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Regional Cooperation Successes Celebrated by Coalition – 2030 Group and Partners Take Action

Bob Buchanan, leader of the 2030 Group, started the group’s third annual Roadmap event on April 30th by stating “What a difference a year makes!”  There was a feeling of excitement as the attendees celebrated the success of full funding for Metrorail in Maryland, Virginia, and DC this year, and having three sites in contention for Amazon’s HQ2 selection. ULI Washington has participated in the regional efforts over the past five years, and the positive movement is heartening and motivating. The 2030 Group is an organization of Washington Metropolitan area … Read More

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ULI Washington to Analyze Barriers to Housing Affordability in the Region: Impact Task Force will address factors related to land use approval processes and their impact on the supply and cost of homes across the region

ULI Washington has convened a Housing Impact Task Force to address the housing affordability crisis facing the greater Metropolitan Washington Region. Two experienced consultants have been retained to work with the ULI member task force; the task force will advise and oversee research that will address factors related to the region’s optional method entitlement processes.  Of particular interest to the research team is the nexus between community engagement and the development process, and its impact on the supply of homes that are attainable to a wide range of income levels.  … Read More

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Calling all millennials inside the beltway… ULI Washington is conducting a survey and needs your help

ULI Washington conducted a 2015 Millennial Study to find out the influence that the Millennial generation is having on the underlying fundamental values in Washington and our close-in suburbs.  While it is difficult to predict whether their presence will truly shift our ways of living, working, and collaborating, this survey sought to examine how the generation might influence trends in housing, entertainment, retail and transportation because of their entrepreneurial spirit and the rise of the sharing economy.  There is also interest in how their needs will change as they grow older and … Read More

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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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