How building healthy places is good for business + Why everyone should be doing it

Date(s) - June 11, 2015 - June 12, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Host: BC Urban Land Institute
Location: Terminal City Club, 837 W Hastings Street , Vancouver, BC V6C 1B6 Canada
Contact: 604.761.8060

Hear from an expert panel of three respected community visionaries, as they discuss the emerging trends in building healthy places, and how to use this social innovation to generate value.
What you will gain by attending:

  • The latest thinking on what it takes to develop places that people want to live, work, and play — information you can use to better position your project or community in the marketplace.
  • A deeper understanding of strategies for building healthy places and communities, and how the demand for these places is evolving.
  • International examples of innovations in development practice that you can learn from and replicate.
  • Models of effective partnerships among developers, government agencies, health care deliverers, and other stakeholders.
  • Make new connections and bring home fresh insights that will put you ahead of the curve.
  • Q&A with panel of experts answering your question on what it means to build healthy places and why everyone should be doing it in the Vancouver region.

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 is building on that work with a multi-faceted 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.

The ULI Building Health Places Toolkit outlines 21 evidence-based recommendations which provide specifics on how to pursue healthy development practices. It serves as a resource and reference, outlining specific, practical, and evidence-based strategies that can improve health outcomes.

JOIN US JUNE 11, as Rachel MacCleery, a senior vice president at the Urban Land Institute responsible for the organization’s Building Healthy Places Initiative, will provide an introduction and overview of the latest Toolkit developed by ULI, including a new online interactive tool released at the ULI Spring Conference.

Experts panel, consisting of industry leaders who have incorporated health into their projects, will also discuss their process, innovations and lessons learned.

Rachel MacCleery, Senior Vice President, Urban Land Institute
Sean Hodgins, President, Century Group
Martin Nielsen, Principal, DIALOG
Ashley O’Neill, Vice President Corporate Strategy, CBRE

3:00pm – 3:30pm – Registration
3:30pm – 4:15pm – Panel Discussion
4:15pm – 4:45pm – Moderated Panel Session including Q&A
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Cocktail Reception / Networking

Find more information and registration here.

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