ULI’s Embrace of Complete Streets Reaches around the World

Photograph from Completing Our Streets, courtesy of Alec Hamilton/Walk San Diego.

Photograph from Completing Our Streets, courtesy of Alec Hamilton/Walk San Diego.

From St. Petersburg, Florida to Moscow, Russia, ULI expert teams have drawn attention to the importance of creating places that encourage walking and bicycling. Safety and environmental sustainability are big concerns. Equally striking is how many of these expert teams identified the importance of walking and bicycling to the marketability and economic vitality of the sites under examination.

As mentioned in “Embracing the Street: Policies Aimed at Transportation Safety Help Land Development” (Urban Land, Jan/Feb 2014), ULI’s Advisory Services panels and local technical assistance panels regularly recommend making streets safe and attractive for all users, including the following examples:

  • Complete Streets are a key part of “Putting People First” in Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places.
  • An Advisory Services team recommends a complete streets policy and ordinance for Hillsborough County, Florida.
  • A ULI Los Angeles team recommends that the Los Angeles mayor’s office designate someone to keep a “laser-like focus on making complete streets.”

Below is a sampling of ULI reports from 2011-2013 that recommend careful attention to providing for people walking and bicycling.

An “*” denotes reports with explicit references to “complete streets.”

Advisory Services Panel Reports

Since 1947, ULI’s Advisory Services teams have traveled the world, tackling some of the most challenging real estate and land use issues facing communities.


*Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places

*St. Petersburg, FL

Sanya, China

*Arvada, Colorado

*Lamar, Colorado

*Westwood neighborhood of Denver, Colorado


*Colorado Springs, Colorado

Eccleston Place, London, England

Fremont, California

*Hillsborough County, Florida

Kai Tak and Kowloon East Hong Kong SAR


Addison, Texas: Vitruvian Park: A New Model for Mixed-Use Communities

Los Angeles: Union Station

Moscow, Russia

Queen Creek, Arizona

*Tampa, Florida: Strengthening Urban Centers

Washington, DC: Gallaudet University

Reports by the ULI District Councils

ULI’s District Councils offer technical assistance and engage projects that have a positive impact on how people live, learn, work, and play.

ULI Atlanta

Clarkston, Georgia, March 7- 8, 2013: Strategies for Improving the Economic Competitiveness of Clarkston’s Downtown

*Connecting the Dots: A mini-technical assistance panel 2013

*City of Mabelton, April 2012

ULI Boston

*Farmington Avenue Commercial Revitalization, Hartford, Connecticut, October 2012

ULI Chicago

*Devon Avenue Corridor, Lincolnwood and Chicago, Illinois, September 10-11, 2013

ULI Houston

*Making the Case for Urban Green Space in Southeastern Downtown, March 20-21, 2013

The Discovery District, January 26-27, 2012

Transit-Oriented Transformation of the Near Northside, May 30-31, 2012

ULI Los Angeles

*Los Angeles Transit Corridors, 2013

Los Angeles South Park BID, November 2013

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, July 2013

Los Angeles Convention Center, August 2013

City of Ventura Community Memorial Hospital, May 2013

El Segundo Smoky Hollow District, May 2012

*City of Santa Monica Memorial Park, June 2011

*City of Baldwin Park Civic Center Site, June 2011

City of Compton – Martin Luther King Jr. Transit Center, June 2011

City of Inglewood-Florence/La Brea Station, June 2011

ULI Northwest

City of SeaTac—Angle Lake Station Area Redevelopment, 2013

Puget Sound Regional Council—Growing Transit Communities, 2012

*Developing the Next Frontier: Capitalizing on Bus Rapid Transit to Build Community, 2011

ULI Orange County/Inland Empire

Balboa Village, Newport Beach, September 2013

ULI San Diego/Tijuana

Complete Communities Marketplace, November 2013

ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean

*Technical Assistance Panel for the 79th Street Corridor Sites, Miami-Dade Economic Development Advocacy, November 2013

*City of West Palm Beach, South Dixie Highway Corridor, January 2012

ULI St. Louis

*Dorsett Road as a Great Street, Maryland Heights, Missouri, October 2013

Grand MetroLink Station, St. Louis, Missouri; Panel Recommendations to Citizens for Modern Transit and Metro, November 2012

ULI Toronto

Weston 2021

ULI Washington

Indian Head Rail Trail, Charles County, May 2012

Public Safety Training Academy/Shady Grove Life Sciences Center, September 2011

Metro Green Line Corridor

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