Category Archives: Impact

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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Emerging Trends Report Released

Is it better to be the tortoise or the hare? The Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2018 report predicts slower but more sustainable growth for the U.S. real estate market, based on 2 percent annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth and 1 percent job growth. The report was released by PwC and ULI at the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles. “For the first time in five years, people feel comfortable with the cycle; about 80 percent of survey respondents expect good to excellent profitability,” noted PwC’s Andrew Warren, in summarizing the … Read More

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“Evicted” Author Speaks to Crowd in Charlotte

In a highly-anticipated community event in Charlotte, author and Princeton professor Matthew Desmond discussed his Pulitzer-winning book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City before a crowd of 700 on September 27th. Nine community groups sponsored the Desmond discussion, including ULI Charlotte and the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association. With community discussion and research ongoing around the problem of a lack of economic mobility in Charlotte, the September 27 public lecture by Desmond drew such demand that the free public tickets were snapped up in less than 24 hours. Some 40 book … Read More

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Adopt-a-Day Habitat for Humanity Recap

The phenomenal success of this year’s Habitat for Humanity, Adopt a Day reflects the ever-increasing dedication and enthusiasm ULI members display on a continual basis. On September 20th, ULI’s task was to fully complete the roofing phase of the house by the end of the day. Our awesome volunteers finished the roof by 10AM and our afternoon shift was able to complete siding on the house. Because of ULI members, we were able get ahead of the projected completion by 2 days. The day of giving back was a resounding … Read More

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Members-Only Webinar: Small-Scale Development: Two Case Studies

Members-Only Webinar: Small-Scale Development: Two Case Studies Wednesday, May 10, at 1:00 p.m. EDT As real estate development continues to offer opportunities for entrepreneurs, the small-scale developer must continue to develop expertise and to progress with industry trends. This webinar will look at two projects that successfully exemplify innovative small-scale development. Speakers:  Payton Chung, Director, Case Studies and Publications, Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C. (moderator) Liz Dunn, Principal, Dunn + Hobbes, Seattle Lorenzo G. Perez, Co-founder, Venue Projects: Venue Builders, Phoenix REGISTER ULI Case Studies showcase innovative approaches and best practices in real estate … Read More

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