News from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative: October 2016
October 13, 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.
New ULI Headquarters Promotes Health, Sustainability, and Innovation
ULI’s new global headquarters space, opened in May 2016, embraces a collaborative, open-office concept that is also focused on the health of employees and visitors. Abundant natural lighting, open staircases between floors, standing desks, and a fully equipped gym contribute to a healthy and vibrant office space, located within walking distance of a number of amenities, services, and transit options.
Can’t-Miss Building Healthy Places Programs at the Fall Meeting
ULI’s Fall Meeting in Dallas is just around the corner. We hope you can join us from October 24 to 27 and attend many of the health-focused sessions, including a breakfast program on creative placemaking and concurrent sessions on healthy corridors and food and real estate.
Leichtag Foundation Supports ULI’s Food and Real Estate Program
The Leichtag Foundation, based in Encinitas, California, recently awarded a grant to ULI to support and expand its focus on food and real estate development, and to promote health, wellness, and sustainability through enlightened approaches to food.
ULI CEO Patrick Phillips on Land Use for Healthy Living
In the latest edition of Urban Land, Patrick Phillips, ULI’s global CEO, shared his perspectives on the importance of land use in creating healthier places for all. Phillips highlighted successful publications and programs from the Building Healthy Places Initiative and encouraged members to provide their input and share their experiences.
What’s New from Urban Land
- Growing Value through Creative Placemaking—Juanita Hardy
- Food as Fashion: Reviving a Historic Food Hall in Warsaw, Poland—Mike Phillips
- Dense, Walkable Urbanism Drawing Corporate Offices to Plano, Texas—Kevin Brass
- New Greenway Planned for Tulsa Aims to Tear Down City’s “Silos”—Joe Gose
- Klyde Warren Park and the Katy Trail—Jeffrey Spivak
From the BHP Network: Jacksonville Launches Pilot Parklet Program
In mid-September, Jacksonville, Florida, initiated a trial run for downtown parklets. The goal of the yearlong program is to create more urban gathering spaces and foot traffic for downtown businesses. The launch of the program coincided with International Park(ing) Day.