OverviewDistilling lessons learned from three health-focused Urban Land Institute advisory services panels in Colorado, as well as other findings on public health gleaned from a workshop with leading experts, this publication includes up-to-the-minute thinking on how to design and build healthy communities. It serves as a tool for public officials, development professionals, and others to help lay out the key elements that make a community more conducive to activity and that encourage better eating and healthier living.
Author BiographyThomas Eitler is Vice President of Advisory Services for the Urban Land Institute. He is an urban planner and land use professional with more than 20 years of experience in comprehensive planning, downtown revitalization, historic preservation, urban design, transportation and infrastructure planning, and sustainable development. Edward McMahon, a senior resident fellow at the Urban Land Institute, holds the ULI/Charles Fraser Chair for Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy. McMahon's work focuses on sustainable development, land conservation, and smart growth. He is the author of numerous books, most recently Conservation Communities: Creating Value with Nature, Open Space, and Agriculture. Theodore Thoerig is an urban development and real estate writer. He is the author of Awards for Excellence: Winning Projects 2010 and Best Practices in Development: ULI Award Winning Projects 2009, and coauthor of Housing America's Workforce. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.