Around the world, communities face pressing health challenges related to the built environment. For many years, ULI and its members have been active players in discussions and projects that make the link between human health and development; we know that health is a core component of thriving communities.
The ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative will build on that work with a multifaceted program—including research and publications, convening’s, and advisory activities—to leverage the power of the Institute’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities.
Through the Building Healthy Places Initiative, which launched in July 2013, ULI is working to promote health across the globe.
Impact on the Local Level:
– ULI Colorado’s Building Healthy Places Initiative is managed by our Building Healthy Places committee. You may visit their committee page here to learn more about the committee structure and meeting times.
– Our local initiative is comprised of four primary pieces to create maximum impact:
1. Research and Publications: For previous meeting reports, presentations, and other articles of interest, visit our Building Healthy Places Workshops page. This information is available for public use to help demonstrate and inform on building healthier places in the state of Colorado. There is also national research, which you can view here.
2. Building Healthy Places Workshops specific to creating healthy places:
ULI Colorado’s Building Healthy Places Workshops provide technical assistance to the communities by engaging a group of volunteer experts to work with local community members and leaders in identifying opportunities to increase physical activity through the built environment. In a one-day exercise, these workshops will study the selected communities and provide observations, findings, recommendations, and practical first and next steps designed to improve the built environment with regard to community health and wellness.
3. ULI in Leadership Roles within our local community to promote this mission. While ULI is not the only organization working to promote health, our members strive to be involved with others who are. In this way we remain informed and connected. If you know of an opportunity surrounding this topic in which ULI should be involved, please contact the Building Healthy Places Committee Chairs. Contact info can be found at the BHP committee page.
4. Events to provide education on how building healthy places is profitable, economical, and important. ULI hosts a series of events each month. To browse and register for upcoming events please visit our event page here.