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Toronto Selected as Host City for 2018 ULI Hines Student Competition

An area along the Eastern side of the Don River in Toronto has been selected as the study site for the 16th annual ULI Hines Student Competition.

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Hines Gift to ULI Will Support WLI Grants

ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) has received a $90,000 gift from Hines, the globally renowned real estate organization, to support the creation of the WLI Hines Innovation Grants, with the goal of helping raise the visibility and number of women in leadership roles in the real estate industry and within ULI’s membership.

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Reinvent, Create, Thrive: Detroit to Host 2018 ULI Spring Meeting

ULI will hold its 2018 Spring Meeting May 1–3 at the Cobo Convention Center in Detroit. A major focus for the 2018 gathering will be the reinvention of urban areas into thriving places that are drawing talented workers and businesses and are becoming magnets for investment. The Detroit metropolitan area, which is experiencing an extraordinary renaissance, is a prime example of this urban evolution.

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Envisioning More Compact, Vibrant Cities for Ireland

Dublin and other cities in Ireland should embrace density to help combat the country’s housing challenges, according to a panel at the ULI Ireland Conference, held in Dublin. Marian Finnegan, chief economist at Cushman and Wakefield, said the country’s growing workforce is driving a huge need for accommodation that is not being met. Ireland should be building 38,000 housing units every year to keep up with demand, Finnegan said, but fewer than 15,000 units were built in 2016.

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Recent Articles

  • Preview: ULI Europe Conference 2018

    January 8, 2018

    After more than 20 years in Paris, the ULI Europe Conference will rotate among other leading European cities. The first stop on this new journey will be Berlin, where top players in European real estate and beyond will gather for the conference on January 30 and 31. “Berlin is a leading example of urban and economic development, making it a perfect choice for our first conference outside of Paris,” says Lisette van Doorn, chief executive of ULI Europe.

  • CEO Perspective: Change and Evolution

    January 4, 2018

    During my time as ULI’s global chief executive officer, it has become increasingly clear to me that one of the great attributes of the Institute is its ability to embrace change and evolve without losing sight of its core values. After eight very rewarding and fulfilling years at the helm, it’s time for me to step down.

  • Connections Unbound: ULI 2017 Annual Report

    December 21, 2017

    Just released: Read stories, hear from leaders, and see the progress ULI members made in the Americas and beyond in our 2017 Annual Report.

  • Video: Agrihoods, Food Halls, and the Connection between Food and Real Estate

    December 15, 2017

    Modern-day food halls update the traditional market experience by hosting purveyors of specialty foods, along with restaurants and small-scale shops. This video showcases two historic sites that were redeveloped into food halls that have become hubs of activity and commerce within their communities: Union Station in Denver and the Packing House in Anaheim, California. Across the United States, food halls are growing in popularity as anchors for mixed-use projects and as landmark attractions that can catalyze nearby development.

  • In Memory of Architectural Historian Vincent Scully

    December 4, 2017

    Internationally acclaimed architecture professor and architectural historian Vincent Scully, 2003 recipient of the ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, died November 30 at his home in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was 97.

  • Finding the Right Mix for Ten New Product Councils

    In response to growing interest in the Institute’s product councils, ULI is expanding the program, adding five brand-new councils and five new flights of existing councils in 2018. Two of the new council chairs share what makes the council experience unique and what makes a good candidate to join a council.

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