In 2013, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) launched the Building Healthy Places Initiative, a global effort to understand how the features of place affect the health and well-being of their users. It has since evolved into a broad-ranging discussion within the real estate community, paving the way for health advocacy and health-based thinking. Its effects are clearly evident just in the past two years, as developers, planners, and investors of all stripes have challenged themselves to create projects that integrate research-based health solutions. As a senior staff advisor for the initiative, Ed McMahon has traveled the country to uncover and advocate these principles.
The Baker Program in Real Estate is proud to host Ed McMahon, Senior Resident Fellow & Charles E. Fraser Chair for Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) for Thursday’s Distinguished Speaker Series Talk. McMahon leads the ULI’s global research and educational efforts to examine and discuss environmentally sensitive development policies and practices. His studies and writings are widely-published in both the popular media and real estate industry publications, and he has delivered talks across the country ranging from sustainable development and transportation to conservation practices.