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ULI Gathers CRE Minds in Orlando

As posted in the,  Florida is once again in the crosshairs of developers from around the world. At the same time, widespread infrastructure upgrades are underway. Set against those realities, Florida’s top real estate gurus and policymakers will gather in Orlando for the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) statewide summit in June. The conference, which will take place June 12-13 at Walt Disney World’s Swan Resort, is expected to attract hundreds of development professionals and land use experts who will tackle the most significant issues facing Florida today. Panel discussions, … Read More

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Building Healthy Places: Unlocking the Value

Get the Inside Track on How to Create Thriving, Healthy Communities ULI’s Building Healthy Places Conference will bring together all the diverse players necessary to create healthy, thriving, and profitable communities. Register Now Join ULI in Los Angeles on Feb. 20 and 21 for: • A fundamental understanding of what it means to build healthy places and how the market views these places. • Examples of what other communities are doing to encourage healthy building and how this has paid off in terms of community and economic health. • The latest thinking on … Read More

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Making an Impact in Your Hometown

Urban Innovation Grant Video How does the Annual Fund support ULI’s mission at the local level? Find out how your donation contributes to a grant for programs that recognize or launch innovative public/private partnerships and advance the responsible use of land in building healthy, thriving communities worldwide. Support the Urban Innovation Grants.

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ULI Florida District Councils Awarded Urban Innovation Grant

The five ULI District Councils in Florida (Southeast Florida/Caribbean, Central Florida, North Florida, Southwest Florida, and Tampa Bay) were awarded $25,000 of the Urban Innovation Grant in 2013, thanks to the generous support of the ULI Foundation Annual Fund. We are one of only 17 district and national council projects that recognize or launch innovative public-private partnerships that advance the responsible use of land in building healthy, thriving communities worldwide. To find out more about our winning project “Leveraging the Intersection of Transportation, Health, and Land Use in Florida” and … Read More

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REIS Workshop – The Real Estate Market Revival – Sept. 13th

The workshop, “The Real Estate Market Revival – Let’s Get Ready To Roll!,” is presented by the Real Estate Investment Society (REIS) and ROETZEL, in cooperation with the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University, ULI Southwest Florida (Urban Land Institute), and The Chamber of Southwest Florida on September 13th at Florida Gulf Coast University.  The workshop is sponsored by HSA Engineers & Scientists and Pavese Law Firm. The half-day workshop will begin with registration at 8 a.m. and the program at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, September 13th, at … Read More

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ULI Works for You: Win a Fall Meeting Registration!

The ULI Fall Meeting is the premier opportunity to meet people and explore innovations in every sector of the real estate development and land use disciplines. Have a great idea for a concurrent session? Put it to a vote at the ULI Fall Meeting Idea Generator – the winner will receive free registration and deliver the session before an audience of industry leaders. Submit your Fall Meeting idea and vote today.

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ULI Launches Building Healthy Places Initiative

A new ULI initiative will leverage the power of the Institute’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities. Through the Building Healthy Places Initiative, ULI will focus on four main areas of impact: Awareness. Raise awareness in the real estate community of the connections between health and the built environment, working to make sure health is a mainstream consideration. Tools. Develop or share tools – including best practices, criteria, and other materials – that define and advance approaches to healthy buildings, projects, and communities. Value. Build … Read More

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Lynn Thurber Named the New Chairman of ULI

WASHINGTON (July 1, 2013) – Lynn Thurber, chairman of LaSalle Investment Management in Chicago, has been named the new chairman of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global non-profit research and education institute dedicated to leadership in land use and creating thriving communities worldwide. Thurber, a ULI leader and former treasurer of the institute, will serve on a voluntary basis for a two-year term that ends June 30, 2015. A member of ULI since 2004, Thurber plans to emphasize building on the progress made by the institute in recent years … Read More

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Welcome Ann Seurer!

ULI Southwest Florida is pleased to welcome Ann Seurer as its new Associate.  Ann comes to us from Minnesota with a diverse professional and educational background. She has spent the last three years working as a Program Assistant for the Midwest Assistance Program, a nonprofit organization that assists low income, rural communities with their infrastructure issues. Ann has a BAS in Applied Engineering, with a focus on Environmental Science, and is currently working on her Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning. Ann is especially excited about ULI’s focus on the … Read More

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2013 Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition Winners

A joint team of graduate students representing Kansas State University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the University of Kansas earned the $50,000 top prize in the 2013 Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition.  The team edged out other finalists with its proposed development plan for a Minneapolis site near the Minnesota Vikings Stadium. Read more here.

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