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Reimagining the Richmond Corridor

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Richmond Avenue TAP ULI panel presents recommendations to rebrand and revive a well-located but under-performing area. The multidisciplinary panel of experts who participated in a ULI Technical Assistance Program panel, “Reimagining The Richmond Corridor” A group of concerned area  property owners, in partnership with Houston Independent School District, (HISD), Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, (METRO), and Houston City Council District J, Council Member Mike Laster, invited the ULI Houston District Council to provide expert advice on an area with Richmond Ave. forming its spine, and extending from Chimney Rock Rd., to Hillcroft Ave., … Read More

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ULI’s 2015 Spring Meeting in Houston was a Success

The ULI 2015 Spring Meeting, held in Houston this year, was a success! Thank You To our sponsors, committee members, volunteers and district council members for ensuring Houston was a great host, we thank you! Highlights Watch former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker and Gerald D. Hines, chairman of the Houston-based Hines real estate organization, share lessons learned as leaders in their respective fields and provide insight on what leadership looks like going forward: James Baker and Gerald Hines: The Future of Leadership View and download your favorite presentations from … Read More

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Houston Bike Plan

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What kind of bike are you? Participate in, learn about and share the Houston Bike Plan. ULI Houston is always interested in supporting initiatives that promote a healthier community. We encourage using the ULI Building Healthy Places principles in all that we do. The Houston Bike Plan falls in line with those principles, and that is why we support it. The Houston Bike Plan, which kicked off on May 30th, is a 12-month planning effort to update the City’s Comprehensive 1993 Bikeway Plan. Since 1993, there have been major changes in the city … Read More

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America in 2015


WE CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT WE WANT: NEW URBAN LAND INSTITUTE REPORT, AMERICA IN 2015, FINDS GAP BETWEEN DESIRE FOR AND AVAILABILITY OF COMMUNITY ATTRIBUTES RELATED TO LIVABILITY For more information, contact Trish Riggs, 202-624-7086; priggs@uli.org WASHINGTON (May 7, 2015) – Many Americans face significant community design-related barriers to living a healthy life, according to a new report, America in 2015, released today by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). A large number of people, particularly minorities and Millennials, report living in areas that lack easy access to safe places for … Read More

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Downtown Panel

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Video presentation of the ULI Houston’s April 30th breakfast is now available. Panelists: Suzanne Anderson, Midway Kevin Batchelor, Hines Sanford Criner, CBRE Peter McStravick, Houston First Corp. and Moderator, Scott Rando, Cushman & Wakefield  

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Introducing ULI’s 2014 Annual Report

The goal of ULI’s 2014 Annual Report is to capture and celebrate a broad range of ULI impacts and accomplishments from fiscal year 2014—July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014—while spotlighting stories of members who deliver on ULI’s mission every day. This year, we are presenting the Annual Report in a digital-first format to create a more interactive, dynamic, and visually compelling experience. This is in line with ULI’s commitment to sustainable business practices. Another benefit of this format is the ease with which you can share the report with … Read More

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Bragging Rights

ULI Members make a profound impact on the quality of our built environment and green spaces. Not only are we proud to claim you as our Members, but you also make us even prouder to be Houstonians. Two recent stories make us stand up a little taller and say, way to go! First, MetroNational’s Treehouse in Memorial City has been named the #1 Greenest LEED Building in Texas and #2 in the nation overall. Read more about that honor in the Realty News Report by clicking here. And, Johnson Development Corp. has … Read More

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YL Mentor Program

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Young Leaders Mentorship Program ULI Houston is currently in its fourth year of the Young Leader Mentorship Program, which will run from May 2014 to April 2015. The mission of this program is to provide an opportunity for ULI Young Leaders and veteran ULI members to create lasting professional relationships by sharing knowledge and experiences in an intimate small-group setting. Groups consist of four young leaders and one mentor each, and meet a minimum of four times over the course of the program year. Most groups choose to meet during … Read More

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Reimagining the Richmond Corridor


HOUSTON – February 24, 2015 2015 – The Houston District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) invited the public to a presentation of expert recommendations on reviving a faded section of Richmond Ave. and its surroundings. The multidisciplinary panel of experts who participated in a ULI Technical Assistance Program panel, “Reimagining The Richmond Corridor” made their presentation at 2 pm on Tuesday, February 24th at the JW Marriott Hotel near the Galleria at 5150 Westheimer Rd. Video of the presentation is available to watch online here. A group of concerned … Read More

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Gulf Coast Green 2015: Early Bird Registration Now Open!

With a focus on building healthy communities, this one day event is scheduled for Friday, March 27 at the Norris Conference Center (at City Center) in Houston. It consists of three components: the symposium, which will address urban design solutions; the 2015 Green Products Expo, which will feature sustainable products and systems; and the Student Competition design charrette led by aspiring designers from the Gulf Coast. This will be the 10th year for Gulf Coast Green and AIA Houston has planned an anniversary-edition event. In addition to top-notch speakers, there … Read More

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