Category Archives: Impact

Get Involved

ULI Charlotte is identifying thought-leaders to become active. We are a member-driven organization impacting land use through conversation, convenings and building community, and invite you to be a part of our leadership in delivering the ULI mission. Knowledge grows with collaboration. Find your place in ULI. We create and share knowledge that inspires people to build better communities. To learn about opportunities and apply, go to https://ulicharlotte.wufoo.com/forms/qo0ccx500diut8/ . Deadline is August 24, 2018.

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ULI Charlotte’s Roadmap to Leadership

ULI Charlotte is identifying thought-leaders to become active. We are a member-driven organization impacting land use through conversation, convenings and building community, and invite you to be a part of our leadership in delivering the ULI mission. Knowledge grows with collaboration. Find your place in ULI. We create and share knowledge that inspires people to build better communities. Your roadmap to involvement: Attend our events and become part of the conversation (be present and active – we need your voice) – check out upcoming events at https://charlotte.uli.org/events/ Support ULI Charlotte as a sponsor (sponsorship … Read More

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Charlotte Named All-America City

On June 24, 2018, the City of Charlotte was recognized as one of 10 winning communities demonstrating civic engagement practices that are inspirational, inclusive and promising in their ability to unite members of the community to collectively and collaboratively help solve our country’s most pressing and complex issues. Following reports showing economic inequity in the city, and a police shooting in late 2016, the City of Charlotte engaged thousands of residents in one-on-one conversations and community meetings. This has resulted in partnerships that have built a more skilled workforce, reduced … Read More

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Thank you notes from our friends in the Pathways Program

ULI Pathways is underway in Mr. Elijah Watson’s 7th grade class at Ranson Middle school. During the time in the classroom, the students, have been learning the concepts of trade-offs, risk, public good, supply and demand, and opportunity costs that impact their lives daily.  Students get a gut level understanding of how these forces influence the decisions developers make in their proposals for design, market demand, city revenues, and investor returns.  We work with the students in creating their own towns with Legos so that they are  able to think outside … Read More

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Enriching the City with Public Art

Arts-led regeneration is nothing new, as the all-too-familiar tale of artists being pushed out of neighborhoods they pioneered but can no longer afford is well known. Public art generates tangible and intangible benefits, and in the most successful instances, it becomes an integral and beloved part of the community. Enhancing its environment, art enriches residents’ lives, instills a sense of civic pride, creates a shared history, connects communities, and provides opportunities for dialogue, engagement, and learning. By promoting cultural participation, public art stimulates cultural industries and the creative economy. And, … Read More

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Presenting: Pathways

The Pathways Program has been created to help our next generation explore a healthy and more connected community. We believe it will enable youth to grow and prosper, providing a new perspective on how they may impact the community they live in, as well as opportunities for future jobs. During our time in the classroom, our focus will be to engage students to open their minds to future career opportunities in real estate development, planning, design, engineering, finance, trades, and more. We want to introduce the students to skills needed … Read More

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Pledge Today to Create Buildings That Benefit All

We invite you to join your peers and other influential companies in integrating energy efficiency into your tenant space to create more sustainable environments—for the planet and your bottom line. Take the pledge below to unlock valuable benefits. ULI’s Tenant Energy Optimization Program (TEOP) integrates energy efficiency into tenant space design and construction using a comprehensive, ten-step process. The result is an excellent financial return through energy conservation while positioning you and your building as a leader in protecting the environment. TAKE THE PLEDGE

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RECAP: Implementing Creative Placemaking in Real Estate

On January 25, 2018, ULI Charlotte hosted Juanita Hardy, ULI Senior Visiting Fellow for Creative Placemaking.  What it comes down to is that we need to be intentional in planning and identifying placemaking opportunities, especially along commercial corridors.  There are opportunities for linking creative placemaking and health together, and the key is to begin planning in the pre-construction phase of development.  “By no means does this prevent you from implementing creative placemaking any time during the development phase, but that is ideal,” said Juanita. Who benefits from creative placemaking? Government … Read More

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Urban Land’s Most Popular Articles of 2017

As we close the books on 2017, we wanted to look back on the topics that resonated most with the readers of Urban Land Online in the past year. In a year with much uncertainty, our January piece on trends to watch was more popular than ever. Another popular piece focused on the future of American suburbs, with research provided by John Burns Real Estate Consulting in partnership with ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing. Other popular pieces looked at reclaiming urban watefronts, smart cities around the world, and creative placemaking done right. Here are the top five most popular … Read More

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ULI Charlotte welcomes new CCOG Executive Director

Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG) has selected Iredell County Manager Ron Smith as its Executive Director beginning in mid-January. Smith replaces Jim Prosser who is retiring after seven years of service as CCOG’s Executive Director. The CCOG Executive Board unanimously approved Smith’s hiring at its meeting Wednesday night. His selection was the culmination of a five-month nationwide search. “Ron Smith brings exceptional skills and the experience required to keep us on course for our rapidly growing region,” said CCOG Board Chair and Charlotte City Council Member Patsy Kinsey. “Our national … Read More

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