Monthly Archives: June 2014

MacArthur Foundation to Provide $25 Million to Finance Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Multi-Family Housing

MacArthur committed $25 million to support and expand innovative energy efficiency financing programs specifically designed to meet the challenges and needs of multifamily housing in the United States. The announcement coincides with the White House event highlighting a new report on the potential of impact investing, “Private Capital, Public Good: How Smart Federal Policy can Galvanize Impact Investing—and Why It’s Urgent.” MacArthur’s impact investments will help to reduce significantly carbon footprints for some of the country’s least energy efficient buildings and make housing more affordable for low-income families, seniors, and individuals … 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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Fourteen Winners Announced at ULI Chicago’s 2014 Vision Awards

ULI CHICAGO PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact:  Cindy McSherry, Executive Director, ULI Chicago, 773-549-4972 Winners recognized as visionary developments, programs, and leading young professionals in the land use and development fields Chicago (June 6, 2014)  Fourteen inspired and dynamic winners were announced at the third annual Urban Land Institute Chicago Vision Awards held on June 4, 2014 at Redmoon Theater in Chicago.  The Vision Awards honor projects and programs that use creative development practices, inventive partnerships or sharing of resources, imaginative problem solving, or visionary ideas … Read More

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2014 Vision Awards Event A Spectacle!

The venue for the 2014 Vision Awards was truly unique.  The Redmoon Theater, founded in 1990, is a creative space located in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago that hosts productions and participatory events.  Prior to the program, ULI members and guests were treated to a cocktail reception served by a cast dressed in Edwardian Era costumes serving drinks with a bionic arm, a pedaling  “wine bike”, and a trio of hot air balloon-wielding servers with hors d’oeuvres. The staging for the awards program was equally spectacular with a metal ladder … Read More

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