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.
ULI’s 2015 Fall Meeting, to be held October 5–8 in San Francisco, will feature rich content about how to create healthy places and communities. Can’t-miss events include:
- General Session: ULI’s Changing World Speaker Series: Sustainability, Resilience, and Health
- Concurrent Session: From Dismal to Great: How Underperforming Commercial Corridors Are Crafting a Healthier, Better-Connected Future
- Concurrent Session: Food, Glorious Food: The Growing Power of Food in Cities and Real Estate Projects
California’s First “Agrihood” Aims to Encourage Social Interaction and Healthy Eating
The Cannery, the first “agrihood” in California, is the newest development to combine a residential development with a working farm and the first agrihood in the country developed on former agricultural land. Located in Davis, a city well known for its bikeability and walkability, the Cannery has also located each of its 550 homes within 300 feet of a park or trail and has plans to use the 7.4-acre farm for educational programs. Learn more.
Building Healthy Places Toolkit Now Available in Chinese
ULI’s Building Healthy Places Toolkit: Strategies for Enhancing Health in the Built Environment is now available for download in Chinese. Look for the report at ULI programs in China. Download the Toolkit in Chinese.
A number of recent articles from Urban Land magazine look at aspects of healthy communities.
- Walkable Downtowns Drawing Companies and Talent—Peter Slavin
- Making Downtowns What They Used to Be—Emil Malizia and David A. Stebbins
- Premium Pricing for Healthier Amenities—Eric Zemmali
- Can Redesigned Corner Stores Make Us Crave Healthier Foods? (video)
- Understanding the Role of Health Impact Assessments—Sara Hammerschmidt