ULI Houston News

Winners Announced

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Congratulations to our 2016 Development of Distinction Award Winners!         WINNER FOR-PROFIT Heights Clock Tower, Heights Clock Tower, LLC  Watch Their Video The judges saw the Heights Clock Tower as a true labor of love. They appreciated how the owner took the time to research and renovate with detail, care and thought. This is an example of how projects can retain Houston’s historical culture, but remain relevant to today’s consumers and the judges feel that this is the kind of project that should be emulated.   WINNER URBAN … Read More

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People’s Choice Vote

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Voting is now CLOSED – Check back on Wednesday morning to find out who took home the prize! Our winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on January 26th. Good luck to all of our finalists!                        

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Holiday Schedule

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The ULI Houston office will be closed for the holidays from December 24th through January 4th. We hope you have a wonderful holiday and see you in the new year!

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Holiday Greetings

2015 Holiday Greetings from ULI CEO Patrick L. Phillips AS I LOOK BACK AT 2015, I see ULI continuing to evolve, responding to the rapid changes taking place throughout the industry and in our communities, and innovating to meet the needs of members around the globe. We are staying ahead of the times while staying true to our mission. Our success is because of you. ULI is about members, for members, and by members. What each of you gives back to the Institute is what makes ULI the world’s leading … Read More

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Applying ULI’s Building Healthy Places Toolkit to Houston: Environment

Part 4 of the BHP Blog Post Series Written By: Adele Houghton, AIA; MPH; LEED AP This is the fourth in a four-part blog post applying the ULI Building Healthy Places Toolkit to the Houston metro region. We are looking at how The State of Health: Houston & Harris County 2015-2016 report (State) addresses each category in the Toolkit: physical activity, food and water, and environment. The two previous posts addressed physical activity and food/water. In this post, we review the Environment category.  Links Between Environment and Health The major environmental health concern … Read More

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ULI Houston Announces Executive Director Search

We have a bittersweet announcement to share with our ULI Houston family. Executive Director, Ann Taylor will be leaving ULI as of January 4th. She has accepted a new opportunity at Midway in Houston and we wish her the best! “Ann has been with ULI for seven years and has elevated the profile and professionalism of our local organization such that it is without a doubt one of the strongest district councils in the nation. We congratulate her on her new career challenge with Midway and are pleased that ULI Houston is sound and … Read More

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Hines Competition

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Students, Act Fast: Form a Team to Compete for $50,000 Challenge yourself to create thriving communities with the ULI student urban design and development competition, sponsored by Gerald D. Hines. Team applications are due on Monday, December 7, 2015. Successful real estate development and design in the 21st century requires intensive collaboration across disciplines and sectors. In the Hines Competition, graduate students in the United States or Canada form five-person, multidisciplinary teams to tackle a real land use challenge in a North American city. The winning team receives $50,000 and … Read More

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YL Holiday Party

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Join us as our Young Leaders kick off the holidays with a party at St. Arnold’s Brewery. All members welcome! For more information and registration, visit our event page.  

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Applying ULI’s Building Healthy Places Toolkit to Houston: Food & Water

Part 3 of the BHP Blog Post Series Written By: Adele Houghton, AIA; MPH; LEED AP This is the third in a four-part blog post applying the ULI Building Healthy Places Toolkit to the Houston metro region. We are looking at how The State of Health: Houston & Harris County 2015-2016 report (State) addresses each category in the toolkit: physical activity, food and water, and environment. The previous post addressed physical activity. In this post, we review the Food and Water category.   Links Between Food / Water and Health Alongside physical … Read More

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Applying ULI’s Building Healthy Places Toolkit to Houston: Physical Activity

Part 2 of the BHP Blog Post Series Written By: Adele Houghton, AIA; MPH; LEED AP In a previous blog post, Building Healthy Places: How Does Houston Stack Up?, I described the purpose of ULI’s Building Healthy Places Toolkit and identified a few resources that can help developers apply it to local conditions. However, the question remains, what is the relationship between community health data and real estate development? Or, in other words, how can we use the data sets listed in the previous blog post to decide which strategies in … Read More

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