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.
Bert Gregory, Chairman and former CEO of innovative design firm Mithun, reflects on how the integration of health has evolved throughout his career, how renewed attention on public health is changing the fields of real estate and land use, and how a Denver affordable housing development that focused on health changed the lives of its residents. Learn more.
The companies of ULI members Stephen Whyte, managing director and founder of Seattle-based Vitus Group, and Susan Powers, president of Denver-based Urban Ventures, have signed on to a new effort to promote active design and healthy food in development projects. Active Design Verified, a joint program of Partnership for a Healthier America and the Center for Active Design, supports efforts to advance health-related goals in projects and programs. Learn more.
Last month, ULI released Colorado in 2015: A ULI Survey of Views on Housing, Transportation, and Community. The report, part of ULI’s America in 2015 report series, reviews what people in Colorado say they desire in their communities and identifies a number of barriers to healthier lifestyles. For example, about one-third of Coloradans report living in a place that lacks outdoor recreation spaces, and 42 percent say their communities should have more bike lanes. The report was produced and released in partnership with the Colorado Health Foundation. Learn more.
An article in Urban Land magazine describes the challenges facing commercial corridors around the country, including four cities participating in ULI’s Healthy Corridors project: Boise, Denver, Los Angeles, and Nashville. By focusing on health, these communities are engaging new partners and generating creative solutions to enhance opportunities for physical activity and access to services. Learn more.
In an interview with ULI Atlanta executive director Sarah Kirsch, Julie Miller-Phipps, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, explores the importance of mobility options for improving physical, social, and economic health outcomes in Atlanta. Learn more.
From Our Network: Upcoming Webinars
On January 14, America Walks will partner with AARP to present information on creating great places for people of all ages. Learn more.
A January 27 webinar presented by Dialogue4Health will feature a discussion of how anchor institutions are adopting strategies to improve the health and wellness of their communities. Learn more.