Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places by Urban Land Institute (PDF)
Completed by the Urban Land Institute, the oldest and largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts in the world, this 2013 focuses on the imperative actions that towns and cities can, and should, take to achieve healthy outcomes for residents. It is organized around ten key principles necessary to achieve this goal. We were struck by the high degree of alignment between these ULI principles and the PCPW vision for developing the UMCH parcel into what we term ‘Worthington Commons’. Given our city’s land-locked status, the development of the UMCH property, along the lines of a ‘Worthington Commons’, is likely our single opportunity as residents, to realize the positive, recreational, civic, and cultural outcomes this article prescribes for a healthful lifestyle.