Monthly Archives: January 2013

Propose a Session for the 2013 Fall Meeting

ULI’s next Fall Meeting will be held November 5 – 8 in Chicago, and proposals are now being accepted for concurrent sessions and presentations. Do you have an idea for an engaging presentation or a case study to share with the ULI community? Submit your proposal online.

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Calls for Entries: The ULI Global Awards for Excellence & The ULI Urban Open Space Award

Know of any outstanding projects that deserve recognition? ULI recently announced calls for entries for two awards: ULI Global Awards for Excellence A guiding principle of the Urban Land Institute is that the achievement of excellence in land use practice should be recognized and rewarded. Since 1979, ULI has honored outstanding development projects in both the private and public sectors with the ULI Global Awards for Excellence program, which today is widely recognized as the development community’s most prestigious awards program. The ULI Global Awards for Excellence define the standard for … Read More

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CSL Session 4: Organizing for Change

On Thursday January 10, 2013, ULI Northwest’s Center for Sustainable Leadership took place at the NewHolly Gathering Hall in south Seattle. Below is a brief summary of the day by CSL participant, Joshua Curtis: Denis Hayes, CEO of the Bullitt Foundation and founder of Earth Day, kicked off the day with a personal discussion about leadership. Ric Cochran, National Trust for Historic Preservation and CSL participant, introduced Denis with a series of anecdotes about Denis’s style of leadership while framing a fundamental question: how does a leader like Denis balance … Read More

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Relevant Topic: Rebuilding Communities – A Symposium by the Oregon APA

Our members in the Portland area might be interested in the upcoming Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association symposium on Rebuilding Communities presented by leaders in the rebuilding of the cities of Detroit, Michigan and Joplin, Missouri. Detroit and Joplin are undergoing rebuilding and recovery efforts of very different kinds. The presentation will feature efforts to “right size” Detroit’s infrastructure for a sustainable future and a discussion of the rebuilding of Joplin, Missouri, after the tornado in May 2011 that destroyed much of the town. The Joplin, Missouri presentation will focus, … Read More

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Join an Intimate Network of Small-Scale Developers in Seattle this April

Apply today for ULI’s 2013 Executive Small-Scale Development Program. Now in its second year, this ULI members-only program brings together entrepreneurial developers who are focused on infill and smaller-scale projects. Through the ULI Executive Small Scale Development Program, you will have the opportunity to connect with peers in the industry from across the country. In addition to the in-person program, you will become part of a growing network of professionals sharing their experiences beyond the classroom in online venues and networking events at the ULI Fall Meeting. The result is an … Read More

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See YLG Member Sarah Snider’s Research on Family-Friendly Cities

ULI Northwest Young Leader Sarah Snider was the 2012 recipient of the Seattle American Institute of Architects (AIA) Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship for her work researching family-friendly cities. “The resurgence of the city in the late 20th century as a place of creativity, cultural vigor and economic opportunity is well known; less documented is how families typically have played a part in this resurgence – or, chosen not to.” said Susan Jones FAIA, Chair of the Fellows and Honors Committee. “Sarah’s proposal promises to document some of the potential hurdles—physical, … Read More

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