Urban Land Institute Encourages Developers to Build for Better Health

The Urban Land Institute has a new project: convincing developers that they can, and should, design for health and wellness.

The institute launched a two-year educational program with a report, “Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places and Intersections.” The principles address issues including access to healthy food and mass transit; the creation of shared spaces such as “living streets”; and the relationship between building for health and marketability.

“If the nation’s home builders and office developers take even just a few of these principles to heart, the places we live and work should soon become much more healthful and enjoyable,” Lew Sichelman writes.

Full Story: Healthful living may soon be built into new communities

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