Buckhead Community Improvement District’s Executive Director Selected for ULI Health Leaders Network’s Cohort Two
Atlanta – September 13, 2018 – The Buckhead Community Improvement District’s (BCID) executive director Jim Durrett was selected to be a participant in Cohort Two for Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Health Leaders Network.
The ULI Health Leaders Network is a national program comprised of two Cohorts that is designed to empower real estate and land use professionals with the skills, knowledge and networks to improve health outcomes in their professional practice and communities.
Durrett will be a member of Cohort Two with 25 other individuals across the U.S. Cohort Members come from diverse working environments, including real estate development, planning, design, engineering, finance and health. Over the next year, the Cohort Two Health Leaders will gain valuable skills and connections that will help them advance their careers, as well as practical knowledge about the intersection between health and the built environment. The members will participate in an introductory forum during ULI’s Fall Meeting in Boston from October 8-11, participate in a series of webinars instructed by leaders in land use in health, work in small groups on issue briefs and conduct a final forum in the spring of 2019 in Washington, D.C.
“I am thrilled to be a part of this diverse organization that will help advance public health in the built environment,” said Durrett. “I hope collaborating with others from all over the U.S. will give us a better understanding of what we can do to improve public health within our own Buckhead community.”
To learn more about the program, click here.
About Buckhead CID
The objective of the Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID), working with the City of Atlanta and its community partners, is to meet the challenges resulting from Buckhead’s rapid, primarily automobile-based growth, including improving safety, traffic mobility, enhancing the pedestrian environment, creating better access to public transit, initiating intra-district transportation alternatives, encouraging better integration of land uses and improving linkages to the region’s automobile, transit and bicycle networks. For more information visit BCID or connect via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute is a 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 40,000 members worldwide representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines. For more information, please visit uli.org or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Maggie McDaniel, communications 21®