Thirty-two professionals in real estate development, planning, design, engineering, finance, and health care from across the country have been selected to participate in the first cohort of the ULI Health Leaders Network, a new program designed to empower real estate and land use professionals with the skills, knowledge, and networks to improve health outcomes in their professional practice and communities. The Health Leaders Network is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, and ULI Foundation governor Randall Lewis.Read More
Longtime ULI leader Nina J. Gruen, who pioneered the use of behavioral research to predict market demand for commercial and residential real estate, passed away on September 15, 2017. She was 83. Gruen and her husband, Claude Gruen, joined ULI in 1971, not long after founding Gruen Gruen + Associates, a renowned San Francisco–based firm that continues to provide research-based consulting and implementation services to the real estate industry and public land use and planning policy makers. Gruen, who remained active in ULI throughout her career, was elected as the Institute’s first female trustee in 1982, and was named an honorary member in 1996.Read More
ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative has announced the 2017 participants in the ULI/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program, which is generously supported by Randall Lewis, a ULI trustee. Participants are matched with ULI full members and will attend a product council meeting and the Building Healthy Places Interest Forum.Read More
ULI Americas Chairman Trish Healy and ULI Americas CEO Ralph Boyd seek your support to aid communities hit by Irma in building for resilience.Read More
Toledo, Ohio, has recently experienced a series of economic wins that are resulting in the rapid redevelopment of its urban core. In July, the first UrbanPlan for Public Officials workshop to be delivered to a single jurisdiction was held at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, with a diverse group of local decision makers engaged in the program, including the commissioner of housing, the chief building officer, and members of the planning commission, citizens’ boards, and city council.
Newark’s Hahne & Co. Building, Boston’s Mosaic on the Riverway, and Austin’s Wildflower Terrace were selected by the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing as the winners of the 2017 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award. The annual award, which honors developments that ensure housing affordability for people in a broad range of incomes, is given to developments in which all or a portion of the units are affordable to households earning up to 120 percent of the area median income.
Washington, D.C.’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has been selected by ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing as the winner of the 2017 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award, an annual recognition of the innovative ways the public sector is addressing the country’s affordable housing crisis. DCHD, chosen for the award by a jury of national housing industry leaders, was honored during the Terwilliger Center’s Housing Opportunity Conference in New Orleans.
While Hurricane Harvey was certainly a historical event, each event exposes vulnerabilities resulting from how we’ve built in the past. Each event also yields lessons about how to make our cities resilient, and ultimately more competitive.
A message from ULI Americas Chairman Trish Healy and ULI Americas CEO Ralph Boyd on how ULI members can provide relief aid to flood victims as well as support rebuilding for the future.
Revisions to Baltimore’s zoning code include a new zoning category—“industrial mixed-use”—which both city officials and local developers hope will spur economic development while preserving neighborhood character throughout the city.