Updated Plus New Event: Don’t Miss These Healthy Places Sessions at the 2013 Fall Meeting

2013 Fall Meeting

*New BHP networking opportunity announced, see below.

ULI launched its new Building Healthy Places Initiative, which will work over the next two years to leverage the power of ULI’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that help improve the health of people and communities.

Topics related to Building Healthy Places will figure prominently at ULI’s 2013 Fall Meeting, being held Nov. 5 to 8 in Chicago.

Sessions on Nov. 7 will feature a special market trends track focusing on connections between health and real estate. Other sessions and programs throughout the conference will also relate to health. *A newly announced Building Healthy Places Pop Up Cafe on Thursday morning will allow participants to network and hear from Anne Warhover, President and CEO of the Colorado Health Foundation.

Don’t miss these exciting sessions with the field’s most innovative thinkers and doers.

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

Repositioning Suburban Corridors: From Soulless Strips to Something Better
10:45 a.m.–12 p.m.
Throughout the country, suburban arterials and corridors – characterized by massive parking lots, a plethora of big signs, underperforming buildings, and total dependence on automobiles for access and circulation – add ugliness, danger, and pollution to the metropolitan landscape. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Learn how three communities are turning suburban corridors around, creating human-scaled places with mixed-use development and 21st-century infrastructure.

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

*NEW: Building Healthy Places Pop Up Café
7 a.m.–8 a.m.
Informal networking breakfast before Thursday’s Building Healthy Places Track Sessions. Please join us to connect with colleagues working at the nexus of health and real estate, learn more about ULI’s new Building Healthy Places Initiative, hear from Colorado Health Foundation President and CEO Anne Warhover, and more!

Making Healthy Places Happen
9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Nichols Prize Laureates share what it takes to implement a vision to transform communities, and offer an insight into the challenges of implementing a healthy living culture.

Darwin’s Retail: Survival of the Fittest
9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Convenience stores, couture boutique, gastropubs, the mall and retail.com all have one thing in common; quality of the consumer’s experience. Cultural and technological changes are reshaping the definition of that quality and are accelerating the natural selection of winners and losers. Join a multi-disciplinary discussion that explores the wining strategies of today and the future.

Creating Holistically Healthy Work Environments
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Employers, developers, and designers are learning that there is a distinct, demonstrable advantage to creating places in our cities, communities, and buildings that address the holistic health of our work force. Hear about real-world examples where developers and employers have intentionally taken the health of individual employees into account in the design, programming, and operations of their projects and the resulting market advantage that has been achieved.

Building Healthy, Wealthy, and Wiser
1:45 p.m.–3 p.m.
Hear from a diverse group of builders and developers with on-the-ground communities as they discuss their approaches to creating healthy communities through the integration of health, wellness and real estate and share their perspectives on ULI’s new guiding principles for building healthy places. Learn what they find is working and what did not. These real deals will illustrate how health can be intertwined through all aspects of public and private real estate development and deliver to the bottom line while better serving the consumer.

Building Healthy Places: New Opportunities for Doing Well and Good
3:30 p.m.–4:15 p.m.
ULI is releasing two publications as part of our Building Healthy Places initiative—Intersections and 10 Principles of Healthy Communities—setting the foundation for the Institute’s program of work for the next several years. In this highly interactive closing session, ULI’s Trustees, Foundation Governors, Building Healthy Places Advisory Board members and industry leaders will look to the future  and lead a discussion on the new real estate opportunities created by a focus on health and wellness.


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