News from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative: November 18, 2015
November 18, 2015
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 of Food in Real Estate Development
Food—in gardens, markets, edible landscaping, and farms—is becoming more and more important within development projects. A concurrent session at ULI’s recent 2015 Fall Meeting showcased a number of projects that are using food as an amenity, a way to build community, and a positioning strategy. Learn more.
ULI Colorado Hosts “Healthy Places, Healthy People” Event
This Friday, ULI Colorado is hosting a lunch event with Karen McNeil-Miller, the new president and CEO of the Colorado Health Foundation, and Kathleen Carey, chief content officer at the Urban Land Institute, to discuss the latest work and research from both organizations. Learn more.
New Report Highlights Winners and Finalists of the ULI Urban Open Space Award
ULI has released a new report celebrating vibrant and successful urban open spaces across the globe. The report, which features winners and finalists of the ULI Urban Open Space Award, also includes articles on the value of parks and open spaces for the economic, physical, and social health of cities and their residents. Learn more.
Cities with Lower Carbon Emissions See Financial and Health Benefits
A new report by New Climate Economy that analyzed the global impacts of climate change found that taking steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions—including investing in public transit and using renewable energy—could generate $17 trillion in savings by 2050. Many of these steps have also been shown to improve public health outcomes. The report calls on the development community across the globe to help accelerate strategies to reduce carbon emissions. Learn more.
Eight U.S. Communities Awarded RWJF Culture of Health Prize
On October 28, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced the eight winners of the 2015 Culture of Health Prize. These winners, selected from over 300 applicants, are working with partners to implement strategies that ensure that all community residents have the opportunity to lead healthier and more productive lives. Learn more.