Monthly Archives: May 2012

Urban Theorist and Best-Selling Author Richard Florida to Serve As a Senior Visiting Fellow for the Urban Land Institute

ULI PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON (May 24, 2012) – Internationally acclaimed urban theorist Richard Florida, author of numerous books on the 21st century urban evolution including The Rise of the Creative Class, Who’s Your City, and The Great Reset, has been named a senior visiting fellow for the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The institute, with nearly 30,000 members worldwide, is a nonprofit education and research institute dedicated to responsible land use and the creation of thriving communities around the globe. Florida, senior editor for The Atlantic and director of the Martin Prosperity … Read More

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County official sees value in ‘land bank’ of foreclosed properties

May 22, 2012 – Chicago Sun-Times – Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer discusses the idea of land banks and how they might solve the foreclosure issue.  Catch Commissioner Gainer at ULI Chicago’s “Housing on the Rebound:  Members-Only Policy & Practice Forum” on June 14, 2012. Read full Chicago Sun-Times article  

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Two Chicago Land Use Leaders Named ULI Trustees

ULI PRESS RELEASE  Washington (May 22, 2012)  – Thirty-two of the world’s foremost land use and real estate industry professionals have been named to serve as Urban Land Institute (ULI) trustees for terms beginning July 1, 2012. The trustees provide leadership in advancing ULI’s mission, which is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI Chicago members Mary K. Ludgin, Managing Director, Heitman and Robert O’Brien, Partner, Deloitte were among the leaders recently named ULI Trustees. Read Full Press Release

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Chicago pioneers a new way of paying for infrastructure

May 12, 2012 – The Economist – Chicago isn’t waiting for a national infrastructure bank but has started their own, the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT). Read full article

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Infrastructure 2012 Highlights Innovative Solutions At State, Regional, Local Level; Points To Impact Of Recession On Infrastructure Funding Worldwide

ULI PRESS RELEASE Washington (May 9, 2012) – Constrained public budgets and a growing recognition at the local level of the importance of infrastructure— combined with lack of action at the federal level—are causing states, regions and cities across the U.S. to seek innovative infrastructure approaches and solutions. Local governments are utilizing a range of strategies, including ballot measures taken directly to the public, increased utilization of technology and pricing, and public-private partnerships, according to Infrastructure 2012: Spotlight on Leadership, released today by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Ernst … Read More

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ULI Chicago Expert Panel Releases Final Report Outlining Recommendations for Pullman State Historic Site Redevelopment

ULI CHICAGO PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Cindy McSherry, ULI Chicago, 773-549-4972 ULI Chicago Expert Panel Releases Final Report Outlining Recommendations for Pullman State Historic Site Redevelopment ULI Chicago releases final report based on a Technical Assistance Panel conducted in October 2011 on the Pullman State Historic Site. CHICAGO – (May 8, 2012) An eight-member expert panel led by ULI Chicago highlight their recommendations for the redevelopment of the Pullman State Historic Site in a report released today. ULI Chicago was engaged by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, … Read More

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