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ULI Chicago Members Judge UrbanPlan Final Presentations at DePaul

ULI Chicago members, John Mays and Pete Tortorello, acted as the “City Council” for the concluding session of UrbanPlan at DePaul University last week.  They listened to student presentations, challenged their proposals as a typical city council would, and awarded the development contract to the winning student development team, Urban Design Group, Inc., for their Elmwood Centre concept. Their vision centered around a new urbanist approach: balancing strategic historic preservation with urban infill of new mixed-use development and greenspace and attracting artists, young professionals and emerging retail tenants to support revitalization. The … Read More

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ULI Members Guide Students in Development Challenges with UrbanPlan at DePaul University

ULI member, Ben Ranney, Terra Firma Co., will act as a facilitator on November 8 for an UrbanPlan session taking place at DePaul University.  Ten students will form development teams and respond to a “request for proposal” for the redevelopment of a blighted site in a hypothetical community. Each team member assumes one of five roles: finance director, marketing director, city liaison, neighborhood liaison, or site planner.  As students work to outline their development proposals, facilitators challenge the students to think more critically about development issues and the specific responsibilities of … Read More

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