolis
- Chester Artists Revitalizing Corridor on Their Own Terms—Next City
- A 1,000-Year Flood in Maryland Shows the Big Problem with So Much Asphalt—Grist