Category Archives: Building Healthy Places

Blue Dot Place featured in ULI Case Study

Blue Dot Place, Impact Award finalist, featured in Urban Land Institute Case Study Blue Dot Place, the first multi-unit residential building constructed in downtown Colorado Springs since 1960, was recently featured in a ULI case study on Active Transportation, exploring the interconnections among walking, bicycling, and real estate development. The Active Transportation project is being undertaken as part of the Building Healthy Places Initiative, which develops resources that are widely distributed among ULI member and partner networks. Read the case study here: https://americas.uli.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/125/ULI-Documents/Blue-Dot-Place.pdf

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Call for Applications: BHP Workshops

For Immediate Release: Apply today! Expert help available, free, to help your community build active, healthy lifestyles Deadline to apply: Monday, April 23rd, 2018 ULI Colorado’s Building Healthy Places Workshops: Two opportunities Available in 2018 Learn more here The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is a research and education nonprofit whose 40,000 members include leading architects, developers, and planners. ULI’s mission is to provide leadership in responsible land use to create and sustain thriving communities. In partnership with the Colorado Health Foundation, ULI has become a leader to foster healthy and … Read More

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Healthy Corridors Workshop on South Broadway

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 … Read More

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Urban Land Institute makes grants for public art and placemaking projects in Colorado Springs and Denver’s Montbello neighborhood

News from ULI Colorado Urban Land Institute makes grants for public art and placemaking projects in Colorado Springs and Denver’s Montbello neighborhood For immediate release: January 12, 2018 Contact: Marianne Eppig or Sarah Franklin, 303.893.1760, Colorado@uli.org Thanks to a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation, Urban Land Institute (ULI) Colorado is funding two projects designed to improve physical activity and public health in low-income neighborhoods. The pair of $5,000 grants will be used to: Create at least four new wayfinding signs directing pedestrians and cyclists from Denver’s Montbello neighborhood (pop. … Read More

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ULI Healthy Corridors Initiative in Colorado – update

By Sarah Franklin and Marianne Eppig ULI Healthy Corridors Initiative in Colorado Since Spring 2015, though the Building Healthy Corridors program, ULI Colorado has worked with stakeholders to strategize ways to improve the built environment along auto-oriented corridors to positively influence public health. In 2015-16, the first Healthy Corridors study took place in a 2.2-mile section of Federal Boulevard. Successful workshops in July 2015 (a local activity run by the Colorado District Council) and January 2016 (through a national study) brought 60+ national and local ULI expert volunteers in to … Read More

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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

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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