News from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative: November 2016
November 10, 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.
Building Healthy Places at the ULI Fall Meeting
Last month, ULI held its 2016 Fall Meeting in Dallas. Did you miss the meeting or want to learn more? Several sessions and events focused on health, including a concurrent session on the ULI Healthy Corridors Project, a breakfast program focused on creative placemaking, and a pop-up café drop-in session on connections between food and real estate. Learn more.
The Building Healthy Places Initiative released two new reports during the ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas in November.
Building Healthy Corridors: Transforming Urban and Suburban Arterials into Thriving Places
This report explores strategies for transforming commercial corridors—found in nearly every community across the United States—into places that support the health of the people who live, work, and travel along them.
Cultivating Development: Trends and Opportunities at the Intersection of Food and Real Estate
This report explores the mutually beneficial relationship between food-based amenities—such as working farms, community gardens, food halls, restaurants, and grocery stores—and real estate.
New from Urban Land
- Bringing Healthier Commercial Corridors to Four U.S. Cities—Kathleen McCormick
- Optimism, Resilience Are Keys to Building Stronger Communities—Kathleen McCormick
- Placemaking for Mid-Sized Cities: Rebuilding Waterfront Parks and “Bourbonism”—Patrick J. Kiger
- Pop-Ups and Falling in Love with Your City—Leslie Braunstein
- Integrating Affordable Housing into Plans for Transit-Oriented Development—Kevin Brass
- Eleven Global Awards for Excellence Winners Named—Robert Krueger
From the ULI BHP Network: Wikiblock Helps Improve Public Spaces
Wikiblock, a new open-source toolkit from the nonprofit Better Block, supported by the Knight Foundation, provides free blueprints for public space amenities. Fixtures such as benches, chairs, and planters can be crafted out of plywood at a “makerspace” and quickly assembled to enhance public spaces. Learn more.