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Building Healthy Corridors: Strategies for Transforming Urban and Suburban Arterials into Thriving Places

This webinar will take place January 11, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST.

Outdated and automobile-oriented commercial corridors exist in nearly every community across the United States, creating adverse health and safety conditions for the people who live, work, and travel on these streets. Over a two-year period, the ULI Healthy Corridors project investigated best practices to reinvent these under-performing corridors in health-promoting ways. Four “demonstration corridors”—in Denver, Boise, Nashville, and Los Angeles—have engaged local partners in their community to work on the opportunities and challenges for specific corridors to become better places. This work is helping to advance efforts to foster places that promote health through strategies to transform the built environments of urban and suburban arterials, focusing on not only the streets themselves but the adjacent neighborhoods.

During this member-only webinar, hear findings from the two-year project and the new report Building Healthy Corridors: Transforming Urban and Suburban Arterials into Thriving Places. Learn about how the demonstration corridor team in Boise, Idaho approached building partnerships and worked towards action planning for change, and lessons learned from a completed corridor redevelopment project in Shoreline, Washington that has improved safety and aesthetics through infrastructure investment. Participants will also hear how a focus on health is becoming an increasingly important focus for corridor redevelopment projects and the types of strategies to employ to improve the physical, social, and mental health of people who utilize the corridor daily.

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