Trail-Oriented Development: New ULI Report Looks at Projects Tailored to Those Who Prefer Cycling and Walking Over Driving

Active Transportation and Real Estate

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


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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Rose Center for Public Leadership Working with Rochester Mayor on Downtown Revitalization

The Broad Street Aqueduct, a historic stone aqueduct located in Rochester.  (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

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 Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren to help the city, its partners and stakeholders develop land use and implementation strategies to activate and revitalize Main Street, the Genesee River Corridor, and the Broad Street Aqueduct, creating dynamic connections between these three downtown assets….
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ULI to Advise Charlotte on Transforming Southpark Suburb into Walkable Destination, Magnet for Investment

Aerial view of SouthPark.  Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Next week, a panel of nationally renowned land use, real estate development, design and urban planning experts will visit Charlotte’s SouthPark neighborhood to evaluate how to improve the area’s livability and economic development potential. The advisory services panel, convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI), will provide recommendations on how Charlotte can continue to transform the business and retail hub from an auto-oriented suburban place into a pedestrian-oriented destination that strengthens the surrounding neighborhoods, increases the supply of affordable housing, and has strong appeal as a magnet for business development and investment….
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ULI to Offer Recommendations on Expanding the Supply of Affordable, Workforce, and Mixed-Income Housing Throughout Dallas Metropolitan Area

DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 10:  Tour of Dallas, TX, on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

A group 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 Dallas regarding strategies for increasing the supply of affordable, workforce, and mixed-income housing in the city. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and creating thriving and sustainable communities….
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ULI Announces the 2016 Hines Student Competition Finalists

Dennis Dornan, studio director of urban design at Perkins+Will in San Francisco, California, analyzes student team submissions in the 14th annual ULI Hines Student Competition.

Four university teams, including two from Harvard University, one from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and one from the University of Miami, have been selected as the finalists for the 14th annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Student Competition, an ideas competition that provides both full- and part-time graduate-level student teams the opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development scheme for an actual, large-scale site in an urban area. The four teams are advancing to the final round of the competition in April, where they will compete for a $50,000 first place prize….
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Denver to Host Rose Center for Public Leadership, Tour Site of Revitalization Project

Denver skyline. Photographed during the Housing Opportunity 2014 conference.

Mayor Michael B. Hancock today announced that the City and County of Denver is partnering with the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use to attract new development to West Colfax that will support West Denver residents and businesses and enhance the unique vibrancy in the corridor. The Rose Center is jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI)….
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The World’s Top Real Estate Leaders to Convene in Dallas for ULI’s 2016 Fall Meeting, Set for October 24-27

2014 ULI Urban Open Space Award Winner Klyde Warren Park located in Dallas, Texas

Nearly 7,000 of the world’s foremost leaders in the real estate and land use industry will convene at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2016 Fall Meeting, set for October 24-27 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. ULI is a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and building thriving, sustainable communities….
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