I've just come across a report ULI released last month and thought some of you might
The reports mark the start of a two-year body of work ULI is devoting to its Building
Healthy Places Initiative, which will examine how urban design and development can
contribute to living environments that are conducive to active lifestyles, social
interaction, and prosperity. Through the initiative, ULI is leveraging the power of its
global networks to shape projects and places that improve the health of people and
Intersections: Health and the Built Environment makes the case that we can build our way
to better health, by providing an indication of the scale of the challenges facing
communities worldwide, and it outlines the opportunities and benefits for improving global
health through intelligent urban design.
Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places provides practical steps that communities can
adopt to have a positive impact on the health of their population. It is based on
recommendations from a workshop of multi-disciplinary experts convened this summer, which
distilled findings from three ULI advisory panels conducted last spring in Colorado to
recommend strategies for fostering active living. The Colorado Health Foundation funded
those panels, and is a partner of the Building Healthy Places Initiative.
Healthy Places also looks like it was co-authored with the Colorado Health Foundation.
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