Raising the Bar for Giving: Geoffrey Stack Named Chairman of the ULI Foundation; Michael Hayde Named New Chairman of Foundation Annual Fund

Geoffrey L. Stack, managing director of SARES-REGIS Group

Urban Land Institute leader Geoffrey L. Stack, managing director of SARES-REGIS Group, one of the largest, most diversified commercial and residential real estate firms in the western U.S., has been named chairman of the ULI Foundation. He begins his term in the voluntary position July 1, replacing James Curtis III, who served as the Foundation chairman for the past two years….
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Investors Retreat to Tier 1 Cities as Mainland China’s Real Estate Market Experiences a Slowdown

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Investors are retreating to Tier 1 cities, as China’s real estate market experiences a slowdown, according to the Urban Land Institute’s Mainland China Cities Survey 2014. The annual survey, which evaluates the real estate investment and development prospects across 36 of the largest cities in Mainland China, recorded an average 8.5 percent decline in ratings for each city, indicating a more pessimistic outlook overall on prospects compared with last year. However, investors remained confident of the prospects for the Tier 1 cities of Shanghai, Shenzen, Beijing and Guangzhou which were the four highest-ranked cities for investment and all in the top five rankings for development….
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ULI to Advise Colorado Communities of Loveland, Fort Collins and Estes Park on Developing Strategies for Riverfront Resiliency

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A group of nationally renowned land use, property development and urban planning experts has been convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to make recommendations to the communities of Loveland, Fort Collins and Estes Park on improving the resiliency of riverfront properties along the Big Thompson River. The ULI representatives will be recommending redevelopment approaches to help minimize damage in flood-prone areas and expedite communitywide recovery efforts following floods. Many neighborhoods in the three communities were damaged by severe flooding in the fall of 2013….
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ULI Announces Finalists for the 2014 Global Awards for Excellence

2014 ULI Global Awards for Excellence Finalist: Sixty London, London, United Kingdom

Twenty-three outstanding developments from around the globe, including 11 in North America, seven in Asia, and five in Europe, have been selected as finalists in the 2014 ULI Global Awards for Excellence competition, widely recognized as the land use industry’s most prestigious recognition program. From this select group, a jury representing the many fields of real estate development expertise will choose a group of winners that will be announced in October at ULI’s 2014 Fall Meeting in New York City….
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‘Great Cities Start With Great Streets’: ULI Endorses Urban Street Design Guide from National Association of City Transportation Officials

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The Urban Land Institute, a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and creating sustainable communities, is endorsing the Urban Street Design Guide, published last year by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO). The guide embraces the unique and complex challenge of designing urban streets, aiming to make streets safe for people whether they are walking, biking, using transit, or driving….
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ULI and Centre for Liveable Cities Recommend Strategies for Improving Walkability, Bikeability in Singapore

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Strategies for improving the walkability and bikeability of Singapore are presented in a new report, Active Mobility for Creating Healthy Places, prepared by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC). Findings from the report were provided today at the World Cities Summit by representatives from ULI, the CLC, and renowned Danish architect and urban designer Jan Gehl, who contributed to the preparatory research forming the basis for the publication….
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ULI, Centre for Liveable Cities to Renew Commitment to Work Together to Create Better Communities

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) in Singapore. The agreement, signed this week at the 2014 World Cities Summit in Singapore, recognizes the continuation of a collaborative effort between ULI and the CLC to bring together the best ideas and practices that support efforts in building liveable cities that are dynamic, vibrant, cohesive and sustainable….
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