The ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative (BHP) works to engage, inform, and inspire ULI members and partners to do more to advance health.
ULI’s 2017 Fall Meeting, to take place October 23–26 in Los Angeles, will provide many opportunities to examine health and real estate through several pop-up events and health-focused concurrent sessions. Don’t miss the the following:
- ULI’s Changing World Speaker Series—Equity and Inclusion: Join this Speaker Series discussion on Tuesday, October 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to hear ULI’s Calvin Gladney, PolicyLink’s Angela Glover-Blackwell, and National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Stephanie Meeks talk about the real estate industry’s role in supporting inclusive and equitable communities. To learn more about the session, click here.
- Creative Placemaking Breakfast: Join Juanita Hardy, ULI senior visiting fellow for creative placemaking, and Ben Stone, director of arts and culture for Smart Growth America, for breakfast on Thursday, October 26, at 7:30 a.m. Please note that attendees are permitted on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more, click here.
- To learn about all the Fall Meeting health-related programming, click here.
In April 2017, eight membership organizations issued a Joint Call to Action to Promote Healthy Communities to mobilize members to build relationships, collaborate on health-related programming efforts, and ultimately communicate the importance of health.
The 2017 Charles H. Shaw Forum brought together national membership organizations to strategically identify short-term and long-term opportunities that members and organizations can take to consistently, meaningfully, and systematically work together to improve health.
After reviewing a pool of highly qualified applicants, the Building Healthy Places Initiative selected the final participants of two new leadership programs.
- The ULI Health Leaders Network will empower land use professionals with the skills, knowledge, and networks to improve health outcomes in their professional practice and communities. To read about the thirty-two 2017 Health Leaders, click here.
- The ULI/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program connects graduate students in urban planning, design, real estate, or a related field with the real estate industry by pairing them with a ULI full member working at the intersection of health and the built environment. To read about the first five participants in the ULI/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program, click here.
New certification systems are emerging to inform the design and programming of office and residential developments. ULI’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance will be hosting a complimentary members-only webinar on the Fitwel Building Certification System—a market differentiator that helps in the attraction and retention of tenants and employees. To learn more and to register, click here.
New from Urban Land
- Global CEO Patrick Phillips on ULI’s Leadership in Urban Resilience—Patrick L. Phillips
- Facing the Challenges of Affordable Senior Housing—Jeremy Harper
- From NIMBY to YIMBY: Making a More Compelling Case for Housing—Jeremy Harper
- In Brief: Can Growth in Health Care and Other Categories Save America’s Malls?— Brett Widness
- The Damage from Extreme Weather—and Challenges for Rebuilding—Patrick L. Phillip
- Making the Case for Health: Insights from the First WELL Projects—Billy Grayson
- Increasing the Walkable Properties and Values around New York City—Bendix Anderson
In the News
- An Awful Test for Puerto Rico’s Water Infrastructure—CityLab
- Parks and Bicycles Were Lifelines after Mexico City’s Earthquake—CityLab
- Global Experts in Urban Health Meet to Address the Challenges and Opportunities of Urbanization—PR Newswire
- NYC’s Tall Order for Greener Buildings—CityLab
- China’s Dockless Bike-Share Scheme Lands in D.C.—The Diplomat
- Urban Land Institute NWA Seeks Input about Ways to Reimagine Highway 71 Corridor—NPR