Tag: ULI

“A Bridge Home” project to assist transition to long-term housing in Los Angeles

ULI held intensive charrettes with three architecture firms (DLR Group, Studio One Eleven and JFAK Architects) and with three landscape architecture firms (EPT Design, Relm and SWA).  The teams focused on solving three site challenges: a 50-bed site; a 100-bed site; and a 150-bed site. In addition, ULI Los Angeles is collaborating with CBRE and Gensler to identify sites for the 50/100/150 bed needs and a list of all sites in each City Council district which are owned by the Federal, State, County or City governments. ULI will then work with the City Council members (at their request) to determine the best sites in their districts.

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Soaring Growth of Urban Neighborhoods Shows Transformation into Highly Diverse, Distinct Areas Says New Urban Land Institute Report

“Our cities are evolving into places that are more diverse and more interesting than ever, with a mix of neighborhoods defined by distinct characteristics that are drawing different residents and workers for different reasons,” said ULI Terwilliger Center Founder and Chairman J. Ronald Terwilliger. “There are very few urban areas in which housing is not mixed in or very close to commercial uses. This has significant implications for development going forward – particularly affordable housing — in terms of building cities that are livable and attainable to people in a broad income range.”

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New Research: Better Cities, Better Climate – Better Returns on Investment?

New research from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Coalition for Urban Transitions, supported by a consortium of leading global real estate investors and managers, shows that well-designed, compact cities are better for investors as well as citizens and the environment. Entitled Supporting Smart Urban Development: Successful investing in density, the report finds that cities with “good density”—dense development that is thoughtfully designed to promote a high quality of life—may be more resilient and prosperous in the long term. According to the report, these cities are more likely to provide higher risk-adjusted real estate investment returns than cities without “good density”. It marks the first-ever study attempting to quantify the impact of quality of place on real estate investment returns.

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252 East 57th Street Receives 2018 ULI Award for Excellence in Mixed-Use Development

World Wide Group and Rose Associates, the developers behind 252 East 57th Street – a striking curved glass tower anchoring the eastern end of Manhattan’s 57th Street luxury residential corridor– announced today that the development won the prestigious Urban Land Institute (ULI) Design Award for Excellence in Mixed-Use Development at the Third Annual Awards Gala at Gotham Hall last week. This multifaceted development was designed by internationally recognized architectural firm, SOM, with luxurious interiors by lauded AD100 designer, Daniel Romualdez. SLCE was the tower’s architect of record.

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Gensler’s Marty Borko Named New ULI Los Angeles Executive Director

“My 27 years at Gensler have been focused on city building and improving the urban experience. That has help define me as a person and as a professional, so the opportunity to join the leadership team at ULI feels like a perfect fit,” said Borko. “I will be leveraging all my passions for the City of Los Angeles and working with the incredible group of people that make up the LA District Council.”

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Urban Land Institute Report Proposes Ten Principles for Building Resilience

A new report from the Urban Land Institute’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance outlines ten fundamental principles for building resilient cities and regions that successfully anticipate, respond to, and recover from both immediate shocks such as hurricanes and other extreme weather events and long-term stresses such as sea-level rise, poverty, and declining population. Ten Principles for Building Resilience proposes bold guidelines for city and regional leaders as well as real estate and land use professionals to design, plan, and build communities and infrastructure in ways that address vulnerabilities related to climate change and other threats to prosperity and well-being.

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City Building for the Future: The Urban Land Institute’s 2018 Spring Meeting Looks at Lessons from Detroit

Innovative city building will be front and center at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2018 Spring Meeting, set for May 1-3 at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. A major focus for the 2018 gathering will be the reinvention of urban areas into thriving places that are drawing talented workers and businesses and are becoming magnets for investment. The Detroit metropolitan area, which is experiencing an extraordinary renaissance, is a prime example of this urban evolution.

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City Building for the Future: The Urban Land Institute’s 2018 Spring Meeting Looks at Lessons from Detroit

Innovative city building will be front and center at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2018 Spring Meeting, set for May 1-3 at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. A major focus for the 2018 gathering will be the reinvention of urban areas into thriving places that are drawing talented workers and businesses and are becoming magnets for investment. The Detroit metropolitan area, which is experiencing an extraordinary renaissance, is a prime example of this urban evolution.

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California Looks Forward at the FutureBuild Sessions at VerdeXchange, January 30

ULI Los Angeles partners with VerdeXchange to offer resilient, livable and sustainable urban solutions for the 21st century. Among the interactive panels: L.A. vast infrastructure investment; Transit hubs face the future; Cities that survive climate catastrophes; Tech’s impact on real estate; The robo-cars are coming; Amazon & beyond: Delivery systems of tomorrow; The revolution in building materials; and more.

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The Urban Land Institute Receives Gift from Hines to Increase the Number and Visibility of Women in Real Estate Leadership Roles

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) have received a $90,000 gift from Hines, the globally renowned real estate organization, to support the creation of the WLI Hines Innovation Grants, with the goal of helping raise the visibility and number of women in leadership roles in the real estate industry and within ULI’s membership. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary institute whose 40,000-plus members are dedicated to leadership in land use and building thriving, sustainable communities.

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Editor’s pick – Takeda Global Headquarters

Takeda Global Headquarters in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan. In the 1st floor entrance space, a large circular stone filled with flowing water and light symbolizes “the source of life”, and wooden artwork made of three-dimensional kanji motifs for “water” and “light” lines the walls.

Takeda Global Headquarters in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan. In the 1st floor entrance space, a large circular stone filled with flowing water and light symbolizes “the source of life”, and wooden artwork made of three-dimensional kanji motifs for “water” and “light” lines the walls.

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