News from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative: September 2018
September 26, 2018
The ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative (BHP) works to engage, inform, and inspire ULI members and partners to do more to advance health.
ULI Announces Health Leadership Program Participants
After a competitive application process, the Building Healthy Places Initiative selected participants for the two leadership programs focused on health:
- The ULI Health Leaders Network is empowering land use and health professionals with the skills, knowledge, and networks to improve health outcomes in their professional practice and communities. Twenty-six professionals in real estate development and related fields will participate in the network’s second cohort. To read about the 2018 Health Leaders, click here.
- The ULI/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program connects graduate students in real estate or a related field to a ULI full member mentor working at the intersection of health and the built environment. To read about the mentees and mentors in the second cohort of the ULI/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program, click here.
“Developing Urban Resilience” Website Launches
The new website from the ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance’s Urban Resilience Program is a comprehensive, easy-to-use portal for ULI members to learn about real estate development projects showcasing best practices in resilient design. Learn more and nominate your own project for inclusion on the site at developingresilience.uli.org.
Join Two Exciting Forums at ULI’s Fall Meeting
The 2018 ULI Fall Meeting, to be held in Boston October 8–11, will feature two interactive forums on Monday, October 8:
- Randall Lewis/Building Healthy Places Interest Forum | 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
The eighth Building Healthy Places Interest Forum is open to all ULI members attending the 2018 Fall Meeting. It will bring together real estate leaders to network, share best practices, and learn about innovations in Boston. To learn more, click here, and to register, please email [email protected].
- Coastal Forum | 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
The Coastal Forum, which is open to all Fall Meeting attendees, will bring together leaders in real estate, land use, and climate resilience to share best practices for coastal development. The forum offers a dialogue-based setting to analyze trends, share tools and resources, and tour examples of innovative waterfront projects in Boston. To register, click here.
For a complete list of health-focused events at the Fall Meeting, click here.
New from Urban Land
- Revitalizing a Venerable Shopping Street in Boston—Amanda Abrams
- Helping Pollinators Thrive in a Greener Urban Ecosystem—Rachel Kaufman
- Planning a Sustainable Recovery for St. Croix after Two Destructive Storms—Nicole Martinez
- New Energy Star Metrics Likely to Lower Buildings’ Scores—Justin Arnold
In the News
- Can Parks Make Kids Better at Math?—Next City
- How ‘Social Infrastructure’ Can Knit America Together—CityLab
- If You’re Going to Allow ADUs, Don’t Make It So Hard to Build One—StrongTowns
- 3 Ways to Create More Resilient Communities—Scientific American
- If You Build It, They Might Not Come: Animating City Spaces— CityLab