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How to Expand Your Membership: Monthly Coffee w/ ED Series

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Making a personal connection with someone who is deeply committed and intimately knowledgeable about an industry or organization is one of the most productive relationships you can foster.  On the third Friday of every month, ULI Chicago offers just that to their members – and all you have to do is show up.  Executive Director, Cindy McSherry, hosts morning coffee at the ULI Chicago office designed to personally connect individuals with the many opportunities the District Council has to offer. Intentionally small, these gatherings offer one-on-one conversation and a chance … Read More

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New ULI Report Says Density Should be a Priority

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Embracing “good” density should be a priority for cities, according to Density: Drivers, Dividends and Debates, a new report published by ULI. The report makes the case for investing in density and offers an agenda for advocacy, demonstration, and public education on density issues. The publication is the first piece of work in ULI’s new density initiative, which seeks to increase knowledge of density in the real estate industry and beyond; address the potential social, economic, and environmental benefits of investing in density; and devise strategies to make density a priority … Read More

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America in 2015 – ULI takes the pulse of the country

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America in 2015 is a national survey of Americans’ preferences and priorities regarding their communities, housing, and transportation, as well as their priorities for and barriers around healthy communities and lifestyles. ULI conducted the survey to illuminate a core question for every American: what do we want in our communities? The survey describes a nation where generally high levels of overall satisfaction partially mask differences in preferences and perceptions depending on demographic cohort, economic standing, community characteristics, and racial/ethnic background. This second edition of the survey was conducted by ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative … Read More

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ULI Chicago Work Highlighted in ULI 2013 Annual Report

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At ULI, it is not just the buildings, neighborhoods, and cities we develop that inspire us, it is the people and the lives they create in these places every day.  The Annual Report reviews work over the past financial year, but, more important, recognizes the impact ULI members have made on their communities.  The 2013 Annual Report is informative and enlightening. While the report is a 12-month snapshot in ULI’s history, our work continues on many of the land use issues it highlights.   Check out the ULI Chicago Cook County … Read More

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Gabe Klein, former CDOT Commissioner, Named Senior Visiting Fellow for ULI

Innovative “Game Changer” Strives to Make Cities Less Car-Centric, More Bikeable and Walkable For more information, contact: Trisha Riggs at 202-624-7086 ULI PRESS RELEASE – WASHINGTON (January 23, 2014) – Gabe Klein, the former transportation chief for the cities of Chicago and Washington, D.C. who is known for making cities less car-centric and more people-friendly, has been named a senior visiting fellow for the Urban Land Institute (ULI). ULI, with more than 30,000 members worldwide, is a nonprofit education and research institute dedicated to responsible land use and the creation … Read More

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ULI Releases New Case Studies on Two Chicago Projects

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ULI Case Studies showcase innovative approaches and best practices in real estate and urban development.  Each case study provides detailed information about the ideas, plans, process, performance, and lessons learned for an exemplary development project.  Two new studies were released highlighting developments in Chicago. Harper Court, a mixed-use project including office, retail, hotel, and parking uses located on a 3.18-acre site in Hyde Park.  Read more or download case study     Sullivan Center, a renovation and repositioning of a historic department store complex made up of nine buildings on a … Read More

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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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