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Registration Now Open For Healthy People Healthy Places One-day Conference

October 15, 2014

Registration is now open for the Healthy People Healthy Places: Principals for Building Healthy Places Conference hosted by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Iowa, in conjunction with the Healthy People Healthy Places Advisory Committee, AARP Iowa and the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

Healthy People Healthy Places (HPHP) 2014 is a unique event that will convene business leaders, real estate professionals, public health professionals, design professionals, policymakers and community leaders from around Iowa to discuss the importance of planning for health and wellness in our communities. The conference is from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Nov. 13, 2014, at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden in Des Moines, Iowa.  Register before Nov. 7 to receive an early-bird rate of $35 per person (includes continental breakfast and lunch). The cost per person after Nov. 7 is $40.  To register online and learn more about the event, visit DSMpartnership.com/events.

In July 2013, ULI launched a new initiative focused on the interconnections between health and the built environment. The Building Healthy Places Initiative is leveraging the power of ULI’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities.

The framework for HPHP 2014 is based on the ULI’s 10 Principles for Building Healthy Places approach to creating communities.  Sessions will range from a keynote overview of the 10 Principles to current public health initiatives in Iowa to important, recent development case studies.  The format will include both presentations and panel discussion and audience interaction.  Those who attend will come away with a greater understanding of the social, environmental and economic value of community design with health and wellness in mind.

ULI Iowa, a recognized district council of the Urban Land Institute, was founded in May 2014 and is based in Greater Des Moines. ULI Iowa explores urbanization issues, land conservation, regeneration, land use, capital formation and sustainable development, all aimed at improving the quality of life for residents in the region and boosting economic prosperity. 

About AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 330 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.

About Healthy People Healthy Places Iowa

Healthy People Healthy Places Iowa was formed in 2012 to explore and promote the connection between the built and natural environment and public health and well-being (complete health).  The group is composed of those are passionate about improving the quality of life of all Iowans through the creation and implementation of policies that promote health and wellness in Iowa.

About the Urban Land Institute

The Urban Land Institute is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 30,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.