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, convenings, 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.
ULI Nashville was recently part of the Resilient Land Use Cohort and held a Technical Advisory Panel on Extreme Heat as well as related programming. That work is detailed on the Resilient Nashville page.
Through the two-year Building Healthy Places Initiative, which launched in July 2013, ULI is working to promote health across the globe. Read more about ULI’s work at the national and international level.
Building Healthy Places: TOOL KIT –
outlines 21 practical, evidence-based recommendations that the development community can use to promote health at the building or project scale.
Building Healthy Places: Unlocking the Value Conference: Resources Now Available
BUILDING HEALTHY PLACES AND CORRIDORS
How can outdated retail and auto-dominated strips be transformed into corridors that are safe, healthy, vibrant, and mixed-use? Nashville is one of only four cities selected for a grant to help a segment of Charlotte Ave. transform to a healthier place to live, work and play! Learn more and see video here.
The Healthy Corridors project operates on both a national and a local level.
Building Healthy Corridors-Charlotte Avenue Development Workshop
Presentation: “HEALTHY CORRIDORS PROJECT OVERVIEW” by Sara Hammerschmidt, ULI Director of Content
Through generous grant funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and from the Urban Land Institute, and with program support through ULI’s Building Healthy Places initiative, ULI Nashville’s Building Healthy Places Action Council convenes ULI members and community partners to identify development tools and techniques to help inform the redevelopment of Charlotte Avenue into a ‘Healthy Corridor’.
UPDATE on the area: Businesses Opening On Charlotte Avenue, Some For Just A Few Months