In July, ULI launched a new initiative focused on the interconnections between health and the built environment. The Building Healthy Places Initiative is leveraging the power of ULI’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities.
Building Healthy Places at the Fall Meeting
Don’t miss these Building Healthy Places sessions and events at the 2013 ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago next week, including a full Building Healthy Places slate of programming on Thursday. Click on the links for session descriptions.
- Repositioning Suburban Corridors: From Soulless Strips to Something Better – Wednesday, November 6, 10:45 a.m.–12 p.m.
- Kick off the Thursday Building Healthy Places track at the Building Healthy Places Pop Up Café – Thursday, November 7, 7 a.m.–8 a.m.
- Making Healthy Places Happen – Thursday, November 7, 9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
- Darwin’s Retail: Survival of the Fittest – Thursday, November 7, 9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
- Creating Holistically Healthy Work Environments – Thursday, November 7, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Building Healthy, Wealthy, and Wiser – Thursday, November 7, 1:45 p.m.–3 p.m.
- Building Healthy Places: New Opportunities for Doing Well and Good – Thursday, November 7, 3:30 p.m.–4:15 p.m.
In Search Of: Healthy Projects
Share your story. We’re highlighting great examples of healthy places and development projects at Fall Meeting. Fill out this form with details about a project or place you’re working on, and bring it to any of the Building Healthy Places sessions in Room 181 A/B/C on Thursday, November 7, where it will be shared with meeting attendees.
Not attending the meeting but have a great example to share? Send your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “BHP Project.”
Intersections: Health and the Built Environment. This report explores global health trends and makes the link between those trends and what has been happening to our built environment. It looks at the relationship between how healthy we are and the way our buildings and communities function. And it shows how change can happen– one project, and one community, at a time.
Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places. This report, which distills lessons learned from the three Colorado Advisory Services panels ULI conducted this spring, as well as insights from a summer workshop attended by experts from a variety of fields, sets out ten important principles for building healthy communities.
Both reports will be released November 6 at the 2013 ULI Fall Meeting.
Building Healthy Places in Urban Land and Recent Web Posts
- Building Healthy Places: A Stairway Renaissance. These aren’t the dim, uninviting stairways of yesteryear. Learn how a revolution in stairway design is helping add activity to buildings.
- Building Healthy Places: Three Models in Colorado. Lessons learned for creating healthy places from a series of Advisory Services panels in three Colorado communities.
- Livable Communities: Healthy Neighborhoods. A National Building Museum/AARP panel discussion highlighted the need for partnerships to foster communities for older adults, as well as for everyone else.
- ULI Washington Polls Members on Walking, Biking, and Real Estate. ULI members in the Washington, D.C. region expect the trend of increased walking and biking to grow in the next few years.