Monthly Archives: August 2013

Greenprint Performance Report Released

The ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance is pleased to present the Greenprint Performance Report: Volume 4, a new report showing continued progress in reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. As the largest global collection of transparent, verifiable and comprehensive data about the environmental performance of buildings, this report provides aggregate benchmarks and performance trends for the real estate industry. Learn more here or download the report here.  

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The Secrets of Successful Communities from Ed McMahon

ULI Senior Resident Fellow Ed McMahon reveals the secrets to successful communities in this seven-part series for the Planning Commissioners Journal. As the Charles E. Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy, McMahon leads ULI’s worldwide efforts to conduct research and educational activities related to environmentally sensitive development policies and practices. He is also a senior staff adviser for ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative. The Secrets to Success Every “successful” community has its own strengths and weaknesses, but they all share some common characteristics. Part 1: Have a Vision … Read More

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Technology and Real Estate: Changing Cities and Engagement

  This video is based on interviews with speakers at the ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego. As cities continue to grow up around these technology companies, new and innovative ways of local engagement are emerging. Technology startups, like Popularise and Fundrise (see video above), are being used to engage community members beyond traditional town hall meetings. These types of websites not only allow the public to create a common vision for a development, but also gives people to opportunity to become an immediate stakeholder. This changes the way we invest … Read More

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Join ULI in Chicago: Apply for a Fall Meeting Scholarship

ULI is pleased to offer two scholarship programs to connect you to the education and networking opportunities at the 2013 Fall Meeting in Chicago. Apply today for the Women’s Leadership Initiative Scholarship or the Wells Fargo “Who’s Next” ULI Young Leaders Scholarship. Check out other items from ULINews | Summer 2013.  

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ULI’s Young Leaders Experience the Party Wall at MoMA PS1

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Long Island City, NY – Each summer, MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program (YAP) erects an architectural pavilion in the PS1 gravel and concrete courtyard to celebrate its summer concert series.  Now in its 14th edition, YAP has been committed to offering emerging architectural talent the opportunity to   challenge the use and perception of space. This years winner, CODA (Caroline O’Donnell – Ithaca, NY) designed the temporary urban landscape, challenging the perception of space, “participations”, and light.  The appropriately titled Party Wall is an imposing and playful structure that interacts with … Read More

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Building Healthy Places: Three Models in Colorado

The ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative, which will incorporate all components of the global organization, kicked off this spring with a special series of Advisory Services panels convened in three different types of communities in Colorado at the request of the Colorado Health Foundation, which has its own Healthy Places initiative. ULI senior resident fellow Ed McMahon, who was chair of the three panels, offers his observations. Healthy Places: Designing an Active Colorado is a five-year, $4.5 million initiative sponsored by the Colorado Health Foundation (CHF). The goal of Colorado’s Healthy … Read More

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Chicago Works: Explore the 2013 ULI Fall Meeting Host City

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Are you ready for the 2013 ULI Fall Meeting, to be held November 5 to 8 in Chicago? In preparation, ULI Chicago is rounding up examples of the best local ideas that will work for your business, your community and you. This week, learn all about the 11-foot-tall heads lining Michigan Avenue to promote sustainability. Michigan Avenue is now the temporary home of fifteen sculptural heads designed and created by Plant Green Ideas whose mission is to get people to think about sustainability and the impact of a green economy on Chicago.  The … Read More

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Western New York Member Recognized as One of Business First 30 Under Thirty

ULI New York would like to congratulate Western New York member Kevin Hays of Savarino Development Company for his recognition as one of Buffalo Business First 30 Under Thirty honorees. Each year Business First honors 30 of Western New York’s young leaders under the age of 30, who have proven to be game changers and performers in their industry and community Attend the cocktail reception on August 13 and read more here. Kevin P. Hays serves as the Director of Development at Savarino Development Company and is directly responsible for all third … Read More

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ULI Online Live Workshops

The Urban Land Institute is offering two excellent online learning courses in August and September. Underwriting Office and Multifamily Real Estate Investments August 12 & 14, 2013 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT Take a process-oriented approach to evaluating office and multifamily investments from a physical and financial perspective.  This two-part live online workshop will be recorded, so if you miss part of a session you will be able to catch up. Excel Tips and Shortcuts for Real Estate Professionals Sept. 12, 2013 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT Do … Read More

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In Memory of Elizabeth H. Berger, Civic Leader and Champion of Lower Manhattan

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Elizabeth H. Berger Civic Leader and Champion of Lower Manhattan Dies at 53 As published on DowntownNY.com   New York, NY (August 5, 2013) – Elizabeth H. Berger who as the President of the Alliance for Downtown New York and President of the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association helped shape the reimagining and rebuilding of Lower Manhattan after the 9/11 attacks and who recently led a multifaceted effort to assist Lower Manhattan businesses and residents recover from the effects of Superstorm Sandy died on August 5th at Bellevue Hospital Center. She turned 53 … Read More

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