Monthly Archives: February 2013

Explore Seattle and the Surrounding Cities at Housing Opportunity 2013

Housing Opportunity 2013, March 20−22, will offer a full agenda of thought-provoking general sessions, interactive concurrent sessions, and networking breaks, but you can make the most of the experience by signing up for an optional mobile workshop! Organized by ULI Northwest, three mobile tours will be offered during the conference. Each tour will provide you with an opportunity to hear from local experts, learn more about the challenges and successes of each project, and interact with fellow conference attendees in a fun learning environment. On Wednesday, March 20, join one of … Read More

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‘Yoda of Urban Planning’ Talks Parking

By ULI member Viet Nguyen with Frause The Urban Land Institute hosted a luncheon on Tuesday, February 19 to chat about the art and science of parking with legendary Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA, Donald Shoup. Gathered in Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center were some of the Washington State’s transportation and land-use glitterati, looking to hear some words of wisdom from Professor Shoup, who has been described as the ‘Yoda of Urban Planning.’ The ULI collaboration with King County’s Right-Size Parking Project brought out a wide diversity of minds, from some … Read More

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Housing Opportunity 2013 – Speakers Announced!

Housing Opportunity 2013 will feature a range of sessions that will highlight the latest trends in residential development and policy. Learn about innovative housing developments and hear from industry and public sector leaders, including: Cathy Capone Bennett, ULI Minnesota/Bennett Community Consulting Secretary Gregory Bialecki, Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development Debbie Burkart, National Equity Fund Inc. Tim Cantwell, Cantwell-Anderson Inc./Cloudbreak Communities Christoper Coes, LOCUS/Smart Growth America Chris Estes, National Housing Conference Will Fleissig, TransAct Robin Hacke, Living Cities Elisha Harig-Blaine, National League of Cities Mark Hinshaw, LMN Architects John … Read More

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Picturing 10 Urban Qualities Every City Should Have

ULI Northwest member Chuck Wolfe recently contributed his thoughts on the 10 Urban Qualities Every City Should Have in the Atlantic Cities. Below is a excerpt from the article: In recent months, architect friends have explained how several post-Recesssion projects focus sustainability goals on the end-user experience, rather than simply pursue flagship “green” designations. It seems there is a commendable and renewed emphasis on the particular needs of building use, and, significantly, the specifics of  a building user’s relationship to the surrounding urban area. I see this as a tilt to … Read More

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Fading Differentiation Between City and Suburb

A “Great Reset” — the structural change following crisis — is underway. And there are some indicators of how metropolitan areas are evolving through a time of historic upheaval, ULI Senior Visiting Fellow Richard Florida writes in Urban Land magazine.

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Extended: Register before February 22 for Housing Opportunity 2013 and save $100

Due to popular demand, the Terwilliger Center for Housing has extended the early-bird registration price for Housing Opportunity 2013! Join hundreds housing advocates, urban planners, architects, private and non-profit developers, housing authorities, real estate professionals and many more at Housing Opportunity 2013, March 20-22nd in Seattle, Washington. Don’t miss ULI’s premier housing event. Register before February 22nd to save $100!

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YLG Members Visit New AVA Ballard Project

Brian Fritz of AvalonBay Communities invited the YLG Leadership Team members to get a first peak at their newly opened AVA Ballard project. YLG co-chair Steffenie Evans (Legacy Partners) and members Kelten Johnson (Johnson & Carr), Sean Keithly (Collins Woerman), and Sarah Snider (LMN Architects) were there to check it out, joined by ULI Northwest Chair Kerry Nicholson (Legacy Partners). Some of the team’s favorite aspects included: The “gear wall” – a customizable storage wall for everything from your skis and bikes to shirts and pants The large bathroom/closet configuration … Read More

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Lessons From Singapore for Planning Livable, Dense Cities

Despite Singapore’s population density, the city-state has consistently ranked favorably in surveys measuring the livability and sustainability of cities around the globe. A new publication by ULI and the Centre for Liveable Cities studies Singapore’s successful urbanization experience and lays out 10 principles for planning livable, high-density cities. Read the report. The ten principles in the publication were developed during two workshops hosted in 2012 by the CLC and ULI Asia Pacific, bringing together 62 thought leaders, experts and practitioners from different disciplines related to urban planning and development. Discussions … Read More

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Industrial Site Readiness in Portland

On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, the Young Leaders Group of ULI Northwest hosted an interactive discussion on Industrial Site Readiness in the Portland metropolitan region. Below is a brief summary of the program by YLG members, Jackie Gruber and Suja Shyam: The event highlighted a recent study led by The Portland Business Alliance, Business Oregon, and other organizations, which found that the region has a shortage of large lot, industrial shovel-ready sites. The panelists explained the importance of industrial land supply in the region’s ability to attract traded-sector jobs, with higher salaries, to the … Read More

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Program Highlights Housing Opportunity 2013

ULI−Terwilliger Center for Housing is pleased to host its conference, Housing Opportunity 2013, March 20−22, 2013, in Seattle, Washington. View the preliminary program for this exciting three-day event! Housing experts from across the country will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing all sectors of the housing industry. Network with hundreds of housing and real estate professionals and: Discover innovative solutions for financing transit-oriented and mixed-use development. Explore how changing demand across multiple demographic segments, combined with finance opportunities and limitations, will shape the housing market and how you can make the most … Read More

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