Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Secrets of Successful Communities

Ed McMahon

The Secrets of Successful Communities ULI Senior Resident Fellow Ed McMahon reveals the secrets to successful communities in this seven-part series for the Planning Commissioners Journal. As the Charles E. Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy, McMahon leads ULI’s worldwide efforts to conduct research and educational activities related to environmentally sensitive development policies and practices. He is also a senior staff adviser for ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative. The Secrets to Success Every “successful” community has its own strengths and weaknesses, but they all share some common characteristics. … Read More

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2013 ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago: November 5-8

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The ULI Fall Meeting attracts more than 6,500 attendees annually. It is the only event that brings together leaders from EVERY sector of the real estate development industry in one place. As an attendee, you will build relationships with developers, investors, architects, planners, brokers, attorneys, and government officials, and get the cutting-edge information you need to build your business. Read more or register here. New for 2013 Expanded networking opportunities, including scheduled meet-and-greet sessions with top real estate executives and thought leaders. The return of the Shark Tank, where investors … Read More

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The U.S. Housing Finance System Is Still Broken

In an Opinion column for Urban Land, former secretaries of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros and Mel Martinez say that America’s housing finance system is fundamentally broken and in desperate need of repair. Read more at Urban Land.

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Building Healthy Places: Three Models in Colorado

ULI is embarking on a novel, organization-wide program over the next two years that seeks to address one of the most compelling issues of our day—the health of populations—by guiding the design and creation of the built environments. Read more at Urban Land.  Health in the Suburbs: Arvada, Colorado  Health in Rural Areas: Lamar, Colorado  Health in the City: Denver’s Westwood

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CEO Chat Series to Launch this Fall

As New Orleans continues to grow and prosper, it is crucial for ULI members to be aware of changes and trends across the city’s landscape. Beginning in the fall of 2013, ULI Louisiana is excited to begin a new series that will highlight major issues shaping New Orleans with insights from the key players behind the scenes.  This upcoming ULI “CEO Series” will tackle a different theme each month during a one-hour breakfast session and allow ULI members exclusive access to a CEO, city-leader or industry expert who is leading … Read More

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