Six International Parks Selected as Finalists in 2015 Urban Land Institute Urban Open Space Award Competition

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Urban has announced six finalist projects in its global Urban Open Space Award competition, an annual competition that recognizes outstanding examples of successful large- and small-scale public spaces that have socially enriched and revitalized the economy of their surrounding communities….
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ULI to Offer Redevelopment Recommendations for Mid-South Coliseum and Fairgrounds Site in Memphis

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A panel of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts has been convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to make recommendations to the City of Memphis regarding the redevelopment and reuse of the Mid-South Coliseum and Fairgrounds site in the center of the city. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary research and education institute whose 35,000-plus members are dedicated to responsible land use and creating thriving communities around the world….
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ULI Report Shows Gen Y Living Frugally in More Affordable Locations, Sharing Housing with Friends, Family

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New research sponsored by UDR, Inc. and published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) shows that contrary to popular belief, most Millennials are not living the high life in the downtowns of large cities, but rather are living in less centrally located but more affordable neighborhoods, making ends meet with jobs for which many feel overqualified, and living with parents or roommates to save money. Still, despite their current lifestyle constraints, most are optimistic about the odds for improving their housing and financial circumstances in the years ahead….
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We Can’t Always Get What We Want: New ULI Report, America in 2015, Finds Gap Between Desire for and Availability of Community Attributes Related to Livability

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Many Americans face significant community design-related barriers to living a healthy life, according to a new report, America in 2015, released today by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). A large number of people, particularly minorities and Millennials, report living in areas that lack easy access to safe places for outdoor physical activity, active transportation systems such as bike lanes, and healthy food options….
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ULI to Offer City of Norman Advice, Strategies for Redeveloping Griffin Memorial Hospital Site


Today a group of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts begin a five-day process of evaluating the redevelopment potential of the Griffin Memorial Hospital site in Norman, Oklahoma. The advisory panel, convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI), will help create a plan that sets the stage for future growth, determining which types of public investment and incentives will best catalyze private investment….
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ULI Receives $170,000 Grant from the Colorado Health Foundation to Continue Support for Institute’s Building Healthy Places Initiative


The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and building resilient communities, has been awarded a $170,000 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation to continue its support for the Institute’s Building Healthy Places Initiative, which seeks to engage ULI’s global networks to shape projects and places that improve the health of people and communities worldwide….
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University of Maryland Team Wins the 2015 ULI Hines Competition with Plan to Redevelop a Site in Downtown New Orleans

A team representing the University of Maryland has taken top honors in the 2015 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Competition with its winning master plan proposal that transforms the Tulane/Gravier and Iberville neighborhoods in downtown New Orleans area into a thriving urban neighborhood. The team from the University of Maryland edged out two teams from Harvard University and a joint team representing the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and University of Wisconsin – Madison….
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New ULI Forecast for Real Estate, Economy Sees Three Years of Continued Strength, with Industry Set for Sustainable Growth in 2015 Through 2017


The real estate industry is expected to remain on a sustainable course of solid growth for 2015 through 2017, according to a new three-year forecast from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate. The outlook – the latest installment of the semi-annual ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast — is based on a survey of 43 of the industry’s top economists and analysts representing 32 of the country’s leading real estate investment, advisory, and research firms and organizations….
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Rose Center for Public Leadership Working with Boston Mayor Walsh on Washington Street Corridor

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The Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Boston Mayor Martin Walsh to help the city reassess the identity of and create a new vision for Washington Street in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood, thinking strategically about the types of land uses, public realm, and scale of development best suited for the corridor. The panel of experts from around the nation arrive in Boston today and will spend four days working with City staff to provide independent recommendations in advance of a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) planning study of Washington Street between Forest Hills Station and Egleston Square….
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