Tuesday October 21, 2014 in New York City at the Urban Land Institute, Fall Meeting our ULI Cleveland District Council was awarded an Urban Innovation Grant for initiatives promoting Building Healthy Places. This significant grant will be the catalyst for additional fundraising and will be the seed that grows into a broader initiatives expanding ULI Cleveland District Council’s vision to engage all the stakeholders in charting a healthy course for Cleveland’s future.
If you are a ULI Member you’re very familiar with the Building Healthy Places initiative. It is the logical progression after one thinks of sustainability. We’re confident the “green” movement is well known and supported; therefore, ULI’s vision is to look beyond green development into less explored territory and focus on Building Healthy Places. An all-inclusive vision improving lives through thoughtful planning.
“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 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.” – quoted from ULI http://uli.org/research/centers-initiatives/building-healthy-places-initiative/
This important global initiative has been a high level focus of ULI Cleveland District Council since its launch in July of 2013 and now with this grant we have the ability to accelerate our engagement with The City of Cleveland, our Healthcare Institutions, Local and National Developers, Community Development Corporations and of course our Residents and Colleagues!
Cleveland arguably leads the world in Healthcare, let’s also be the Healthiest City. The Travel Channel ranks us in the top 20 Healthiest Cities in the US – we can move that ranking up within two years! http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/wellness-and-renewal/photos/americas-top-20-healthiest-cities
Keep your eye and ears open for announcements from ULI Cleveland District Council!
Exciting and transformational programming is on the way!
You’re not a ULI member? This is one of those rare moments in time where you can join an initiative at its inception to provide authentic influence in its success. Anyone recognize the term entering on the ground floor?Post by Rob Weeks