News from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative: March 2018
March 15, 2018
The ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative (BHP) works to engage, inform, and inspire ULI members and partners to do more to advance health.
Attend Exciting Conference on Complete Streets and Healthy Corridors
ULI is partnering with Smart Growth America to host the conference Intersections: Creating Culturally Complete Streets in Nashville, Tennessee, from Tuesday, April 3, through Wednesday, April 4, 2018. The conference will feature keynote speakers such as Janette Sadik-Khan and explore opportunities to create streets that reflect local arts and culture and that work better for everyone who lives, works, and travels along them. Lessons from ULI’s ongoing Healthy Corridors Project will be a key theme at the conference. Learn more and register.
Promote More High-Quality Parks and Open Spaces
Parks and open spaces are essential components of resilient, healthy, and equitable communities. In partnership with the Trust for Public Land and the National Recreation and Park Association, ULI is working to ensure that everyone in urban America has the opportunity to live within a ten-minute walk to a high-quality park.
Advisory Services panels on parks: ULI is offering one-week Advisory Services panels focused on parks and related issues at a reduced cost of $25,000 (a typical panel costs $130,000). Does your community have a park-related challenge you could use some help with? Read about the significant and far-reaching impacts these panels can have. Learn more.
Tune in for Members-Only Webinars on Resilience and Sustainability
ULI’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance is sharing cutting-edge research on urban resilience and sustainability through two webinars you won’t want to miss:
- 10 Principles for Building Resilience: This complimentary ULI members–only webinar will offer participants a first look at the key themes outlined in the upcoming ULI report, 10 Principles for Building Resilience. An expert panel of ULI members who contributed to the report will explore the roles of resilience in land use decision making, finance, and social equity. Join the webinar on March 15, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EDT to learn about the 10 principles. Register here.
- Sustainability and Social Responsibility in 2018 and Beyond: The second in a series of webinars presented by the ULI Responsible Property Investment Council, this webinar will focus on what international institutional investors expect in responsible property investment this year. This webinar is open to ULI members and nonmembers. Join the webinar on March 27, 2018, at 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EDT. Register here.
Read the Latest on Creative Placemaking from Our Partners
- New Research from ArtPlace America: Environmental sustainability is about the health, safety, and long-term integrity of the places where we all live, work, and play. Approaches that utilize arts and culture have the potential to amplify environmental progress. ArtPlace America’s new report, Farther, Faster, Together: How Arts and Culture Can Accelerate Environmental Progress, is a creative placemaking field scan. Learn more.
- Field Guide for Creative Placemaking and Parks: The Trust for Public Land and the City Parks Alliance have released a new field guide for creative placemaking in parks. The Field Guide defines creative placemaking as a cooperative, community-based process which uses arts and cultural expression to create or rejuvenate parks and open spaces, thus deepening a sense of place and inspiring community pride. Learn more.
New from Urban Land
- Encouraging Aspiring Developers to Think Both Big and Small — Beth Mattson-Teig
- How Residential and Office Developers Are Preparing for the Realities of Net Zero — Billy Grayson
- Promoting Active Transportation in El Paso — Katharine Burgess
- As Art Revitalizes Urban Neighborhoods, Maintaining Affordability Remains a Challenge — Nicole Martinez\
- Rebuilding Charity: Officials Hope ULI Study Jump-Starts Redevelopment of Shuttered New Orleans Hospital — Jeremy Harper
In the News
- What Explains the Gender Gap in Walking? — Streetsblog USA
- Bike to the Future: Portland Uses Bikes to Rethink 70 Years of Strip Malls — Streetsblog
- The Future of Honolulu Depends on Its Parks — Next City
- Experts Weigh in on Corridor’s Future — Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
- Here’s How Much Money Green Design Could Save Cities — Next City
- Making Space for Culture: How Cities Can Preserve Their Valued (and Valuable) Cultural Assets — Next City
- Utopic Wellness Communities Are a Multibillion-Dollar Real Estate Trend — Fast Company