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ULI Launches Building Healthy Places Initiative

Leveraging the power of ULI’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities.

 

 

ULI has launched its Building Healthy Places Initiative . This two-year initiative will yield multiple publications, special sessions at the Fall and Spring meetings, District Council programming and its own conference in February 2014.

About

The Building Healthy Places Initiative engages in a multifaceted program of work – including research and publications, convenings and technical assistance – designed to leverage the power of ULI’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities.

Through the two-year Building Healthy Places Initiative, which launched in July 2013, ULI is working to promote health in projects and places across the globe.

Areas of Impact

Awareness. Raise awareness in the real estate community of the connections between health and the built environment, working to make sure health is a mainstream consideration.

Tools. Develop or share tools – including best practices, criteria, and other materials – that define and advance approaches to healthy buildings, projects, and communities.

Value. Build understanding of the market and nonmarket factors at play in building healthy places, and the value proposition of building and operating in health-promoting ways.

Commitments. Gain commitments from members and others, including local governments, to work, build, and operate in more health-promoting ways.

Learn more about Building Healthy Places Initiative.

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