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ULI New York Broadway Junction TAP

ULI New York Broadway Junction TAP On June 25 and 26, ULI New York members completed a Technical Assistance Panel for the NYC Department of City Planning in the Brooklyn neighborhood surrounding the Broadway Junction New York City Subway station complex located at the border of the Bedford-Stuyvesant and East New York neighborhoods.  The panel, consisting of a multi-discinplinary team of ULI member experts, was charged with assisting the NYC Department of City Planning with strategies to incentivize large-scale and mixed-use development along the key blocks between Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue … Read More

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New ULI Publication Documents the Economic Benefits of Developing Healthy Places

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New ULI Publication Documents the Economic Benefits of Developing Healthy Places Released this week at the ULI Spring Meeting in Vancouver, ULI’s Building for Wellness: The Business Case examines the investment payback on incorporating amenities that promote health and wellness, how developers have pursued this objective, and the resulting market response. The report was prepared as part of ULI’s Building Healthy Places initiative, a two-year global program of work that seeks to raise awareness of the connections between health and the built environment, and to encourage the development of communities that are conducive … Read More

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Quality of Infrastructure is a Top Deal Maker or Breaker for Real Estate Investment and Development Decisions, Says Infrastructure 2014 Report from ULI and EY

Quality of Infrastructure is a Top Deal Maker or Breaker for Real Estate Investment and Development Decisions, Says Infrastructure 2014 Report from ULI and EY The quality of infrastructure systems – including transportation, utilities, and telecommunications – is a top factor influencing real estate investment and development decisions in cities around the world, sharing a high ranking with consumer demand in terms of importance, according to a survey of public- and private-sector leaders conducted by the Urban Land Institute and EY. The findings are included in the Infrastructure 2014: Shaping the … Read More

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Congratulations to the 2014 Hines Competition Winners

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Congratulations to the 2014 Hines Competition Winners A team of graduate students representing the University of Maryland took top honors at the 12th annual ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition with its winning plan to redevelop a Nashville neighborhood as a healthy community. An ideas competition, the ULI Hines program is designed to simulate an actual urban design and development scenario. The 2014 competition was based on a hypothetical situation in which the site owners had asked for a proposal that transforms the historic Sulphur Dell neighborhood. As … Read More

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ULI NY Receives 2014 Resiliency Grant

ULI NY Receives 2014 Resiliency Grant; ULI Announces Recipients   Four grants totaling $80,000 have been awarded to four Urban Land Institute district councils as part of ULI’s Resiliency Grant program. The grant money will support local projects that help advance ULI’s work in helping develop long-term urban design and real estate strategies to making cities both more resilient and adaptable to the impact of climate change. The grants are part of ULI’s larger program of work on climate change, sustainability and resiliency. The funding for the Resiliency Grant program … Read More

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ULI Members Carl Weisbrod and Alicia Glen Appointed to Mayor de Blasio’s Administration

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Former ULI Trustee, Carl Weisbrod Named Mayor de Blasio’s Department of City Planning Commission Chair New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio named former Urban Land Institute Trustee, Carl Weisbrod as the new chairman of the city’s planning commission. With over 35 years experience, Mr. Weisbrod is considered to be a plugged-in real estate consultant and was the former co-chair of the new Mayor’s transition team. “Carl is a quintessential New Yorker. He brings a real passion for our neighborhoods and our diversity across the five boroughs. And he also … Read More

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ULI Responds to President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Below is a statement from ULI Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips regarding President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address. We are encouraged by President Obama’s commitment to mitigate the effects of climate change by supporting greater development and use of alternative energy sources, and with innovative approaches to reducing the energy consumption of buildings. Reducing carbon emissions and reinforcing the environmental sustainability of our urban areas are key focus areas for the Urban Land Institute. The impacts of climate change are playing, and will continue to play, a greater … Read More

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RFP: Bayview Correctional Facility

Empire State Development has begun accepting proposals for the purchase and adaptive re-use of the site formerly occupied by Bayview Correctional Facility. The site is located at the southeast corner of Eleventh Avenue and West 20th Street in West Chelsea, a neighborhood which features a notable mix of cultural and entertainment destinations, the High Line and Hudson River Parks, high-value luxury residential condominiums, premier commercial space and some of New York City’s most architecturally distinctive buildings. For more information, please  email and be sure to click here to view the Request for Proposals … Read More

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Women as City Builders: ULI WLI Co-Presents the Jane Jacobs Forum

Every year, the Jane Jacobs Forum brings together leading women in the fields of architecture, planning, development and the arts for a conversation on urban issues and solutions as inspired by Jane Jacobs. With the theme “Women as City Builders,” this year’s forum took place on November 21 at The TimesCenter. The event was co-hosted by ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative, MAS NYC, AIA NY and ASLA NY and was moderated by Laura Flanders, host of the “Laura Flanders Show” on GRITtv. Attended by over 500 people, the evening featured seven panelists … Read More

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Via Verde Wins 2013 Global Award for Excellence

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ULI New York would like to congratulate Jonathan Rose Companies, Phipps Houses, Grimshaw and Dattner Architects for their work on the Via Verde project – a winner of the ULI Global Awards for Excellence. About Via Verde Location: Bronx, New York Developer: Jonathan Rose Companies/Phipps Houses Designer: Dattner Architects, Grimshaw, et al. Size: 69,260 square feet Via Verde was the winning entry in the New Housing New York Legacy Competition, New York City’s first juried design competition for affordable, sustainable housing. Codeveloped by Phipps Houses and Jonathan Rose Companies, Via Verde provides much-needed healthy, affordable, urban housing for residents of … Read More

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