Building Healthy Places Initiative

Around the world, communities face pressing health challenges related to the built environment. For many years, ULI and its members have been active players in discussions and projects that make the link between human health and development; we know that health is a core component of thriving communities.

The ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative is building on that work with a multifaceted program—including research and publications, convenings, and advisory activities—to leverage the power of the Institute’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities.

Projects and Resources

Active Transportation

Creative Placemaking

Food and Real Estate

Healthy Corridors

Healthy Housing

Healthy Places ToolkitVia6

Building Healthy Places Updates

ULI to Convene District Council Task Forces on Health and Equity

A new project will engage and provide funding to up to four U.S. ULI District Councils to identify…

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Pedestrian Perspective Part 2: ULI Health Leaders Walk Their Neighborhoods

ULI Health Leaders walked the blocks surrounding their homes and offices to explore assets and opportunities for healthy…

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Developing Equitable Parks and Open Space Workshop in Nashville

ULI's Building Healthy Places Initiative is hosting a Developing Equitable Parks and Open Space Workshop in Nashville, Tennessee. 

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The Business Case for Healthy Buildings: Insights for Early Adopters Report

Inspired by a growing body of evidence that healthy buildings can have a positive effect on both human…

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ULI to Examine Health and Social Equity in Real Estate Practice

The ninth in the series of Building Healthy Places Forums will be held in conjunction with ULI's Spring…

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To Woo Millennials, Atlanta Considers Covering Highways with Parks

To Woo Millennials, Atlanta Considers Covering Highways with Parks

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Randall Lewis/Building Healthy Places Forum at the Spring Meeting in Nashville

The ninth in the series of Building Healthy Places Forums will be held in conjunction with ULI's Spring…

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News from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative: December 2018

News from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative: December 2018

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News from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative: November 2018

News from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative: November 2018

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About the Building Healthy Places Initiative

The Building Healthy Places Initiative leverages the power of ULI's global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities. Learn more.

Contact us at health@uli.org.