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.
Colorado Health Foundation Explores Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places
A new video from the Colorado Health Foundation, a key ULI Building Healthy Places partner, takes a look at how the Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places are being applied in Colorado. Watch the video here. The current issue of the Foundation’s Health Elevations journal features the Ten Principles. Read the journal here.
Fall Meeting Features Health
The 2014 ULI Fall Meeting, to be held October 21–23 in New York City, will feature sessions that emphasize creating healthy places and communities and that provide opportunities for members and partners working in health care and real estate to meet and network. Get more information here. Register for the Fall Meeting.
ULI UK Webinar Focuses on Healthy Places
In early July, ULI United Kingdom hosted the “Building Healthy Places: The Next Wave” webinar. Targeted at members in the United Kingdom and Europe, the webinar featured several speakers—including James Parkinson from the Royal Institute of British Architects and Kaela Fenn-Smith from Land Securities London—who discussed efforts to enhance the health of tenants and residents. Read more here.
This year’s Shaw Forum, held in June in Charlotte, North Carolina, brought together 20 people to discuss redevelopment strategies for underperforming commercial corridors. Participants discussed corridor revitalization strategies from across the country and lessons learned. Read more here.
Building Healthy Places Content from ULI
- Forum Addresses the Challenge of Improving the Health of Americans. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently sponsored the Health Beyond Health Care forum focused on how to build healthier communities. Innovations explored include a school complex renovation in Virginia that encourages students to exercise. Read more here.
- New Report Explores Design-Health Links. A report by McGraw Hill Construction surveys health care and real estate professionals, as well as homeowners, to understand drivers of health in building design. Read more here.
- Building for the Generations. This Urban Land article explores trends in the types of housing desired by baby boomers, including universal design and mixed-use communities.
- New Senior-Oriented Architecture Focuses on Amenities and Community Connections. This Urban Land article highlights ten projects—all built within the past five years—that are redefining the design of senior-oriented residential and medical facilities.
- Urban Innovation Grants Again Highlight Building Healthy Places. For the second year in a row, ULI’s Urban Innovation Grant program is encouraging ULI district councils to submit projects that support the Building Healthy Places Initiative. Get more information here.