Building Healthy Places at the 2014 Fall Meeting: Resources Available

2014 Fall Meeting marketing graphic.

ULI’s Fall Meeting, October 21-23 in New York City, featured strong content related to health and real estate. Wednesday offered a full day of programming related to Building Healthy Places and two networking opportunities gave conference attendees the opportunity to meet and learn more about what is being done to advance the work in healthier built environments. Read about and download powerpoints (where available) from the below sessions.

Networking Opportunities

Launch Event for New Active Mobility Report

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2:30—3:30 p.m.
This meet-and-greet gave attendees a chance to connect with the authors of Creating Healthy Places through Active Mobility, the latest collaboration between ULI Singapore and the Centre of Liveable Cities (CLC).

Building Healthy Places Pop Up Café

Thursday Oct 23, 7:30—9:00 a.m.
The Building Healthy Places Pop Up Café gave attendees the change to connect with other leaders working at the nexus of health and real estate. Café attendees heard updates on ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative, and Natasha Franck of Delos Living gave an overview of the new WELL Building Standard®.


Concurrent Sessions

Housing and Health: From Research to Real Deals

Wednesday Oct 22, 9:00—10:15 a.m.
The value of housing—especially affordable housing—extends beyond basic shelter. Research and practice have demonstrated the important role that housing plays in improving health outcomes for residents. As ULI and the MacArthur Foundation launch the Housing Matters web portal, join thought leaders from the research, philanthropic, and development communities to explore the relationship between housing and health.

Read the Urban Land article on this session here.


Ianna Kachoris
Program officer, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Discussion Leaders
Edward T. McMahon [Download presentation]
Senior resident fellow, Charles E. Fraser Chair for Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy, Urban Land Institute
Jonathan F.P. Rose 
Chief executive officer, Jonathan Rose Companies, LLC
Megan Sandel 
Co-principal investigator, Children’s HealthWatch


Growing Food, Neighborhoods, and Profits

Wednesday Oct 22, 10:45 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
For centuries, great public markets have served as hubs which bring people and commerce together. What is old is new again as farmers’ markets, public markets, food emporiums, and multi-purpose parks land at the center of the revitalization strategies. Hear from developers and civic leaders using food-based strategies to add life to public spaces, creating new gathering places which benefit both neighborhoods and the bottom line. Learn about how cutting-edge projects tackled implementation hurdles, engaged the community, and reaped financial rewards.

Anthony D. Green
Managing partner, The Pinehills

Discussion Leaders
Steven Boyle 
Vice president of development, EDENS
Jonathan Butler [Download presentation]
Founder at Brownstoner Media LLC and co-founder of Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg
Margaret L. Cafarelli [Download presentation]
Founder and principal, Urban Developments LLC, developer of Santa Barbara Public Market


Building Healthy Places: Development Strategies That Work for Health and the Bottom Line

Wednesday Oct 22, 1:15—2:30 p.m.
Health-focused development is the next big wave. But are you ready? Hear from thought leaders working at the intersection of development and health. Find out about opportunities to leverage health-promoting strategies for your next building, project, or community. And learn about ULI’s new publication, which lays out healthy strategies and solutions. With market and demographic drivers all pushing toward development approaches that promote health and wellness, you won’t want to miss out on the chance to learn more about strategies and approaches that work both for health and for the bottom line.

Read the Urban Land article on this session here.


Joanna Frank [Download presentation]
Executive director, Center for Active Design

Discussion Leaders
Teng Chye Khoo [Download presentation]
Executive director, Center for Liveable Cities, Singapore
Susan Powers [Download presentation]
President, Urban Ventures, LLC
Jack Robbins [Download presentation]
Principal, FXFOWLE


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Creating Healthy Places: Food and Beverage Experiences in Retail Real Estate

Wednesday Oct 22, 1:15—2:30 p.m.
Customer and retail trends are evolving at a rapid pace and now, more than ever, people are looking for opportunities to reconnect within their local community. Join us for a look at opportunities that encourage healthy community interactions through built form, by delivering innovative food retailing within retail real estate and provide sustainable investment metrics for this asset class.

Read the Urban Land article on this session here.


Peter Holland
Director, Urbis

Discussion Leaders
Rachael Holloway
Development manager, Stockland
Jonathan Krieger
Managing director, RKF, and owner, Bluestone Lane Coffee
Caitlin Sandford
Development manager, Stockland
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