Building Healthy Places at the ULI Fall Meeting ULI’s 2014 Fall Meeting, to be held here in New York City from October 21–23 and will feature rich content about how to create healthy places and communities. Can’t-miss sessions on Wednesday, October 22, include: Housing and Health: From Research to Real Deals Growing Food, Neighborhoods, and Profits Building Healthy Places: Development Strategies That Work for Health and the Bottom Line Thursday, October 23, will start with an 8:00 AM “Pop-up Café” highlighting the new WELL Building Standard, where meeting attendees will have the chance to … Read More
New ULI Report on Housing, Health, and Resilience A new ULI report, Housing in America: Integrating Health, Housing, and Resilience in a Changing Environment, explores the links between housing, community health, and resilience to extreme weather. The report—the latest in the Housing in America series—was prepared by the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing and the Building Healthy Places Initiative. It will be released at ULI’s Building the Resilient City conference in San Francisco next week, and available for download here by September 5.
ULI Endorses Urban Street Design Guide from National Association of City Transportation Officials ULI is endorsing the Urban Street Design Guide, published last year by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO). The guide embraces the unique and complex challenge of designing urban streets, aiming to make streets safe for people whether they are walking, biking, using transit, or driving. The guide’s emphasis on making alternative transportation modes accessible and safe reflects a trend toward making cities more people-friendly and less car-centric, according to ULI Global Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips. … Read More
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The Center for Active Design Announces its First Annual Excellence Awards Recognizing Innovation in Design to Promote Public Health Active Design is quickly gaining momentum as an effective solution to the rise in chronic diseases, recognized as today’s greatest health epidemics. The Center for Active Design is the leader of this new design and health movement. The Center for Active Design today announced the winners of the first annual Center for Active Design Excellence award. This is the first ever Active Design awards competition recognizing the role design plays in addressing … Read More
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New ULI Publication Documents the Economic Benefits of Developing Healthy Places Released this week at the ULI Spring Meeting in Vancouver, ULI’s Building for Wellness: The Business Case examines the investment payback on incorporating amenities that promote health and wellness, how developers have pursued this objective, and the resulting market response. The report was prepared as part of ULI’s Building Healthy Places initiative, a two-year global program of work that seeks to raise awareness of the connections between health and the built environment, and to encourage the development of communities that are conducive … Read More
Register Today! Webinar: In the Mix – Getting Residential Development in Mixed Use Communities Right Join the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing for an engaging discussion with experienced developers on how to sustain the long-term vibrancy and economic viability of residential development in mixed use communities. ULI Housing Interchange Webinar Series Presents: In the Mix – Getting Residential Development in Mixed Use Communities Right April 23, 2014, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET Register Today! This ULI Housing Interchange Webinar Series program will highlight the necessary ingredients to develop and … Read More
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Congratulations to the 2014 Hines Competition Winners A team of graduate students representing the University of Maryland took top honors at the 12th annual ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition with its winning plan to redevelop a Nashville neighborhood as a healthy community. An ideas competition, the ULI Hines program is designed to simulate an actual urban design and development scenario. The 2014 competition was based on a hypothetical situation in which the site owners had asked for a proposal that transforms the historic Sulphur Dell neighborhood. As … Read More
Building Healthy Places: Unlocking the Value Conference: Resources Now Available On February 20 and 21, ULI convened its first-ever Building Healthy Places Conference. About 300 people gathered in Los Angeles to discuss the next big ideas in driving innovation and connecting real estate and health. The conference brought together leaders, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of real estate development, public health, planning, and more to start advancing the state of policy and practice around creating healthy places and communities. The two day conference included general and concurrent sessions, roundtable … Read More
The Rise of Gen Y – HowReal Estate is Responding to a New Class of Consumers “It’s not about keeping up with the Jones; it’s about hanging with the Jones’ family” – Leanne Lachman We are fun, socially engaged, casual, design focused, budget conscious, and optimistic. These are some of the words used to describe Generation Y during ULI’s event “The Rise of Gen Y- How Real Estate is Responding to a New Class of Consumers” on Wednesday, February 26. And from this Gen Y’s perspective, the panelists are right on … Read More
Register Now for ULI’s Webinar on Green and Energy-Efficient Housing The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing’s webinar series, the ULI Housing Interchange, offers timely programming on a range of housing policy issues and real deals. The 2014 series will highlight the latest innovations and trends in residential real estate and community development. Expert speakers will cover topics, including green and energy-efficient housing, mixed use communities, and intergenerational living. Register today for the first webinar in the 2014 series: New Innovations in Green Communities and Energy-Efficient Housing Tuesday, March 18, 2014 … Read More