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

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Building Healthy Places Updates

New Project Profile Showcases Health-Promoting Features at Mixed-Use Development

A new ULI profile of Prospect Plaza, a mixed-use affordable housing redevelopment project spread over five buildings and…

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New Project Profiles Highlight Interconnections Among Walking, Bicycling, and Real Estate

Two new active transportation project profiles released by ULI showcase the growing synergies between real estate development and…

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

The seventh in the series of Building Healthy Places Interest Forums will be held in conjunction with ULI’s…

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Creative Placemaking at the ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles

The 2017 Fall Meeting in Los Angeles featured excellent Creative Placemaking content.

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ULI Partners for Health Campaign

The ULI Partners for Health program seeks to improve community health, reduce health disparities, and advance health equity…

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Podcast: Why 3 National Orgs Came Together to Promote Proximity to Parks

ULI's Rachel MacCleery, who helps manage the 10 Minute Walk campaign, joined TPL’s Adrian Benepe and NRPA’s Kevin O’Hara…

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New Project Profile Showcases Health-Promoting Features at Mixed-Use Development

A new ULI profile of New Genesis Apartments, a 106-unit, mixed-income, mixed-use housing redevelopment project in the Skid…

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Fitwel Certification System: Toward Healthier Buildings

Fitwel is a new certification system intended to enable positive impacts on health and productivity for building occupants

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2017 ULI Charles H. Shaw Forum on Urban Issues: Partnering to Improve Health through the Built Environment

The 2017 Shaw Forum brought together staff and members from eight membership organizations (the American Institute of Architects,…

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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.