SouthPark, Charlotte, NC —Advisory Services Panel

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While SouthPark has historically been an office and retail location, the study area is currently in a significant phase of its evolution. Current development is transforming this suburban activity center to an urban activity center. However, due to the changing trends in development and redevelopment, the community’s desire to protect the existing surrounding single family character, and the increased infrastructure demands, SouthPark requires a comprehensive strategy to sustain and strength the areas future as a premier Charlotte community to live, work, play and invest….
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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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Program Manager, Tenant Efficiency Initiative (New York, NY, or Washington, D.C.)

The Program Manager will be responsible for expanding the Sustainability Center’s newest program area—closely aligned with Greenprint—which focuses on commercial tenant space energy efficiency improvements. This program builds on a deep experience set of tenant spaces in the Empire State Building and elsewhere, and is intended to expand the adoption of highly efficient tenant buildouts to drive energy reductions in real estate….
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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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The Power of Accepting Our Value

The real estate industry is confronted with the task of attracting and developing the next generation of leaders. Now more than ever, current market forces and economic trends reinforce the need for confident and versatile leaders who will strategically address the physical, economic, and environmental issues facing cities and communities. These multidimensional challenges require innovative solutions that increase our capacity to collectively “maximize” the built environment and reflect a need for responsive and active leadership….
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