As Tropical Storm Karen develops in the Gulf of Mexico, heavy rain and storms are predicted to affect the area over the weekend. To ensure the safety of all ULI members, ULI Louisiana has decided to postpone the Tour de NOLA Bicycle Tour scheduled tomorrow. The event will be rescheduled for a later date. Most storm models indicate projected landfall east of New Orleans somewhere along the Gulf Coast of the United States on Sunday morning, with two to four inches of rain anticipated and sustained winds of 25-35 mph, with … Read More
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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
Around the world, communities face pressing health challenges related to the built environment. For many years, ULI and its members have been active players in discussions and projects that make the link between human health and development; we know that health is a core component of thriving communities. The ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative will build on that work with a multifaceted program—including research and publications, convenings, and advisory activities—to leverage the power of the Institute’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of … Read More
The Urban Land Institute of Louisiana (ULI) recently was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Urban Land Institute’s Urban Innovation Fund to launch an open ideas competition called [Imagine Downtown] Lafayette. In partnership with Creative Action Acadiana (CA) and The Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) the objective of the open ideas competition is to shape dialogue surrounding future creative and economic growth within six downtown sites in Lafayette, Louisiana, with the ultimate goal of generating a sustainable vision for Lafayette’s downtown district. The winning team in the competition will deliver a redesign of downtown … Read More
Accommodating the automobile requires parking – lots of parking. Providing all this parking has had a profound effect on our communities, literally reshaping them. The cost of providing all this parking, while not always quantifiable, is usually discernible – time spent ‘hunting’ for a space, disincentive to walk even short distances, and loss of tree canopy and green space. For a highlight video of parking expert Donald Shoup explain the effects of our current approach to parking and alternatives to managing parking that can help make our cities be better places to … Read More