Category Archives: ULI National

Congratulations to the UMD Team for Winning the Hines Competition

A team representing the University of Maryland has taken top honors in the 2015 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Competition with its winning master plan proposal that transforms the Tulane/Gravier and Iberville neighborhoods in a downtown New Orleans area into a thriving urban neighborhood.  The team from the University of Maryland edged out two teams from Harvard University and a joint team representing the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and University of Wisconsin – Madison. As the winning team, the University of Maryland students received $50,000; each of the remaining … Read More

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ULI Releases the Building Healthy Places Toolkit report

This week, ULI officially released the Building Healthy Places Toolkit report. You can read more about the report, and download it and other collateral at The report  shows that the built environment (including buildings, streets, and neighborhoods) has a profound impact on health outcomes. Professionals who influence the built environment can play a significant role in creating healthier communities. Recognizing the value of creating healthier communities, the Urban Land Institute developed the Building Healthy Places Toolkit: Strategies for Enhancing Health in the Built Environment report. This resource outlines 21 practical, evidence-based recommendations that the development … Read More

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University of Maryland Team wins place in final four for ULI Hines Competition

ULI Washington is proud to announce that a graduate student team from the University of Maryland has been selected as one of four finalists in the prestigious national ULI Hines Competition.  This year’s site is located in Nashville, Tennessee, and on April 3 the team will travel to Nashville to compete for the $50,000 grand prize for the competition.  The UMD team proposes a partnership between the existing private owners and the State of Tennessee. Read more about the competition and the team from University of Maryland, click here.  

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Apply for a Fall Meeting Scholarship for Public Officials

Public officials can save 90 percent or more on registration to next month’s ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago, thanks to a scholarship program offered by the ULI Rose Center for Public Leadership and Chicago Title Insurance Company. Apply for a scholarship online.

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White Flint in Maryland is Forging a New Infrastructure Path

Developers in the White Flint area along Rockville Pike, MD are banking on new infrastructure. The White Flint area, along busy arterial Rockville Pike in Montgomery Pike, MD, is one of four corridor case studies explored in the new ULI report Shifting Suburbs: Reinventing Infrastructure for Compact Development. The Washington, DC metro area continues to be a hot market for compact, walkable new development. The White Flint area in Montgomery County, Maryland is providing a model for how the infrastructure needed to support this development type can be paid for. … Read More

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ULI Women! Fall Meeting Scholarship Opportunity

Five female Associate, YLG, and/or student members of ULI will be awarded scholarships to attend the 2012 ULI Fall Meeting in Denver from October 16-19 and advance the mission of the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI). The scholarship will include complimentary registration and a $1000 reimbursement of expenses related to hotel, airfare, local transport, and meals. Applicants are requested to submit the following: Completed application form with basic information, ULI engagement, and essay (400 word maximum) addressing the question: “How will involvement in WLI and attendance at the Fall Meeting … Read More

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Toomey Initiative Leadership Discussion

On July 25th, a group of 15 ULI members gathered to participate in a national ULI project called the Toomey Initiative.  The Initiative provides ULI with a unique opportunity to assess the challenges facing our regions over the next 75 years.  With generous funding from Tom Toomey (ULI Trustee), ULI is conducting a global survey of its top District/National Council leadership, asking for their perspective on the challenges to and opportunities for future growth in their regions.  This information, in turn, will highlight future opportunities for ULI members to provide … Read More

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2012 Spring Council Forum from a Young Leader’s Perspective

By Katie Bucklew ULI Washington offers a tremendous amount of unique opportunities for young leaders to become involved in events, mentoring and discussions through a variety of programs during the year.  ULI is proactively trying to engage younger members (YLG and other leaders) active at the District Council level with even more opportunities to become involved in ULI on a national level, one of which is to be a guest at the Spring Product Council meetings.  I was thrilled that the national committee sought to bring some of our ULI … Read More

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ULI Panel Analyzes Scenarios for the Only Washington, D.C., Building Designed by Mies van der Rohe

At the invitation of the District of Columbia Library System, a ULI Advisory Services panel convened in Washington, D.C., in November to evaluate alternatives for the building housing the city’s central library. It is the District’s only building designed by famed architect Mies van der Rohe. The panel reported that building one or two additional stories atop the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library and making all or part of the larger building available for lease could generate as much as $4 million to $5.5 million annually to offset the … Read More

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More Than 75 Public Officials Participate in ULI Day, Marking 75th Anniversary

ULI celebrated 75 years of leadership in community building in December with a series of events in communities throughout the United States, including meetings with the mayors of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and other cities. ULI’s district councils in the United States secured more than 35 proclamations from more than 75 public officials—including mayors and governors—recognizing the institute’s work in fostering the creation of vibrant living and working environments. They proclaimed December 14, the anniversary of ULI’s establishment in Chicago in 1936, as “ULI Day.” In New York City, Mayor Michael … Read More

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