Vanguard Chairman and Chief Executive Officer F. William McNabb III is Opening Keynote Speaker at ULI’s 2016 Spring Meeting, Set for April 19-21 in Philadelphia

2016 Spring Meeting

Vanguard Chairman and Chief Executive Officer F. William McNabb III is headlining an impressive list of speakers at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2016 Spring Meeting, set for April 19-21 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. ULI is a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and creating thriving, sustainable communities….
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HUD’s National Disaster Resilience Competition Highlights Connection Between Urban Development and Community Resilience, Says ULI

A view of the Portland waterfront, part of the study site for a 2014 ULI Advisory Services  panel.

The $1 billion in National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) grants recently awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is a critical step in helping states and communities across the nation become more resilient to the impacts of climate change, according to the Urban Land Institute (ULI). In addition, the grant proposals and winning applications have highlighted the important connections between urban design and development and improving community resilience….
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution — Machine-to-Machine Communications – Has Major Implications for the Global Real Estate Industry, Says New ULI Report


The “fourth industrial revolution,” involving machines communicating with each other, is imminent and will be as hugely impactful on the global economy and real estate industry as the three preceding industrial revolutions marked by the advent of steam-powered manufacturing, electricity and information technology, according to participants at a recent sympoasium held in Hong Kong by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the World Economic Forum….
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Rose Center for Public Leadership Working with Birmingham Mayor on Civil Rights District

A view of the 16th Street Baptist Church, located in the Birmingham Civil Rights District (BCRD).

The 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 Birmingham Mayor William Bell to help the City, its partners and stakeholders develop a strategy that leverages the assets of the Birmingham Civil Rights District (BCRD)—including the City’s plan to invest $10 million dollars to renovate the historic A.G. Gaston Motel and build a new Freedom Center Public Policy Institute—into a sustainable, vibrant and revitalized urban center….
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Amidst Continued Strong Capital Flows In Europe, the Real Estate Industry Focuses on Contending with Disruptive Forces and Meeting the Needs of Occupiers


Rapidly changing demands of occupiers and the disruptive forces of technology, demographics, social change, and rapid urbanisation are permeating the European real estate value chain, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2016: Beyond the Capital, a forecast published jointly by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC….
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Midtown Atlanta Site Selected as Study Area for 2016 ULI Hines Student Competition

The competition area in Atlanta’s Midtown South area is not only framed by Interstate 75/85 (foreground), but also by such iconic buildings as the Bank of America Plaza (taller building at right) and the AT&T Midtown Center (left). Image: ULI/Daniel Lobo

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced the selection of an area in Atlanta’s Midtown South neighborhood as the study site in the fourteenth annual ULI Hines Student Competition. The ideas competition provides both full- and part-time graduate-level student teams the opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development program for parts of a real, large-scale site. The team with the winning proposal, selected in April, will receive $50,000….
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Internationally Renowned Architect Richard Rogers is the 2015 Recipient of the ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development

Photo courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

e-oriented building design and development, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. Rogers will be awarded the prize, which is the Institute’s highest honor, at a celebratory event during the ULI Europe Conference set for February 2–3, 2016, in Paris. …
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ULI Advisory Panel to Offer Recommendations for Resilient Development of St. Tammany Parish

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Next week a panel of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts will begin a five-day study of southcentral St. Tammany Parish, providing strategic advice for resilient redevelopment that addresses the vulnerability of the region’s communities. The advisory services panel, convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI), will provide recommendations that address the southcentral study area plan, watershed management study, and water quality improvement progra…
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ULI Endorses Formation of Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction to Help Reduce Carbon Footprint of Real Estate Industry Worldwide


The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is endorsing the formation of a Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) to advance the real estate industry’s efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change and reduce the industry’s carbon footprint on a worldwide scale. In pledging its support, ULI joins more than 20 other global organizations seeking to position real estate as contributing to solutions regarding climate change and protecting the environment….
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New ULI Report Looks at Innovative Financing Efforts Aimed at Preserving Workforce and Affordable Housing


The shrinking supply of workforce and affordable rental housing in cities across the U.S. has sparked innovative financing vehicles from an array of real estate firms to preserve the units, helping to stem the loss of an urgently needed product, according to a report released today from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and NeighborWorks America….
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