Category Archives: Building Healthy Places

Federal Boulevard Healthy Corridors Developer Forum

Thursday, April 13, 2017 Clarke Hall, Regis University, Denver, Colorado Since the Spring of 2015, though the Building Healthy Corridors pilot program, ULI has worked with stakeholders in a 2.2-mile section of Federal Boulevard to strategize ways to improve the built environment in ways that positively influence public health. Running from I-70 in Denver through Adams County to 72nd Street in Westminster, this corridor has the typical indicators of unhealthy places, including lack of safe facilities for walking and biking, little access to healthy food choices, unsafe road speeds and … Read More

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City’s ‘East Edge’ could be due for Boulder Junction-style makeover

This article first appeared in the Boulder Daily Camera By Alex Burness In January, a panel of visiting urban design and development experts published a report envisioning what the industrial zone around Arapahoe Avenue and 55th Street could look like under very different circumstances. The panelists, working for the Urban Land Institute and commissioned by the Boulder Chamber and the Boulder Area Realtors Association, devised a plan for a new “East Edge” of the city that felt like more of a “special place” than it currently does. Focusing on the … Read More

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Building Healthy Places and the Bottom Line

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Building Healthy Places and the Bottom Line The vast majority of development in the U.S. has occurred since World War II, and that development will double again by 2050. “We can do it the right way or the wrong way,” noted ULI Research Fellow Ed MacMahon at a salon hosted last month by the ULI Colorado Chapter. “Let’s make the healthier choice the easier choice.” This opportunity to shape development projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities is the focus of the ULI Building … Read More

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