From Dismal to Great: Recap and Resources from Healthy Corridors Concurrent Session at Fall Meeting

Panel participants, from right to left: Melani V. Smith. AICP, Principal, Melendrez; Sharon Roerty, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; David Thorpe, VP Shaw Construction; Ben Quintana, Council Member, City of Boise; John Vick, Research Analyst, Division of Epidemiology & Research, Metro Nashville Public Health Department; and Joaquin Torres, Deputy Director, Office of Economic & Workforce Development, City of San Francisco

Many communities are working hard to craft a healthier, more connected future. But too often, underperforming commercial corridors stand in the way. These places, with auto-oriented infrastructure, fast moving traffic, few street trees or pedestrian amenities, spread out land use patterns, and other challenges, may yet represent the last great smart growth and infill opportunity….
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Trustee Colleen Carey Aspires to Build a Health-Focused Community in Lyndale Gardens

Rendering of the main plaza in  Lyndale Gardens, a proposed mixed-use development in Richfield, MN.

ULI Trustee Colleen Carey aims to build a health-focused community in Lyndale Gardens in Richfield, a growing suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her firm has ambitious plans to build public-facing infrastructure to serve all Richfield residents, not merely the development’s future tenants. These amenities include an amphitheater, walking trails, public plazas and a children’s splash pad, as well as farmers market and community meeting space. …
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