ULI Research Roundup: The Economic Value of Pedestrian Infrastructure and Amenities

Valencia Street in San Francisco has been made more pedestrian and bicycle friendly and has seen positive impacts (Peninsula Transportation Alternatives)

More and more communities are making investments in pedestrian infrastructure and amenities. What is the economic payback of these investments, and what do the data show about the financial or tax returns from programs and policies that prioritize investments in the pedestrian realm?…
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Exchange Visit Explores Seattle’s Healthy Places

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With funding assistance from a 2014 Urban Innovation Grant, ULI San Francisco and ULI Northwest collaborated on two exchange visits. For the visit to Seattle, ULI Northwest played host to members from San Francisco, organizing a three day tour of projects and places, and visits with people, each contributing something unique to the conversation about what it will take to build healthier communities….
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ULI Convenes Building Healthy Places Workshop

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In May 2014, ULI convened a small group of real estate and public health leaders for a workshop focused on developing content for ULI’s next Building Healthy Places publication. The invitation-only workshop provided an opportunity for developers and other leaders working at the intersection of health and real estate to shape the upcoming report….
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ULI and Centre for Liveable Cities Recommend Strategies for Improving Walkability, Bikeability in Singapore

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Strategies for improving the walkability and bikeability of Singapore are presented in a new report, Active Mobility for Creating Healthy Places, prepared by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC). Findings from the report were provided today at the World Cities Summit by representatives from ULI, the CLC, and renowned Danish architect and urban designer Jan Gehl, who contributed to the preparatory research forming the basis for the publication….
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Creating Healthy Places – Turning Singapore into a Cycling and Walking City

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In March 2014, ULI Singapore and the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) conducted a collaborative research study with renowned Danish architect and urban designer Jan Gehl. The purpose of this study is to formulate principles for improving walkability and bikeablity in Singapore, a high density city in the tropics….
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