ULI Day, December 14, 2011

More Than 75 Public Officials Participate in ULI Day, Marking 75th Anniversary

ULI celebrated 75 years of leadership in community building in December with a series of events in communities throughout the United States. More than 35 proclamations were issued declaring December 14 “ULI Day.”

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Serving Those Who Follow

This year’s Fall Meeting in Los Angeles—which kicked off the institute’s 75th anniversary celebration—was particularly focused on the long-term future of the industry and ULI.

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Resilient Communities: The Evolution of the Dream Neighborhood

Postwar master-planned communities enabled Americans to build their lives around great neighborhoods, schools, and suburban amenities. In the coming years, communities will continue to be comprehensively planned, but implementation will be in smaller increments, experts predict.

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Changing Partnerships: New Approach to the Public/Private Paradigm

To learn how much public/private partnerships have evolved, one need look no further than a Massachusetts town more than three centuries old, which is the focus of a new paradigm for redevelopment—a private/public partnership in which the developer is taking most of the biggest financial risk.

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Recent Articles

  • Leadership: Q&A with Smedes York

    December 13, 2011

    ULI trustee Smedes York served as chairman from 1989 to 1991. He is chairman of York Properties Inc. in Raleigh, North Carolina, and was mayor of that city from 1979 to 1983. Smedes is a second-generation ULI leader from the York family and here discusses the current economic and real estate markets, his experience, and his views for the future.

  • Changing Partnerships: ULI Goes Global

    “You have to look globally because the world has been globalizing over the last 20 years,” says Richard M. Rosan, president of the ULI Foundation, which supports ULI through philanthropy. He also served as ULI’s chief executive for 17 years, during which he led the expansion abroad.

  • Milestones and What’s Next

    In 1936, no organization existed in the United States to research, analyze, or encourage responsible patterns for long-term urban growth. As ULI begins its next 75 years, the real estate and land use industry has reached a pivotal point with both formidable challenges and promising opportunities. ULI is and will be at the forefront of this change.

  • Revitalizing Cities: Advice for Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

    The third panel ULI ever conducted, in April 1948, and the most recent one, in June 2011, involved the same city—Indianapolis. The comparison shows that problems faced by cities after World War II—transportation, environmental degradation, overcoming blight, and finding sufficient funds—have not disappeared.

  • Resilient Communities: Rockefeller Center Endures in Its Heritage Role

    Few places speak more eloquently in embodying the attributes of a ULI Heritage Award than its first honoree, in 1989, Rockefeller Center. ULI’s Heritage Award is given periodically to developments that have demonstrated industry excellence for at least 25 years.

  • Developing Voices of Leadership

    Real estate practices may have changed in 75 years, but the Urban Land Institute remains the premier organization for the industry. “The real estate industry moves quickly, but ULI keeps its finger on the pulse,” says Sir Stuart Lipton, deputy chairman of London-based ¬Chelsfield Partners.

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