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.
Local Workshops Highlight Opportunities and Issues for Healthy Corridors
This summer, four ULI district councils brought together members and community stakeholders to discuss how to improve community health along commercial corridors. As part of ULI’s Healthy Corridors project, stakeholders in the four “Demonstration Corridors”—located in Boise, Denver, Los Angeles, and Nashville—are continuing to work to spur equitable changes to create healthier corridors, including improving connectivity for pedestrians and bicyclists, improving safety, developing and procuring businesses, and engaging and educating residents. Learn more.
Don’t miss ULI’s 2015 Fall Meeting, to be held October 5–8 in San Francisco, which will feature rich content about how to create healthy places and communities. Key events include:
- General session: ULI’s Changing World Speaker Series: Sustainability, Resilience, and Health, with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation president Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
- 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
Last week, the U.S. surgeon general released Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities. With a strong emphasis on partnerships, the report notes that professionals in all land use sectors, including designers and developers, have a role to play in helping make walking a national priority and an easy and simple choice for all people. Learn more.
Minnesota-based developer and ULI trustee Colleen Carey was interviewed for “ULI Connect” about her commitment to building healthy places and her newest project, Lyndale Gardens, a mixed-use town center in Richfield, Minnesota. Learn more.
Build Healthy Places Network Launches New Resource
The Build Healthy Places Network, a national organization with a mission to catalyze and support collaboration across the community development and health sectors, recently launched MeasureUp, a collection of tools and resources to help measure the impact of community programs and projects on health outcomes. The new site includes mapping and measurement tools, evidence-based research, and stories from the field. Learn more.