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Recap- WLI Holiday Luncheon with Dr. Rachel Brem

By Yukiko Nakayama, Puma Investment On December 4, ULI Washington’s WLI holiday lunch event, 82 attendees got together for the holiday season to reflect on this year and hear stories from Dr. Rachel Brem.  Dr. Brem is a leading breast cancer doctor in the country and the Director of the Breast Imaging and Intervention Center and the Vice Chairman of Radiology at the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associated.  She received her medical degree from Columbia University. She raised three daughters including Alisa Brem Rosenberg, who introduced Dr. Brem.  This … Read More

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Recap- ULI Washington Career Happiness Workshop to Help You Dig Deeper for Greater Impact & Personal Fulfillment

By Hannah Untereiner, Lidl On November 16, 20 attendees gathered at ULI Headquarters to discuss career fulfillment during WLI’s “Satisfied at Work? A Career Happiness Workshop to Help You Dig Deeper for Greater Impact & Personal Fulfillment.” Denise Riebman, Career Happiness Coach and Director of Career Development & Alumni Services at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University, led an engaging four-hour workshop on strength building, values assessment, and purpose exploration. Denise kicked off the workshop with mindful breathing, and emphasized the importance … Read More

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Recap- ULI NEXT Joint Event

ULI NEXT hosted its first joint flight event of the 2017-2018 program year at the POD DC in China Town on November 1st. The POD DC is an award-winning hotel by Modus Hotels which features “Pod” rooms (135 SF in size) at a fraction of the price of a traditional hotel room in the area. DCS Design Project Director Anita Sircar and Modus Hotels President and CEO Aaron Katz shared the inspiration for the micro hotel’s development and design on the narrow in-fill urban site with a group of 30+ … Read More

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ULI Washington Panel Provides Recommendations for Brainard Warner Adaptive Reuse in Kensington, MD

A Project Analysis Session (PAS) was held on November 3, 2017 at the Town of Kensington’s Town Hall.  The sponsor of the PAS was the Montgomery County Department of Parks (MNCPPC) which is the current steward of the 4.5-acre property.  The site includes two historic buildings that had been used as a nursing home facility for about 50 years.   The original house on the site was built in 1891 by Brainard Warner, the founder of the town of Kensington and a significant figure in the development of Montgomery County and … Read More

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Recap: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Career Pivots Conversation

By Kelly Whelan, Development Analyst, EYA On an unseasonably warm November morning, an all-star panel and 55 attendees convened at ULI Washington’s DC Headquarters for WLI’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go? Strategic Career Pivots Discussion”.  Michelle Beaman Chang of imby.com, Tony Greenberg of JBG SMITH, and Roberta Liss of Cushman & Wakefield joined moderator Wendy White of Goulston & Storrs and professional career coach Charlie Jones of BIG and Truepen Coaching for a morning of honest introspection, engaging stories, and invaluable career advice. The group discussed “inflection points” … Read More

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DC Climathon- Join A Team!

Looking for ways to meet other local innovators and create local solutions to address climate change in our city? Join the ULI Washington, DC Climathon team! Hosted by the George Washington University, in partnership with Resilient DC and the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities, the third annual DC Climathon will focus on strategies that enhance DC’s resilience to more common and increasingly severe impacts like urban heat island, extreme weather events, and flooding. If you’re interested in joining a team with other ULI members, please contact leah.sheppard@uli.org and rebecca.hertz@uli.org. For … Read More

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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

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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UrbanPlan Networking Reception at Fall Meeting

The Urban Land Institute cordially invites you to join us for an UrbanPlan Networking Reception on Monday, October 23, 2017 from 5 pm to 7 pm in Los Angeles during the Fall Meeting. Join ULI volunteers from across the country as we celebrate the achievements of the program and the impact that each of your District Councils have had this past year. We will also honor Ron Nahas, who has pledged a generous gift to ULI to grow and strengthen the program. We will announce our progress to date as we work to match … 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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