An enormous thank you to all of our national level panelists who spent the past 3 days studying the South Broadway Corridor in Englewood and creating recommendations to make it a healthier place to live, travel, and work.
About the Healthy Corridors Project: Across the U.S., communities aspire to become more economically vibrant, equitable, healthy, and sustainable places. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Colorado Health Foundation (CHF), Urban Land Institute (ULI) has created a national study to transform typical strip corridors into healthy places to live and work. In 2014, ULI selected four demonstration corridors. As part of this effort, ULI and it’s Colorado District Council are studying the South Broadway Corridor in Englewood and making recommendations to advance health in this area. The healthy corridors approach considers how the Corridor contributes to the overall health of the surrounding community, including supplying opportunities to be physically active. It also considers safety, housing affordability, transportation options, environmental sustainability, access to healthy food, and social cohesion, as well as modifications that would link residents to the Corridor and improve connections to jobs and other parts of the community.
The South Broadway Workshop: In April 2017, ULI Colorado formed the South Broadway Local Leadership Group to organize local study efforts and advise on national ULI study efforts. On October 10, 2017, ULI Colorado and the South Broadway Local Leadership Group hosted a one-day workshop that convened public, private, and non-profit community stakeholders to explore opportunities for advancing health along the two-mile stretch from Oxford to Yale Avenues on South Broadway, in Englewood, Colorado. The outcome from this workshop included identifying key considerations and authoring a set of study questions to be used for a national group of experts during an advisory services workshop that took place in January 2018.
An enormous thank you to our sponsors, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, and the Urban Land Institute.