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ULI Hines Student Competition Open for Team Applications

Since 2002, the ULI Hines Student Competition has challenged students to collaborate across disciplines and imagine a better built environment. Groups of five students form teams to devise a development program for a real site in a North American city, providing designs, market-based financial data, and related narratives. This year’s host city and competition site will be announced when the competition begins on January 15, 2018.  Team application period for the 2018 competition is open and team applications are due December 4, 2017  This is an ideas competition; there is … Read More

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Focus on Social Equity at the ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles

From October 23-26 in Los Angeles, over 6,000 leaders from every sector of the real estate industry gathered to attend the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting.  Attendees included developers, investors, architects, planners, brokers, academics, attorneys, decision makers, and public officials.  Los Angeles was an exciting host city because it is a hotbed for experimentation in real estate.  Attendees toured innovative developments, built valuable relationships, and gained fresh perspectives about hot topics by attending a plethora of conference sessions.  Two outstanding sessions dealt with the issue of equitable development.    Two of … Read More

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Neighborhood Design Center Seeks Nominations to its Board of Directors

The Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) is seeking nominations to its Board of Directors.  Founded in 1968, the Neighborhood Design Center is a nonprofit organization that facilitates the development of healthy, equitable neighborhoods through community-engaged design and planning services. By providing the tools, expertise, and partnerships necessary to realize neighborhood visions, they support broad participation in the evolution of the built environment.    NDC provides access to pro bono design services in underserved communities in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County, MD. In collaboration with neighborhood groups, local government agencies and fellow … 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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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

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

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?

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

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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