2014-03-05 / Real Estate News

ULI’s ‘Building Healthy Places Initiative’ comes to Estero

The Urban Land Institute-Southwest Florida will host the national “Building Healthy Places Initiative” at Florida Gulf Coast University from 8 - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 12. The program will focus on the Estero community and will be led by Ed McMahon, Fraser chair on sustainable development and environmental policy and senior staff adviser for the Healthy Places Initiative at ULI in Washington, D.C.

The Building Healthy Places Initiative has brought leaders together in communities across America for discussions and projects that make the link between healthy environments and conscientious land use. Mr. McMahon and other key leaders and stakeholders will assess the Estero area and determine how the initiative’s principles can be applied to the growing community.

Panelists include Don Eslick, chairman emeritus of the Estero Council of Community Leaders; Michael Greenberg, vice president of the south region for Neal Communities; Dave Kistel, vice president of facilities and support services for Lee Memorial Health System; Joe McHarris, Estero Design Review Committee; Neal Noethlich, Estero Community Planning Panel; and Stacy Revay, planning project manager/bike ped coordinator, Collier County Government.

The meeting takes place in room 114 of the Sugden Resort & Hospitality Management building and is open to the public. Cost for ULI members is $15 and $20 for non-members, with a $5 discount for students and ULI young leaders. Registration is available at swflorida@uli.org or by calling (800) 321-5011, reference number 8118-1403.

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 sustaining and creating thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the institute has nearly 30,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines. ULI sponsors educational forums and events such as trends conferences, transportation and housing programs and project tours. ¦

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