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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Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places District Council Speaker Series Underway

Principle 1: Put People First

In late January, Maureen McAvey presented findings from the Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places report at the inaugural meeting of ULI’s Carolinas District Councils in Charlotte. Participants in this speaker series hear from ULI staff, prominent members, and local response panels about how the principles outlined in this report can be used to design and build healthier places in their communities. …
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Walkable Urban Places: Good for Business, Good for Health

Pedestrian-oriented street near the GWU Campus in Washington, DC

Two recently released two reports explore the re-emergence of walkable urban places—dubbed “WalkUPs”—and possibly the decline of sprawl in two major U.S. cities: Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC. Findings from both reports showed that the economic value of neighborhoods is positively correlated with the walkability of those neighborhoods….
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Sale Extended: Save on All Building Healthy Places Titles in the ULI Bookstore!

ULI recently launched the two-year Building Healthy Places initiative, a multifaceted program to leverage the power of the Institute’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve people’s health. To promote this initiative, we’re offering a sale through the month of December on all books and reports related to Building Healthy Places!…
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ULI Research Roundup: The Impact of Bicycle Infrastructure Investment on Retail Sales and Job Creation

Courtesy of Streetsblog

What are the economic benefits of bicycle infrastructure on retail sales and jobs? The links between bicycle infrastructure and economic returns, measured by retail sales and new jobs, is something that ULI research staff gets asked about frequently….
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