Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice: ULI Publication, Building Healthy Places Toolkit, Contains Strategies for Development that Encourages Healthy Lifestyles

The mixed-income Greenbridge community in Seattle, Washington, features retail, residential, and other uses clustered closely.

Development strategies that can improve health outcomes, such as providing protected bikeways, minimizing noise pollution, and offering amenities such as community gardens, are highlighted in a new publication from the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Building Healthy Places Toolkit: Strategies for Enhancing Health in the Built Environment….
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Rose Center for Public Leadership Working with Mayor Stothert on Encouraging Development in Omaha’s North Downtown Area

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The Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the National League of Cities (NLC), is working this week with Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and several local officials representing the city to explore additional development in Omaha’s North Downtown area. The panel of experts from around the nation assembled by the center this week will be helping the city identify the obstacles, opportunities and steps needed to encourage development of the area and its varied sports, entertainment, visitor, residential, education, arts, trades, and industrial uses….
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Manager, Digital Programs, Housing

ULI seeks a dynamic and ambitious individual to join the Terwilliger Center for Housing as it embarks on several new initiatives. The positon will have two primary areas of focus: 1) digital media strategy, content development, and partner engagement through a new online portal that the center will launch in winter 2015, which will serve as the go-to online resource for news, research, and analysis on how housing intersects with health, educational, and economic outcomes; and 2) convenings and awards program planning, execution, and marketing, including the center’s signature national Housing Opportunity conference and the annual Jack Kemp Workforce Housing Models of Excellence Awards and Robert C. Larson Workforce Housing Public Policy Awards. The position will also assist in the administration and management of the center….
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ULI Announces 2015 Spring Meeting Schedule and Keynote Speakers

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a research and education organization dedicated to responsible land use and creating thriving communities worldwide, has announced its 2015 Spring Meeting schedule and featured speakers. Keynoters for the event, which will include an emphasis on creative community building for the 21st century, are Richard Kinder, chairman and chief executive officer of the energy pipeline company Kinder Morgan; James A. Baker III, former federal government dignitary and chairman of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy; and ULI benefactor Gerald D. Hines, chairman of the global real estate firm Hines, which is based in Houston….
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