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ULI Advisory Services: 70-Plus Years of Creative Solutions

From recommending how communities in Puerto Rico can better prepare for extreme weather events to how Atlanta can “stitch” a divided downtown back together with new streets, buildings, and parks, ULI members have provided creative solutions to the most complex land use challenges facing communities for more than 70 years through the Institute’s Advisory Services program.

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Mid-Year Review from ULI Europe’s Chairman

The ULI Europe Leadership Retreat, which took place in Lisbon at the end of September, was a wonderful opportunity to catch up with fellow professionals from the real estate industry thanks to the connections made through the ULI.

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Preview the 2019 Tech Special Issue of Urban Land

The cover package for the 2019 Tech special issue is titled “Technology: Searching for practical solutions.” Other topics include “Smart Cities: Sidewalk’s Toronto,” “Transportation: From Scooters to Skyports,” and “Big Data: Putting Data to Work.”

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UL Interview: Architect Alejandro Aravena

The Chile-based global architect–and this year’s ULI J.C. Nichols lauraeate–has made extraordinary contributions to the design of affordable housing, public spaces, infrastructure, and transportation.

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Recent Articles

  • UL Interview: ULI Global Chairman Owen Thomas

    October 7, 2019

    Owen D. Thomas, chief executive officer of Boston Properties, one of the nation’s largest real estate companies, is ULI’s current global chairman. A ULI governing trustee, a ULI Foundation governor, and a ULI member for more than 30 years, Thomas recently spoke with Urban Land about his career and his priorities for the Institute.

  • Promoting Diversity in the Real Estate Industry with WLI Prologis Achievement Awards to Female Real Estate Professionals

    Ten outstanding female real estate professionals were recognized at the recent ULI Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C., as the 2019 recipients of the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) Prologis Achievement Award. Recipients of the prestigious award were hosted at the meeting by senior WLI members, who are serving as mentors to the awardees to help them advance in the industry and strengthen their engagement with the Institute. The WLI Prologis Achievement Award is part of the Institute’s focus on increasing diversity and inclusivity throughout the Institute and the industry.

  • Meeting Housing Needs, Building for Social Equity Are Key Factors for Successful Cities: Says 2019 ULI J.C. Nichols Laureate Alejandro Aravena

    September 20, 2019

    While cities attract people who want better opportunities, rapid urbanization could create political and national security crises unless adequate housing is provided in ways and in areas that foster social equity, said Alejandro Aravena, winner of the 2019 J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. Aravena, partner and founder of ELEMENTAL, an architecture firm in Santiago, Chile, was a featured speaker at the Fall Meeting.

  • ULI Global Chairman Owen D. Thomas Outlines Priorities for Institute

    ULI Global Chairman Owen D. Thomas, whose chairmanship began July 1, shared his priorities for the Institute with Fall Meeting attendees during the event’s closing session Friday. “No other organization comes close to ULI in terms of sharing expertise and best practices that shape the built environment around the globe,” Thomas said. “I look forward, along with ULI’s capable staff led by [ULI Global Chief Executive Officer] Ed Walter, to building on the work of my predecessors and taking ULI to the next level of excellence.”

  • New York City Housing Development Corporation and Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority Selected as Winners of ULI Housing Policy Leadership Award

    September 19, 2019

    The New York City Housing Authority and the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority have been selected by the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing as the joint winners of the 2019 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award, which is an annual recognition of the innovative ways that the public sector is addressing the country’s affordable housing crisis. The winners, selected by a jury of nationally renowned housing industry leaders, were announced today during ULI’s 2019 Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C. Terwilliger Center Founder and former ULI Chairman J. Ronald Terwilliger served as the jury chairman.

  • Three Housing Developments Named Winners of the 2019 ULI Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award

    Plaza Roberto Maestas in Seattle; the Lindley in Bethesda, Maryland; and the Watson in Quincy, Massachusetts, have been selected as the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing’s 2019 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award. The annual award recognizes best practices in the development of housing that is affordable to people with a broad range of incomes. Developments eligible for the award are those in which all or a portion of the units are affordable to households earning up to 120 percent of the median income in the areas in which the projects are located.

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