Category Archives: Building Healthy Communities

Building Healthy Places with Sir Malcolm Grant & Margaret Wylde

Filmed February 6, 2015, at the ULI Global Trustees and Key Leaders Midwinter Meeting in Paris. Around the world, communities face pressing health challenges related to the built environment. Health is a core component of thriving communities. Healthy places are being designed, built, and programmed to support the physical, mental, and social well-being of the people who live, work, learn, play and visit there. Health is becoming a competitive advantage—or disadvantage—for cities. With this shift, market opportunities are emerging to change the way we design and build so that we … Read More

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COMING SOON! Housing in America: Integrating Housing, Health, and Resilience in a Changing Environment

Housing in America: Integrating Housing, Health, and Resilience in a Changing Environment Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and causing more damage in cities across the United States, which directly impacts the health and resilience of individuals and entire communities. This report explores how households and communities are responding to these impacts. Through lessons learned from three case examples—in Greensburg, Kansas; San Diego, California; and Cedar Rapids Iowa—this report also shares key takeaways for creating and sustaining healthier and more resilient people, housing, and communities in the face of an … Read More

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Building for Wellness: The Business Case

Does wellness make business sense as a development objective? How have developers pursued this objective? What has the market response been? And how have developers measured their success? To answer these questions, Building for Wellness: The Business Case highlights 13 projects of varying product type and scale that were developed with health and wellness in mind. In a series of profiles, developers share their motivation for incorporating a variety of health and wellness features, how these features factored into the overall development and operations process, and how the market has responded.

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Intersections: Health and the Built Environment

Intersections: Health and the Built Environment explores global health trends and makes the link between those trends and what has been happening to our built environment. It looks at the relationship between how healthy we are and the way our buildings and communities function. The report uses data and project examples drawn from around the world to make the case that we can build our way to better health, by changing our approach to cities, communities, and places.

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Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places

Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places distills lessons learned from the three Advisory Services panels ULI conducted in the spring of 2013 as well as insights from a workshop attended by experts from a variety of fields. Read more about these Advisory Services panels here. The report from ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative sets out ten important principles that can be used to create a new approach to building healthy communities. The principles in the report, if acted upon, will help people live longer, more productive lives, reduce unhealthy lifestyles, help improve … Read More

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City Sprouts: Urban agriculture movement grows in Memphis

by Amos Maki The vacant homes and lots on Jennette Place near Walker Avenue and Mississippi Boulevard in South Memphis began germinating like an urban form of kudzu. They appeared like an invasive species in this proud neighborhood, spreading quickly, choking the life from viable properties and growing into a scourge that at one point seemed impossible to eradicate. But hope is now growing on a nearly acre-sized urban farm at590 Jennette Place and is spreading as quickly as “the vine that ate the South.” “We’re growing what was a 3/4-of-an-acre … Read More

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