Planning & Design
A Masterplan Community Success Hinged on History: A Former Youth Correctional Facility Transformed in California
A 100-year-old correctional facility in Whittier, California, becomes a new master-planned community.Read More
The Welcoming City: Creating a Beacon of Diversity and Inclusion
Imagine a city where every corner is a testament to its diverse inhabitants and where every public space is a welcoming stage for cultural exchange. This vision was brought to life during the 2023 ULI Spring Meeting panel titled “The Welcoming City: Encouraging Diversity and Inclusion through Creative Placemaking.”Read More
Doubling Down on Equitable Growth in Indiana’s Fort Wayne
In a report that emphasized upward mobility and inclusion in Indiana’s second largest city, a ULI Advisory Services panel for the Electric Works redevelopment project in Fort Wayne, Indiana, focused on the economic importance of being a destination with an “open tent.” That means having real and stated plans that emphasize the inclusion of the entire region.Read More
ULI Names 20 Finalists for 2023 Americas Awards for Excellence
ULI has announced 20 finalists for the 2023 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence, one of the most prestigious awards programs in the real estate industry. This year’s finalists include 19 developments in the United States and one in Canada. Three additional projects from the United States received special mentions.Read More
A 15-Minute Conversation Tool to Help Build More 15-Minute CommunitiesMay 5, 2023
Yvonne Yeung, CEO of SDG Strategies, has served as the ULI Curtis Infrastructure Fellow in 2023. During her fellowship, Yeung created a conversation tool to help leaders form actionable strategies to build 15-Minute Communities.
Artificial Intelligence’s Potential Impact on the Commercial Real Estate Industry
In April, ULI Young Leaders participated in a webinar that addressed the current and future impact of artificial intelligence on the real estate industry and the obstacles and challenges to its adoption.
Creative Placemaking Leaders Volunteer to Coach Global ULI Art in Place CohortMay 3, 2023
To ensure the success of the program, ULI has enlisted a group of expert coaches, each with unique skills and backgrounds, to support the cohort of eight participating teams across Asia, Europe and the U.S. These coaches will help ensure that local teams stay focused on ways to integrate art into the fabric of the community and within real estate development. The coaches, all leaders in their respective fields, come from diverse backgrounds in business, arts and culture, real estate consulting, and nonprofit leadership.
Building Community with CohousingApril 28, 2023
Developers and buyers create new models for housing that hold the promise of a more environmentally friendly, connected, and multigenerational way of living.
Team Representing Harvard University Wins 2023 ULI Hines Student Competition with Plan to Redevelop South Carolina SiteApril 24, 2023
A redevelopment plan for a North Charleston, South Carolina, site presented by a team of Harvard University students has taken top honors in the 21st annual ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. The winning plan, titled Knot Charleston, is a vision for the new downtown of North Charleston designed to address challenges posed by the post-COVID environment, social inequality, and climate change.
Popularizing Mass Timber Construction in the SoutheastMarch 17, 2023
Development experts gathered to discuss the growth in popularity of mass timber at the 2023 ULI Carolinas Meeting in February.