Report and Resources

Building Healthy Corridors: Transforming Urban and Suburban Arterials into Thriving Places explores strategies for transforming commercial corridors—found in nearly every community across the United States—into places that support the health of the people who live, work, and travel along them. This report is the result of a two-year project that involved partnerships with four communities in the United States that are working to improve a specific corridor in ways that positively affect health.

This report and the supplemental materials below serve as resources and references for those who are undertaking corridor redevelopment efforts. The report highlights the importance of health in decision-making processes; and it provides guidance, strategies, and insights for reworking corridors in health-promoting ways.

ULI is grateful to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, and the ULI Foundation for their support of this project and the Building Healthy Places Initiative.

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Interested in Building Healthy Corridors in Your Community?
Additional Resources and Tools to Help You Get Started:


Measuring and Tracking Corridor Conditions

Draft Agendas for Stakeholder Engagement and Expert Advising

Resources: Experts and Strategies for Healthy Corridors


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What is a Healthy Corridor?

A healthy corridor has land uses and services that allow residents and visitors to make healthy lifestyle choices more easily.

A healthy corridor is a place that reflects the culture of the community, promotes social cohesion, inspires and facilitates healthy eating and active living, provides and connects to a variety of economic and educational opportunities and housing and transportation choices, and adapts to the needs and concerns of residents.