News from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative: October 2017
October 1, 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 Partners on “10-Minute Walk” Campaign for Urban Parks
Everyone deserves a quality park within a 10-minute walk of home. The Urban Land Institute is partnering with the Trust for Public Land and the National Recreation and Park Association to lead a national campaign to make the 10-minute walk to a park the standard in American cities. As of the Campaign’s launch on October 10th 2017, more than 130 mayors from cities big and small, from across the political spectrum, endorsed this vision.
ULI will support the Campaign by catalyzing the power of our members, networks, and partnerships around a vision of a green, sustainable, connected, and resilient future for all people. Our work will contribute to the creation of healthy and sustainable communities and reduce built environment barriers to healthy behaviors and activities, so that all people have the chance to live their best lives possible. This program will include:
- Advisory Services Panels held throughout the United States
- Recognition of exemplary urban open spaces and parks
- Support for District Council engagement
- Recognition for mayors who have signed on to the Campaign
- Publications exploring parks, trails, and resilience.
To visit the Campaign’s website, click here.
In the News
- Minneapolis, St. Paul Mayors Join National Push for Parks within 10-minute Walk—Star Tribune
- Nation’s Mayors Launch Groundbreaking 10-minute Walk to a Park Campaign—Market Insider
- Transforming Cities: A 10-minute Walk to a Park for All Americans—Mayor Price and Mayor Hancock
- U.S. Mayors Agree: Everyone Needs a Great Park Within a 10-minute Walk—Huffington Post
- Walk, Don’t Run—Politico