News from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative: May 2017
May 19, 2017
The ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative (BHP) works to engage, inform, and inspire ULI members and partners to do more to advance health.
ULI Announced Three New Health Programs – Applications Due June 2
The Building Healthy Places Initiative is excited to announce three new programs for ULI members. These programs will offer the opportunity for participants to learn and do more to promote health and wellness. The application deadline for all programs is Friday, June 2, by COB.
- The ULI Health Leaders Network will empower real estate and land use professionals with the skills, knowledge, and networks to improve health outcomes in their professional practice and communities. To learn more and apply, click here.
- The ULI/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program will pair graduate students in urban planning, design, real estate, or a related field with a ULI member working at the intersection of health and the built environment. Participants will receive complimentary registration to Fall Meeting in Los Angeles, and students will receive a travel stipend. To learn more and apply to be a mentor or a mentored student, click here.
- Product Council Joint Project Opportunity: Product Councils will work with ULI staff on a joint research effort. Selected Councils will explore topics of interest that intersect with human health, real estate performance, and social equity. To learn more and apply, click here.
New Report Explores Opportunities to Harvest the Value of Water
ULI is pleased to share the new report, Harvesting the Value of Water: Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Real Estate, which explores how real estate projects are increasingly using innovative green infrastructure strategies to create value by improving operational efficiency, maximizing land, and providing an attractive amenity. To learn more, click here.
Spring Meeting in Seattle: Health Recap
The ULI Spring Meeting in Seattle offered ample opportunities for members to explore health-related topics, from the Building Healthy Places Interest Forum with tours of the Bullitt Center and High Point, to a concurrent session at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, to a self-guided Creative Placemaking tour.
To learn more, click here.
Brochure Outlines Best Practices in Creative Placemaking
Implementing Creative Placemaking in Real Estate identifies ten best practices for integrating the arts and culture in real estate projects, and shares four exceptional case studies. As the brochure shows, creative placemaking strategies can help real estate projects achieve success and improve health outcomes.
To learn more, click here.
New from Urban Land
- 10 Best Practices for Creative Placemaking—Juanita Hardy
- How Three Cities Are Addressing Resilience, Equity, and Revitalization—Mike Sheridan
- Legalized Marijuana Sector Creates Opportunity, Special Requirements—Kathleen McCormick
- More Food Choices, Higher-End Offerings Help Reboot Retail for a Digital Age—Leslie Braunstein
- Four Lessons Learned from Successful Urban Park Launches—Sean MacKay and Josh Sherman
- Resilience Experts Examine Climate Issues Facing Florida’s Gulf Coast—Archana Pyati
What We’re Reading
- More Than 1.2 Million Adolescents Die Every Year, Nearly All Preventable—World Health Organization
- Task Force Recommends Built Environment and Transportation System Interventions to Increase Physical Activity—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Funky Dutch Crosswalks Celebrate the Pedestrian—City Lab
- How Your Suburb Can Make You Thinner—POLITICO
- Infrastructure’s Big Moment Is Coming—City Lab
- Do Segregated Neighborhoods Raise Blood Pressure? NU Study Explores Link—Chicago Tribune