Building Healthy Places at the 2015 Spring Meeting

ULI’s 2015 Spring Meeting, May 13-14 in Houston, featured several sessions and events on the intersection of health and the built environment. Read more about the programs below, download PowerPoints, and be sure to check out the new Building Healthy Places Toolkit – digital version!

All programs were held at the Hilton Americas Houston, 1600 Lamar St.


Wednesday, May 13

Healthy Corridors Forum
(by invitation only)
Room 335 C
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
At this Forum, leaders from the Healthy Corridors: A New Life for Urban and Suburban Arterials project gathered to exchange information about opportunities to reinvent corridors in healthier ways. The forum included roundtable discussions on attributes of healthy corridors and barriers to implementation, as well as presentations from the four demonstration corridors in Los Angeles, Denver, Boise, and Nashville. This project is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Colorado Health Foundation.

Concurrent Session: At the Corner of Healthy and Profitable
(featuring the Building Healthy Places Toolkit)
Grand Ballroom J/K
2:45 – 4:15 p.m.More and more developers are positioning their projects to capitalize on the demand for healthier lifestyle. But is the effort and extra money it takes to focus on wellness worth it? This session will explore the deal side and look at the return on innovative healthy places. Don’t miss the chance to hear about lessons learned from some projects, under development and completed, from across the country.

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Concurrent Session: Myth and Facts: What Will Millennials Do Next?
(featuring America in 2015)
Grand Ballroom A/B
2:45 – 4:15 p.m.
Two new ULI surveys spotlight Americans’ community preferences and – one of the biggest development questions of our time – what Millennials are looking for in housing. Responses from a panel of Millennials will put the survey results in perspective.

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Thursday, May 14

Building Healthy Places Networking Break
(showcasing the new Building Healthy Places Toolkit digital report)
“ULI Central,” Grand Ballroom Foyer 4th Floor
3:45 – 4:30 p.m.
The ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative and guests hosted an interactive discussion around the 21 recommendations from the new Building Healthy Places Toolkitand the new Toolkitwebsite (and enjoyed some healthy snacks!).

Friday, May 15

Building Healthy Places Interest Forum
(by invitation only)
Room 335 B
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
At this Forum, ULI members who are passionate about health and development interchanged with each other, shared knowledge and insights about real projects, and received updates on the latest work that is being done at ULI and other organizations on health and real estate.

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