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Safe Crossings

Building Healthy Places Grant

Safe Crossings Project with Harris County Public Health Built Environment Unit


Urban Land Institute Houston is offering an unique opportunity for a qualified member who passionately believes in our mission of providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide to serve the citizens of Galena Park and East Aldine District in partnership with Harris County Public Health (HCPH) Built Environment (BE) Unit.

Urban Land Institute has awarded a grant to the HCPH BE Unit for the Safe Crossings Project (the Project). The Project seeks to design improvements for intersections or other street crossings near certain community features in each of Galena Park and East Aldine District, so citizens in these two areas can have safer pedestrian and bicycling experiences. $6,000 have been funded under the grant to support an external consultant with urban planning and transportation experience to develop and provide concept designs with an emphasis on pedestrian and bicyclist safety and accessibility.

More information about this opportunity can be found at the following link. Deadline to express interest and provide a brief formal response is 12 p.m. on September 21, 2018. We are asking each interested party to submit the following documents:

  • Firm overview;
  • Proposed team members on the project; and
  • Two previous work products that incorporated health and/or safety considerations

ULI Houston will host a conference call with HCPH BE Unit to answer questions on Monday, September 17, at 2 p.m. To be invited to this call, please email ULI Houston for call in details.

A committee of ULI Houston members will review all applicants and select one interested and qualified firm to work with HCPH BE Unit staff and community stakeholders in order to achieve the Project’s goals by March 2019.

If you and your firm are interested in this opportunity to serve the public, please contact ULI Houston and briefly tell us how you are the best candidate for this opportunity.

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