Category Archives: ULI National Awards Programs

Chicago’s Troubled Buildings Initiative: Building Stable and Safe Blocks for Families

This post, in our series featuring Chicago’s Troubled Buildings Initiative (TBI), winner of the 2016 ULI Larson Housing Award, focuses on a block of single-family homes in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood that was successfully rehabilitated using TBI. West Humboldt Park is one of the designated areas within the Chicago’s Micro Market Recovery Program (MMRP) where the City is working with a partner agency, the Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS), to facilitate the rehabilitation and reuse of vacant, deteriorating homes. NHS serves as a receiver for 1-4 unit residential buildings being rehabilitated through … Read More

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Nominate Your Inventive Project, Program, or Young Visionary for a ULI Award Today

For decades, ULI has set the standard in recognizing outstanding real estate development projects, related programs, and visionaries in urban development. Check out these four great opportunities, on a local and national level, to showcase your Award-winning Project, Program or Young Visionary. Submit a nomination today! 2017 ULI Chicago Vision Awards Nomination Deadline: Monday, February 27, 2017 The ULI Chicago Vision Awards recognizes visionary developments, programs and young leaders in the land use and development fields. The 6th Annual ULI Chicago Vision Awards will take place in late May, with … Read More

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Chicago’s Troubled Buildings Initiative: Turning Around Neighborhoods One Building at A Time

This post, in our series featuring Chicago’s Troubled Buildings Initiative (TBI), winner of the 2016 ULI Larson Housing Award, focuses on a typical multi-family residential building that was successfully rehabilitated via TBI. Community Investment Corporation (CIC), one of the City’s implementation partners for TBI, played a key role in turning around a 17-unit multi-family building at 3550 W. Franklin in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. This originally rental property had been fraudulently converted to condominiums and was in serious disrepair, making it too expensive and time-consuming for a private developer to … Read More

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2016 Larson Housing Award Winner: City of Chicago’s Troubled Buildings Initiative

Winner of the 2016 ULI Larson Award for Leadership in Housing Policy, Chicago’s Troubled Buildings Initiative (TBI) is an innovative, inter-departmental program that is leveraging community partnerships to prevent neighborhood blight while improving housing options in low and moderate income neighborhoods across the City. Through TBI, the City is stabilizing buildings that pose a threat to the health and safety of residents and the neighborhood because of their deteriorated physical condition and/or poor management. Video Clip: How Troubled Buildings Initiative Works   Since its inception in 2004, TBI has turned … Read More

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City of Chicago Housing Initiative Selected As Winner of ULI’s 2016 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award

ULI PRESS RELEASE DALLAS (October 27, 2016) – The City of Chicago’s Troubled Building Initiative was selected by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing as the winner of the 2016 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award, an annual recognition of the innovative ways the public sector is addressing the country’s affordable housing crisis. The Chicago initiative, honored last night during a ceremony at the ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas, was chosen by a jury of national housing industry leaders. The housing initiative was selected from a … Read More

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Millennium Park Named 2015 ULI Urban Open Space Finalist

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced six finalist projects for its global Urban Open Space Award, an annual competition that recognizes outstanding examples of successful large- and small-scale public spaces that have socially enriched and revitalized the economy of their surrounding communities. Millennium Park represents a model for successful regeneration at the urban core, providing a place for City dwellers and tourists alike to enjoy a broad variety of free public events through an engaging community experience.  Review the Park’s highlights page An international jury representing several facets of development—including finance, … Read More

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Apply Now – ULI Announces Four Prestigious Award Programs

Apply for One of ULI’s Award Programs in 2015 The official 2015 ULI awards season is upon us! All four programs, Global Awards for Excellence, Urban Open Space Award, The Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards, and The Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Awards, are now accepting submissions. These awards are open to all, not just ULI members.  Submissions for these programs are due March 16, 2015.  Learn more and Apply Now The ULI Global Awards for Excellence define the standard for real estate development practice worldwide. In its 37th year, … Read More

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300 East Randolph Wins 2014 ULI Global Award for Excellence

Chicago development, 300 East Randolph, has been selected as a winner of the 2014 ULI Global Awards for Excellence competition, widely recognized as the land use industry’s most prestigious recognition program.  The development was previously honored with a local  ULI Chicago Vision Award (2012 Project Category: Innovation). A total of thirteen innovative developments from around the globe, including six in North America, four in Europe, and three in Asia, were selected as winners in the competition and were announced at ULI’s Fall Meeting in New York City last month.  See all … Read More

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Two Chicago Developments Named as Urban Land Institute 2014 Global Awards for Excellence Finalists

ULI CHICAGO PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact:  Cindy McSherry, Executive Director, ULI Chicago, 773-549-4972 CHICAGO (June 18, 2014) – Two Chicago developments, 300 East Randolph and MetraMarket, have been selected as finalists in the 2014 ULI Global Awards for Excellence competition, widely recognized as the land use industry’s most prestigious recognition program.  The two finalists have also been honored locally with ULI Chicago Vision Awards (300 East Randolph 2012 Project Category: Innovation and MetraMarket 2013 Project Category:  Adaptive Re-Use). 300 East Randolph (Developer: Walsh Higgins & … Read More

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ULI’s NEW 40 Under 40: Who Will You Nominate?

Urban Land magazine is launching 40 Under 40, a celebration of the world’s top real estate and land use leaders and visionaries under the age of 40. Urban Land will draw upon the collective wisdom of ULI’s more than 30,000 members worldwide to identify individuals for this honor. The inaugural class of 40 Under 40 will be profiled in an upcoming issue of the magazine and recognized at the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting in New York City. ULI members—of any age—are encouraged to nominate candidates. Eligible candidates are those professionals … Read More

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