ULI Names Adam J. Smolyar as Chief Marketing and Membership Officer

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and creating thriving communities, has appointed Adam J. Smolyar as its chief marketing and membership officer. Smolyar has extensive experience in branding, strategic communications, marketing, membership recruitment and retention, and information technology. …
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Patrick Kiger Selected as 2016 Winner of the Urban Land Institute’s Apgar Urban Land Award

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has selected Patrick J. Kiger as the recipient of the 2016 ULI Apgar Urban Land Award, which recognizes industry articles of practical value published in Urban Land magazine, ULI’s flagship publication. Kiger was honored today at the ULI Spring Meeting in Philadelphia….
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Harvard University Team Wins the 2016 ULI Hines Student Competition with Plan to Redevelop Midtown Atlanta Neighborhood

Harvard's "The Midtown Beat" team, winners of the 2016 ULI Hines Competition, post on stage with Gerry Hines. As pictured: Gerry Hines, Caroline Smith, Chris Merritt (team leader), Stephany Lin, Jonathan Andrews, and Benjamin Perdomo.

A team representing Harvard University has taken top honors in the 2016 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Student Competition with its winning master plan proposal to transform a Midtown Atlanta site in a thriving, sustainable, mixed-use, walkable, and transit-accessible neighborhood. The Harvard team ousted another team from Harvard University, one from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and one from the University of Miami….
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ULI to Advise Reno, Nevada on Virginia Street Corridor

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This week, an eight-person panel of nationally renowned land use, design, and urban planning experts will visit Reno, Nevada to evaluate how to improve the area’s livability and economic development potential. The advisory services panel, convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI), specifically will be researching the economic vitality and activation of the Virginia Street Corridor by considering land use, design, and transportation elements from the University of Nevada, Reno (17th Street) to Meadowood Mall (McCarran Boulevard)….
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The Honorable Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Former Longtime Mayor of Charleston, S.C., and Professor of American Government and Public Policy at The Citadel, is Named Distinguished Visiting Fellow for ULI

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The Honorable Joseph P. Riley, Jr., who led the highly successful revitalization of Charleston, South Carolina during his 40-year tenure as mayor, has agreed to serve as the Urban Land Institute’s first distinguished visiting fellow…
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Trail-Oriented Development: New ULI Report Looks at Projects Tailored to Those Who Prefer Cycling and Walking Over Driving

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Cyclists, take note: real estate developers and cities are becoming more responsive to your needs by creating an increasing number of communities tailored to those who would rather bike than drive. A new Urban Land Institute (ULI) publication, Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier identifies this trend as “trail-oriented development,” the latest phase in the evolution of urban development from car-centric to people-friendly design….
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National Real Estate Industry Leaders Join ULI’s Executive Committee for Americas Region

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI), one of the world’s leading authorities on land use and urban planning, appointed a group of 15 nationally recognized industry leaders to its newly formed executive committee for the Americas. The regional committee is a key element in ULI’s comprehensive restructuring plan launched earlier this year. …
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ULI Receives $250,000 Grant from the Kresge Foundation to Support Creative Place Making Initiative

In 2015, ULI held a workshop to help Los Angeles establish a common understanding around the need to improve health for those who rely on Van Nuys Boulevard.

The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and building thriving, sustainable communities, has been awarded an $250,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation to support a new initiative, Creative Place Making in Communities in America. Through this program, the Institute will examine how to revive declining urban areas such as obsolete commercial corridors through innovative place making that transforms soulless clusters of underutilized space into thriving, vibrant destinations….
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