Monthly Archives: January 2017

2017 Carolinas’ Meeting Speakers Announced!

For the Love of Our Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places Peter Kageyama Kick off the Carolinas’ Meeting with Peter Kageyama. The mutual love affair between people and their place is one of the most powerful influences in our lives, yet rarely thought of in terms of a relationship. As cities begin thinking of themselves as engaged in a relationship with their citizens, and citizens begin to consider their emotional connections with their places, we open new possibilities in community, social and economic development by including the … Read More

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ULI Emerging Leaders Forum

Leaders of Tomorrow Learning from Leaders of Today Mission: To build strong leaders in land use by building diverse relationships, learning from each other and sharing best practices within land use. Purpose: To provide a platform for participants to become better leaders and learn responsible leadership in the use of land to enhance the total environment by sharing their business lives in an atmosphere of confidentiality, trust, and respect. The Emerging Leaders Forum provides: • A confidential, trusting environment for education and idea exchange. • Exploration of business and personal … Read More

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Leading Voices with ULI: A New Podcast Series Spotlights Unique Leadership Journeys in Land Use

Leading Voices with ULI spotlights the unique leadership journey of innovators in land use who are making a positive difference in their communities. Each podcast tells the story of how each person is revitalizing cities and the built environment in vastly different ways—through innovative real estate development, public policy or planning initiatives, citizen activism, or community engagement projects. The initial roster of guests constitutes a kaleidoscope of the land use industry, demonstrating just how diverse and multifaceted the field is and the multiple pathways that exist to contribute to the … Read More

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CoffeeTalk: Growing Small – How Smaller, Infill Urban Developments Are Making a Big Difference

As the real estate industry continues to evolve in terms of project finance, design, and execution, one idea gaining quiet speed is small development. Projects that are seen as being at the vanguard of “small” bring together today’s best thinking of real estate professionals in how to shape the built environment. At the core of these efforts is a desire to make small, infill, and entrepreneurial development more visible and an active part of community building. From re-positioning to adaptive reuse to infill development, our region is experiencing great opportunities … Read More

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ULI Carolinas – Carolinas’ Meeting | Urban Ideas Competition – Showcase your talent!

The ULI Carolinas district councils invite teams of architects, landscape architects, designers, planners, artists, students, and members of the real estate development community to submit visionary proposals for redevelopment of a pre-selected site in Charlotte ahead of the 2017 Carolinas’ Meeting. The purpose of the Urban Ideas Competition is to stimulate discussion and encourage bold ideas and practical solutions that can be shared with stakeholders and the community. The chosen 47-acre site is located adjacent to the University City Station on the LYNX Blue Line Extension currently under construction in … Read More

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2017 ULI Fall Meeting Session Proposal Site Now Accepting Ideas!

Do you have a BIG idea for a concurrent session at the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles? We have created a site to help you inform the 2017 Fall Meeting. This site is a place for YOU to provide input on the meeting and is your chance to influence the content of the premier gathering of the real estate industry. Share up to five suggestions for the concurrent sessions you would like to see in Los Angeles. Use the themes of leadership, trends in real estate, and development … Read More

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CoffeeTalk: Intersection of Food and Real Estate

A focus on food is providing a rich arena for innovation and creative placemaking. While food and real estate development have long been interconnected, growing interest and awareness in food destinations and commercial real estate anchors is spurring innovation shaping projects. The growing investment in food-centric real estate can be related to trends in health, sustainability, organic food, and buying local. In addition, “growing, buying, and eating food can all be social activities” and that “young people seem to prefer experiences more than stuff.” Add this to the fact that … Read More

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New Article on Community Revitalization Strategies

From Ed McMahon at the Urban Land Institute. Dear Friends, I have attached a copy of my newest article which appears in the inaugural issue of State of Main, a new publication of the National Main Street Center (NMSC). The article focuses on strategies for small city and town revitalization. It examines the question of why some cities (particularly the hot market cities) and towns are prospering while many others are still suffering disinvestment and a loss of population, jobs and identity. I thought that as ULI thought leaders, you … Read More

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Member Profile: John Porter

Cool projects.  Seeing others success. Helping people build wealth and independence.  John Porter, Executive Vice President of Charter Properties likes to connect people with projects and build relationships.  John has been with Charter for more than 17 years as a multifamily developer.  He was born in Bethlehem, raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin and went to school at University of Wisconsin and the University of Chicago. As a Full member of ULI, John has been involved as a product council member and leader (at the global level) and presently service on the … Read More

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The Enduring Appeal of Suburbs from the Urban Land Institute

The post–World War II idea of a “suburb” conjured specific images—manicured lawns, private backyards, few sidewalks, and two-car garages—that represented a rejection of city life and the grit, crime, and overcrowding that came with it. The 21st century, however, ushered in an urban renaissance with people and investment returning to cities, a reduction in crime, and a rising consumer desire for walkable, mixed-use, transit-oriented neighborhoods. The boom in multifamily development within city centers helped fuel the perception that urban lifestyles are “in” while suburban lifestyles are “out.” Read more. 

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