Building Healthy Places Conference Gathers Real Estate Leaders

Panelists (left to right) Anne Warhover, Paul Scialla, Doctor Richard Jackson and moderator Lynn Thurber, discuss Health and Development, during the general session at the Building Healthy Places Initiative in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 20, 2014.

Yesterday in Los Angeles, leaders from a cross-section of real estate fields gathered for ULI’s Building Healthy Places: Unlocking the Value conference. The first of its kind for ULI, the event is part of a series of activities being undertaken by ULI as part of the Building Healthy Places Initiative, launched in July. …
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Updated: Mark Your Calendar for the ULI Building Healthy Places Conference (new dates!)

ULI meeting photo

The ULI Building Healthy Places Conference, which will be held on February 20th and 21st, 2014, in Los Angeles. At this convening, ULI members and others will come together to explore connections between the built environment and real estate. …
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ULI Idaho Launches Partnership Initiative

Photo Credit: ULI Idaho

ULI Idaho is seeking to leverage ULI’s new Building Healthy Places Initiative to build new regional partnerships and alliances that will help forge a path toward a healthier future for the state. The Partnership Initiative seeks “to mobilize action around support for healthy real estate practices” in Idaho’s Treasure Valley. By leveraging ULI’s leadership, these partnerships will breakdown silos, develop a common language and vision for healthy communities, and, most importantly, lend the partners a strong collective voice….
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ULI Research Roundup: The Impact of Transit on Property Values

Light rail (Photo credit: Dr. Jeff Adams)

ULI’s research team often gets asked whether or not transit investments have resulted in increases in property values for nearby communities. As you can imagine, this is a complicated question to answer. Below are five recent reports which shed some light on this question. (And if you want the short version, the answer seems to be: yes, to a certain degree, in most cases.)…
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From “Can-Do” States to a “Can-Do” Nation?

On July 12, the Brookings Institution hosted an impressive forum and panel discussion focusing on the innovative methods that certain “can-do” states are using to maintain and update local infrastructure, even as federal leadership and predictable funding disappear. Titled “Can-Do States: A New Era for Infrastructure Investment,” the forum featured Bruce Katz and Robert Puentes from Brookings, Luis Fortuño, former governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and partner at Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, and others.

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Marice Ashe Addresses the ULI Board of Directors

Marice Ashe at ULI

Marice Ashe, public health leader and founder and CEO of ChangeLab Solutions, spoke to the ULI Board of Directors during their meeting in San Francisco last week, on the eve of the launch of ULI’s new two year initiative, Building Healthy Places. The Building Healthy Places Initiative will leverage the power of ULI’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities….
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