Building Healthy Places in Philadelphia: 2016 Spring Meeting Events

ULI’s upcoming 2016 Spring Meeting, April 19-21 in Philadelphia, will feature several events that focus on health and the built environment.





Tuesday, April 19

The Resurgence of the Historic Navy Yard (Tour)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Experience the history and future of the Navy Yard, among the nation’s most successful military base adaptive-use projects. More than $1 billion has been invested in the campus’s restoration and development, attracting 150 companies and employing over 12,000 workers. The new GSK Headquarters building, located in Navy Yard, is featured in the Building Healthy Places Toolkit as an example of a project that emphasizes and promotes health.

Wednesday, April 20

Bikes, Boathouses, and a Boardwalk (Tour)
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cycle on trails through urban parks and leafy neighborhoods and hear from developers and planners along this 15-mile bike tour—named “Best Urban Trail in America” in a USA Today poll—showcasing Philadelphia’s landmarks and the city’s growing bike network and infrastructure.

Thursday, April 21

New Approaches to Bringing Healthy Food to Underserved Places (Concurrent Session)
Pennsylvania Convention Center
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
A growing interest in and awareness of fresh, local food is spurring innovation in food and real estate practice.

Trends in Transportation and Real Estate (Concurrent Session)
Pennsylvania Convention Center
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
See examples of bicycle-friendly and “car-lite” design and learn how developers are capitalizing on changing patterns of transportation and urban mobility.

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