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.
ULI Seeks Projects That Promote Health
ULI is soliciting input for its next publication. For this publication we will be compiling practical, health-promoting strategies that can be implemented by developers or property owners and managers at the project or building scale.
Are you working on a project we should know about? Click here to tell us about it.
On Wednesday, ULI announced its endorsement of the Urban Street Design Guide, which was published last year by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO). If adopted, the policies and approaches in the guide will make communities safer, more livable, and more sustainable. “Great cities start with great streets,” ULI Chief Executive Officer Patrick Phillips said in the announcement.
Building Healthy Places in Singapore, Houston, Seattle, and Florida
ULI District and National Councils are connecting members with opportunities to lead on health.
- Active Mobility in Singapore. ULI Singapore and the Centre for Liveable Cities jointly released Creating Healthy Places through Active Mobility as an e-book on June 2. The final publication will be released in September. Read the press release for the e-book here.
- Houston Explores the Business Case for Health. As part of a Texas-wide collaboration, ULI Houston convened a panel of innovative developers and investors to explore connections between health and the bottom line.
- Seattle Study Tour. Last week, ULI Northwest hosted a study tour of healthy Seattle projects and places for ULI San Francisco members.
- Building a Healthier Florida. Just released! At the ULI Florida Summit this morning in Orlando, the five ULI District Councils in Florida released a new publication, Building a Healthier Florida. The report is an outcome of a series of activities that explored opportunities to make the state a healthier place.
Building Healthy Places Content from ULI
- ULI Addresses National Association of Real Estate Editors. At the NAREE conference in Houston this week, ULI made the case that health is and will be a growing part of the real estate conversation.
- George Washington University Unveils Healthy Building. The newest academic building at George Washington University—housing the Milken Institute School of Public Health—incorporates strategies designed to promote health. ULI staff recently took a tour of the building.
- ULI Workshop Explores Health. Last month in Washington, D.C., ULI convened a small group of real estate and public health leaders for a workshop to develop content for ULI’s next Building Healthy Places publication.
- Studies Show Positive Returns from Pedestrian Infrastructure Upgrades. ULI’s most recent Research Roundup investigates the economic return of investments in pedestrian infrastructure and amenities. Studies from around the world are showing positive returns.
- Improving the Health of Children through Housing. The opening general session of the Terwilliger Center for Housing’s annual conference in Denver featured Dr. Megan Sandel, who discussed the links between housing and health, especially for children. “Housing is a vaccine,” she said.
- Developers in Colorado See a Push for Healthy Housing. The closing general session of the Terwilliger Center for Housing’s annual conference in Denver featured developers from across Colorado, who discussed how market demands for housing are focusing on healthy and intergenerational living.
- Trends in the Workplace: Open Offices. Open office spaces can include elements known to foster health, such as access to natural light and strategies that create a sense of community.