The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and AIA Jacksonville have partnered to host ULI’s newest initiative Building Healthy Places on March 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Downtown Jacksonville. The statewide initiative is devoted to examining how urban design and development can contribute to active lifestyles, social interaction and prosperity, and how projects and places can improve the health of people and communities.
The event will be led by Dr. Richard Jackson, who has become a leading voice for reinserting health considerations into decisions about urban, suburban and transportation design programs, rallying mayors, planners, architects and the public to re-envision communities that are good for people and the planet.
“We are fortunate to live in a city surrounded by business leaders who truly care about our community,” said Margaret Jennesse, ULI North Florida district council chair. “We are honored to welcome Dr. Jackson and our very own local panel of experts to share their insight on how we can help create healthier, walkable communities throughout Northeast Florida.”
The morning of the event, business leaders and stakeholders who are situated on the banks of the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville will share plans with Dr. Jackson and a panel of local experts on current and future projects regarding their businesses. The expert panel includes:
- Melody Bishop, Akel Logan Shafer
- Lori Boyer, Jacksonville City Council Member
- Jim Catlett, Executive Vice President, Infinity Global Solutions
- Dr. Dawn Emerick, Executive Director, The Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida
- Nat Ford, CEO, Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Preston Haskell, Chairman, The Haskell Company
- Dr. Richard Jackson, Chair, Environmental Health Sciences/Professor, Urban Planning Environmental Health Sciences, Institute of the Environment & Sustainability, UCLA
- Terry Lorince, Executive Director, Downtown Vision
- Eric Mann, President & CEO, The YMCA
- Jerry Mallot, President, JAXUSA Partnership
- Alan Mosely, VP Transportation; JAX Chamber
- Jimmy Orth, Executive Director, St. Johns Riverkeeper
- Bob Rhodes, Attorney at Law
- Brian Teeple, CEO, Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council
- Aundra Wallace, CEO; Downtown Investment Authority
- Ben Warner, President & CEO, JCCI
- Carol Westmoreland, Executive Director, Florida Redevelopment Association
Dr. Jackson and the panel will share their recommendations and outlook on the future of this region at the luncheon.
For more information about ULI’s statewide efforts in Florida, please visit florida.uli.org.