Charting a More Equitable Future
Statement Of Interest Deadline: June 4, 2021
The ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative is seeking District Councils to participate in a new effort, the District Council Partnerships for Health Equity Project. Up to $160,000 will be available to support up to six North American District Councils in this effort. Selected District Councils will examine local histories of racial discrimination in land use and transportation in order to understand impacts on health equity and create action agendas for change. Partnerships with local organizations who have been working on aligned issues are an essential part of this effort. Participating District Councils will receive financial support and technical assistance from BHP. District Councils may apply for funding by submitting a Statement of Interest by June 4, 2021.
Join an informational webinar on May 4, 2021 at 12:30 PM EDT for more program details and to ask questions. Email email@example.com for the webinar link.
This opportunity is available to all North American District Councils via a generous grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other funders. Up to $160,000 will be provided to participating District Councils, in total, for costs including meeting expenses, TAP (Technical Assistance Panels) support, labor, etc. BHP will secure consultants to conduct baseline research for each District Councils, provide dedicated staff, engage national equity advisors to provide training, manage overall communications, and provide other support. BHP will convene participating District Councils throughout the program and will share lessons from this work across the District Council network. District Councils are responsible for executing project work plans, including all local logistics.
Partnerships may explore local topics such as:
- Redlining or racial covenants
- Freeway alignment decisions
- Locations of locally unwanted land uses
- Development within floodplains or other vulnerable areas
Interested District Councils are invited to submit a completed Statement of Interest by June 4, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Peer Project: ULI District Council Taskforces for Health and Social Equity
- Redlining: Mapping Inequality | ArcGIS Living Atlas
- Urban Renewal: Renewing Inequality
- Interactive exhibit: Undesign the Redline
- Video: Segregated by Design
- Video: CBS 60 Minutes – Racism’s corrosive impact on the health of Black Americans, April 19, 2021
- Article: NYT – Opinion: The ‘New Redlining’ Is Deciding Who Lives in Your Neighborhood, April 19, 2021