Downtowns

ULI started addressing downtown revitalization with the very first Advisory Services panel in 1947 in Louisville, Kentucky. Today, panels offer 60 years of experience and the collective professional experiences of ULI’s membership. Panels assist cities large and small to attract diverse residents and new development to neighborhoods and the downtown district.

Panels have explored the redevelopment of industrial land near Oklahoma City, the redevelopment of the Revere School neighborhood in Chicago, and the redevelopment of a historically African-American community near Uptown Charlotte in North Carolina.

Neighborhood Revitalization

Successful neighborhood revitalization balances the needs of existing residents with the potential of the market and developers to create and support new housing, retail, and civic uses. Revitalization strategies must engage diverse economic and cultural groups. From public housing redevelopment to infill opportunities, ULI panels help communities develop strategic revitalization models that keep neighborhoods intact while encouraging new investment.

Examples of neighborhood revitalization panels include:


Jackson Place
Richmond, Virginia

Avenida Guadalupe
San Antonio, Texas

Revere School Community
Chicago, Illinois

Downtown Revitalization

ULI started addressing downtown revitalization with the very first advisory services panel, in 1947, in Louisville, Kentucky. Today, panels offer 60 years of experience and the collective professional experiences of ULI’s membership. Panels assist cities large and small to attract diverse residents and new development to downtown. Effective downtown revitalization requires market-supported economic development, engaged developers, innovative urban design, and consistent implementation.

Examples of downtown revitalization panels include:


San Bernadino
California

Point Park University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tampa
Florida