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ULI Washington Leadership Handbook Available

ULI Washington has compiled a Leadership Handbook that includes information on the work program of the district council, accomplishments, and lists of its committees and their leadership and members, and the goals and themes that we will be concentrating on this year.  If you want to learn more about ULI Washington, you can find out much information from our Leadership Handbook.

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Jeremy Hurlbutt wins 2017 Rose Center Scholarship to Fall Meeting in LA

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ULI Washington is proud to announce that Jeremy Hurlbutt, Planning Director for the Town of LaPlata, MD was awarded a public official scholarship for the ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles in October.  Jeremy was chosen by a strong applicant pool by the Rose Center for Public Leadership for his dedication to his work in planning in the public sector.  The grant includes conference registration and a generous stipend to cover travel expenses.  The scholarship was generously funded by the ULI Foundation. Jeremy is the Planning Director for the Town … Read More

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Welcome Back Message From the Chair

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR ULI Washington Yolanda Cole, FAIA Sr. Principal, Hickok Cole Architects   Members of ULI:   I’ve been a member of ULI for a large part of my career, and I am truly pleased and honored to have been chosen to lead the ULI District Council for the next two years as its Chair. As my first step, I’ve been conducting a “summer walkabout” of ULI Washington’s Committees, Programs and Initiative Councils to observe first-hand what our members are doing and how they are contributing to, and … Read More

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Visualize2045 Survey

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The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments is seeking public input for Visualize 2045, a new long-range transportation plan for metropolitan Washington. The input will help elected leaders and regional planners better understand public attitudes and opinion as they make decisions about the region’s transportation future. The survey asks respondents about their travel patterns, how key transportation issues affect them, and their ideas for improving the region’s transportation future. The Visualize 2045 survey will be available through July 31. Later this year, … Read More

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Yolanda Cole Named New Chair of ULI Washington

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Yolanda Cole, Senior Principal and owner of Hickok Cole Architects, has been named as the new Chair of the ULI Washington District Council starting on July 1, 2017. The organization is part of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global nonprofit research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use. As ULI Washington District Council Chair, Cole will serve on a voluntary basis for a 2-year term that ends on June 30, 2019.  “I am looking forward to guiding ULI Washington to achieve our strategic goals to create impact in … Read More

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Thinking about applying for the ULI Washington Leadership Institute?

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Join Us at an Information Session Learn more about the program! Hear from alumni! Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1725 DeSales Street 8 – 9:30 a.m. The event is free and rsvp is required. Please send an email to Jacqueline.canales@uli.org to let us know you will attend. See below for program details and application. Thinking about applying for the Leadership Institute? Join Us at an Information Session Learn more about the program! Hear from alumni! Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1725 DeSales Street 8 – 9:30 a.m. The event is free and … Read More

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ULI Washington Members, get Involved! Apply for a Committee or Initiative Council Today

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Apply for a COMMITTEE The district council is seeking members to get involved in our volunteer activities for the FY2017-2018 program year. There are many opportunities to serve on committees. The mission of each committee is described on the application that can be found by clicking the APPLY NOW button below. Committee commitments begin in the Fall, and are generally one year in length. Committee options range from planning events (Trends Committee) to helping attract and retain members (Membership Committee). This year, a new Sponsorship Committee is being formed and … Read More

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Washington, D.C. is featured in a new ULI Stormwater Report.

Two projects in Washington, D.C., Canal Park and The Avenue, are featured in new ULI stormwater report.  The report, titled Harvesting the Value of Water:  Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Real Estate, was prepared by ULI’s Urban Resilience Program.  Canal Park is a neighborhood park developed by a public/private partnership and located on the site of a former D.C. waterway, with 95 percent of the park’s irrigation, fountain, toilet-flushing and ice rink water provided through rainwater recycling.  The Avenue is a mixed-use, transit-oriented development in downtown D.C. that features a robust stormwater management system in a … Read More

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Opportunity to Submit Plan Amendments for DC Comprehensive Plan

The DC Office of Planning is seeking recommendations for Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.  Amendments generally fall into one of the categories below: Technical Changes Reflect New Plans Other New or Modified Narratives, Policies or Actions Map Changes Resilience Element Any individual or company can submit a proposed Amendment, and the Open Call period for submissions ends May 26. For more information on how to submit an Amendment, click here:  https://plandc.dc.gov/page/propose-amendment For more information on the process and timeline, click here: https://plandc.dc.gov/ Background on the Amendment Process The 2006 Comprehensive … Read More

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ULI Washington Congratulates Montgomery County and Arlington County for winning APA National Planning Awards!

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Congratulations to two local jurisdictions from the Washington region that were honored with three national planning awards from the American Planning Association this year.  A total of five Excellence Award recipients were selected by the APA Awards Jury as well as 12 Achievement Award recipients. Read more about each of this year’s local award recipients below.  2017 NATIONAL PLANNING EXCELLENCE AWARD: PLANNING LANDMARK Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve Montgomery County, Maryland  SUMMARY Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve is a 93,000-acre designated land use zone that preserves farmland and rural open space in the … Read More

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