ULI Health Leaders Network

The ULI Health Leaders Network is empowering real estate and land use professionals with the skills, knowledge, and networks to improve health outcomes in their professional practice and communities.

Participants gain valuable skills and connections that will help them advance their careers, as well as practical knowledge about the intersection between health and the built environment.

Cohort 3 has been selected and the program will begin in early 2020. Applications for Cohort 4 will open in Fall 2020.

Program Details

The ULI Health Leaders Network facilitates creative collaborations within the fields of public health, planning and design, and development, and empowers participants with actionable knowledge on development and design strategies that improve health.

The third cohort of this program will run from February through October, 2020. Cohort 1 ran from October 2017 through June 2018, and Cohort 2 ran from October 2018 through May 2019.

Participants in the Health Leaders Network are expected to attend two in-person forums, which will focus on leadership development and network building. Health Leaders will also participate in monthly interactive webinars exploring topics related to health and land use, and interact with others in their cohort through small group meetings and peer reviews of individual assignments.

Meet the ULI Health Leaders: Cohort 3
Meet the ULI Health Leaders: Cohort 2
Meet the ULI Health Leaders: Cohort 1

ULI is grateful to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and ULI Trustee Randall Lewis for their support of this program.

Program Benefits and Goals:

1- Learn: Cultivate leadership skills to advance careers as well as learn about best practices, research, and actionable approaches to advance public health with built environment strategies.

2- Network: Be part of a robust cross-sector network of real estate and land use professionals with knowledge about connections between real estate, planning, and health.

3- Make a Difference: By advancing a culture of health in real estate and land use decision making, improve health and wellness for all people.

Candidate Criteria

  • Education: Undergraduate or higher degree.
  • Work Experience and Background: ULI Health Leaders will be a diverse group of emerging and established leaders, from a range of career stages and disciplines, including real estate development, public leadership, urban planning and design, infrastructure, finance and public health. Applicants should have at least five to seven years of professional experience.
  • Commitment: Participants must commit to attend the monthly webinars (live or reviewed afterwards in the event of scheduling conflicts), and to attend the two in-person forums (see below Timeline and Key Dates). If accepted to this program, you are pledging in good faith to be fully engaged and involved. Please be sure that you have approval from your organization or supervisor to participate in this program.
  • Interest in Health: Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to improving health through their professional work.

Both ULI members and non-members are eligible to participate as Health Leaders. Non-ULI members will be expected to become Associate members for the duration of the program.

It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.

Timeline and Key Dates

Cohort 3 of the Health Leaders Network will run from February to October 2020.


October 10, 2019Cohort 3 Health Leaders Network applications open
Friday, December 13, 2019Applications due
By Friday, January 3, 2020Health Leaders Cohort 3 participants notified of selection
Late January 2020Program Orientation Calls with small groups of Health Leaders


In-Person Forums:

April 15-17, 2020 (reception evening of April 15, full day April 16, half day April 17)Cohort 3 Intro Forum in Detroit
October 2020 TBD (possibly October 15-16)Cohort 3 Closing Forum in San Francisco (in conjunction with Fall Meeting)

Monthly Webinars:

Health Leaders will participate in up to two monthly webinars.
The first Wednesday of the month (dates below) from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET is reserved for cohort-based communications (in full and small groups)

Dates for 2020 monthly Health Leaders calls: February 5, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, and October 7.

The third Wednesday of the month (dates below) from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET is reserved for webinars with experts in the health and built environment field.

Dates for 2020 monthly expert webinars: February 19, March 18, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16. Topics and speakers TBD.

Learn More

Please be in touch at health@uli.org with any questions or comments.