Monthly Archives: May 2013

RealityCheck2050 featured on WRHI’s Straight Talk

Kimberly Melton of the Urban Land Institute and Cole McKinney of the Catawba Regional Council of Governments joined Manning Kimmel on 94.3 WRHI’s Straight Talk on Friday, May 24 to discuss the upcoming RealityCheck2050 event on June 4. Click here to listen to the segment. For more information about RealityCheck2050 visit: www.realitycheck2050.com  

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Local and State Governments Lead in Infrastructure Investments

State and local governments account for approximately 75 percent of all infrastructure spending in the United States, amid uncertainty about future investments by the federal government, according to Infrastructure 2013: Global Priorities, Global Insights, a joint report from ULI and Ernst & Young. Read the report, which also explores infrastructure trends in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific region.  

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Where Americans Want to Live: ULI Report Explores Community Preferences

A new ULI report underscores the influence that growing demographic groups in the U.S.–in particular Generation Y, African Americans, and Latinos–will have on reshaping urban growth patterns by spurring more development of compact, mixed-use communities with reliable, convenient transit service. Read more about the findings in the America in 2013 report.

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Generation Y and their retail preferences

ULI Report: Tech-Savvy Gen Y Still Flocks to Brick and Mortar Stores Despite being far more tech-savvy than previous generations, Generation Y, the 80-million strong cohort of Americans between the ages of 18 and 35, has not forsaken shopping in stores for online purchasing – as long as retailers keep their offerings “fresh” and interesting, says a new ULI report. Read the report here.

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Introducing the New ULI Events App

ULI has made it easier to find and get the most out of its events, thanks to a new ULI Events mobile app for iPads, iPhones, and Android devices. The free app is designed to help ULI event attendees plan their schedules, communicate with each other instantly through Twitter—and even find nearby restaurants. ULI gathers people from around the world, face-to-face and online, to share ideas and best practices. The institute offers large-scale events such as the Fall and Spring Meetings in the United States with thousands of attendees, and annual … Read More

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Inaugural ULI Executive Leadership Series a Success

Monday, April 29, 2013, ULI Charlotte hosted its inaugural Executive Leadership Series at the Duke Mansion. The event started with a networking hour where attendees spent time mingling and making introductions. Attendee, Carolyn Flowers, Chief Executive Officer at Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), commented that “the social (hour) provided me with some good networking with many people I haven’t met before.” On the overall evening, Ms. Flowers commented that “the evening was timely and a productive use of my time.” The event brought together 64 of the region’s high level … Read More

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Smart Growth America Community Dialogue

Each year, Smart Growth America (SGA), offers free technical assistance to communities that are pursuing smart growth initiatives. The City of Charlotte submitted an application and was awarded a session with SGA that focuses on “Planning for Charlotte’s Economic and Fiscal Health”. The event will be hosted by the City of Charlotte, the University of North Carolina-Charlotte’s (UNCC) Urban Institute and PlanCharlotte, and will include a welcome by City Manager Ron Carlee. Date: May 14, 2013 Where: UNC Charlotte Uptown Campus, Auditorium 320 E. 9th St. Charlotte, NC When: 6:00 … Read More

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Charlotte Business Journal features upcoming RealityCheck2050

The Charlotte Business Journal featured the upcoming RealityCheck2050 in this week’s edition. Click here to read the article. More on RealityCheck2050: On June 4, 2013, at the Charlotte Convention Center, RealityCheck2050 will bring together 400 participants from the 14-county CONNECT Our Future region to help to prepare potential options for regional growth, with a focus on accommodating projected housing and jobs through 2050. This collaborative event jointly sponsored by the Centralina Council of Governments and ULI is not about speeches, presentations, political theory or planning concepts. Participants are challenged to … Read More

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Welcome New ULI Members

We are proud to introduce our new ULI members: Jonathan D. Bell, Bell Partners – Greensboro, NC Chris Capellini – Charlotte, NC Peter Conway, Trinity Partners – Charlotte, NC Lera Covington – Charlotte, NC John F. Curry, Winstead PC – Charlotte, NC Robert Davenport, Mountain Real Estate Capital – Charlotte, NC Rhea Greene, Trinity Partners – Charlotte, NC Brooke Iosue, Humphreys & Partners Architects – Cornelius, NC Sumit Jain, Waterstone Asset Management, LLC – Charlotte, NC Jay Levell – Charlotte, NC Klint Mullis, UNC Charlotte – Charlotte, NC Jonathan Nugent, … Read More

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