Category Archives: Press Releases

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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ULI New York Wins $20,000 Urban Innovation Grant

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Seventeen grants totaling $250,000 and targeted for projects ranging from Technical Assistance Program (TAP) panels to workshops have been awarded to ULI district and national councils through ULI’s Urban Innovation Grant program. The recipients were announced on Tuesday, November 5 at ULI’s 2013 Fall Meeting in Chicago. ULI New York was among the recipients and will  use the grant for Build Healthy, Sustainable Communities: A TAP Panel Series. This project is a series of two two-day TAP panels to develop further implementation strategies for the New York City Department of City Planning … Read More

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ULI Launches Building Healthy Places Initiative

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Leveraging the power of ULI’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities.     ULI has launched its Building Healthy Places Initiative . This two-year initiative will yield multiple publications, special sessions at the Fall and Spring meetings, District Council programming and its own conference in February 2014. About The Building Healthy Places Initiative engages in a multifaceted program of work – including research and publications, convenings and technical assistance – designed to leverage the power of ULI’s global networks to shape projects and … Read More

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After Sandy: Strategies for Long-Term Resilience & Adaptability

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A ULI Advisory Services Panel: July 14-19, 2013 Six months after Hurricane Sandy—the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history—hit the New York/New Jersey region, many plans and strategies are being developed to protect coastal communities from a series of long-term risks associated with climate change. Very strong local and national thought leadership is going into this process and the federal government has pledged an unprecedented amount of support toward reconstruction and forging a new generation of land use best practices. Because the occurrence of climate related disasters is increasing everywhere, more … Read More

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ULI is Hiring – SVP of Council Programs in Washington, DC

The Urban Land Institute is hiring a Senior Vice President of Councils to provide vision and strategic leadership for the organization’s Council Program.   The Position The Senior Vice President of Councils, reporting to the CEO and functioning as a member of the senior leadership team, will provide vision and strategic leadership for the organization’s Council Program. The Senior Vice President of Councils will be responsible for maximizing the value of the Council Program, which includes leveraging the Council Program potential to ULI and adding value to Council members to … Read More

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ULI Releases Statement on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

Below is a statement from the Urban Land Institute’s Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips regarding President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which the president outlined during a June 25 speech at Georgetown University.  We are encouraged by proposals in the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan that will help U.S. communities adapt to the impacts of climate change. The plan, announced this week by President Obama, includes measures to reduce future carbon emissions, and to mitigate the impact of changes that have already occurred. Both of these courses of action are key … Read More

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New York Welcomes New Chairman, Robert C. Lieber

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Longtime ULI leader Robert C. Lieber, Executive Managing Director of the Island Capital Group in New York City and the former Deputy Mayor for Economic Development in the administration of New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, has been selected as the new Chairman of ULI New York, serving on a voluntary basis for a three-year term that starts on July 1. Lieber, who has been actively involved in ULI since 1992, is a Trustee and a member of the Board of Directors for ULI and the ULI Foundation, the philanthropic … Read More

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C40 and ULI Join Forces to Reduce Emissions in Cities Around the World

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On June 5, 2013, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and ULI announced a global partnership to advance investments related to energy conservation and carbon emission reduction in existing buildings in cities around the world. The partnership agreement, signed at ULI’s Annual Asia-Pacific Real Estate Summit in Shanghai, will connect public officials with real estate owners and investors to foster energy efficiency in city buildings. In partnership, the organizations will forge better connections between the public and private sectors in C40 cities that are actively engaged in reducing the … Read More

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Infrastructure 2013 Report Released at the 2013 ULI Spring Meeting

State and Local Governments Lead the Way In U.S. Infrastructure Delivery by Robert Krueger New global report from the Urban Land Institute and Ernst & Young highlights the critical role of local and state governments in meeting US infrastructure requirements State and local governments in the U.S. are leading the way in delivering infrastructure projects against a backdrop of budget constraints and an ongoing lack of consensus about future investments by the federal government, according to Infrastructure 2013: Global Priorities, Global Insights, a joint report from ULI and Ernst & … Read More

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