About the Building Healthy Places Initiative
The Building Healthy Places (BHP) Initiative leverages the power of ULI’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities. BHP Los Angeles creates and implements a comprehensive program of work that emphasizes the connections between health and built environment, serving the local communities of Los Angeles, and surrounding Counties, including Ventura, Kern, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara
- Advance understanding of the interconnectivity between health, equity and the built environment, and
- Shape policies, projects and places to improve the health of the people and communities – physically, emotionally, and economically.
- Promote a collaborative, systems perspective into decision-making in health-related programming, urban planning, design and real estate development
- Create public tools and resources to promote healthy environments
- Develop easily replicable processes through Convenings and TAPs
- Implement BHP strategies through recommendations to local governments
- Evaluate results through lessons learned and case studies
- Provide direct training to other stakeholders in their communities
- Leverage and develop the knowledge and skillsets of ULI members so that the methods for building healthy places are incorporated into cross-sectoral and disciplinary professions.
- Expand our role as thought leaders at the local, regional and national levels
Joint Call to Action to Promote Healthy Communities
ULI-LA’s Building Healthy Places Committee is one of eight member organizations from across the nation that worked together to publish ten discussion guides to highlight successful cross-disciplinary collaborations for healthy, equitable communities.