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Safe Crossings

Building Healthy Places Grant Safe Crossings Project with Harris County Public Health Built Environment Unit UPDATED OPPORTUNITY Urban Land Institute Houston is offering an unique opportunity for a qualified member who passionately believes in our mission of providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide to serve the citizens of Galena Park and East Aldine District in partnership with Harris County Public Health (HCPH) Built Environment (BE) Unit. Urban Land Institute has awarded a grant to the HCPH BE Unit for the … Read More

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WLI Fall Scholarship

Women’s Leadership Initiative Prologis Fall Meeting Scholarship Applications due JUNE 29! Apply now for the WLI Prologis Fall Meeting Scholarship. Generously funded by Prologis since 2015, this scholarship will cover Fall Meeting registration and expenses. Ten scholarships will be awarded. Scholarship recipients will be paired with a WLI mentor, who will take the winner to her product council events at the Fall Meeting. To begin the application process, please visit the ULI Navigator opportunity for further instruction.

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URBAN LAND INSTITUTE HOUSTON APPOINTS ABBEY ROBERSON AS INCOMING COUNCIL CHAIR

TMC executive and long-time ULI leader to serve as Houston district council chair for the real estate development and land use non-profit organization HOUSTON – June 7, 2018 – The Houston District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has appointed Abbey Roberson as the incoming Houston District Council Chair effective July 1, 2018. Roberson, who will serve as the first female chair for ULI’s local council, succeeds Bill Odle, principal, TBG Partners, who is completing his two-year term. Roberson has been a dedicated member of ULI for more than … Read More

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Successful Suburban Marketplace

Suburban Marketplace 2018 – Sugar Land, TX Thank you to our Suburban Marketplace sponsors and attendees for making the day a success! Below are links to presentations from the day and media coverage.   ULI would especially like to thank: Richard Muller, Suburban Marketplace Co-Chair, Principal, The Muller Law Group, PLLC. Jennifer Keller, Suburban Marketplace Co-Chair, President and Chief Operating Officer, Land Tejas W. Douglas Goff, Suburban Marketplace Honorary Chair, Co-President and Chief Operating Officer, Johnson Development Corp. Articles from Media: Here’s what Greater Houston area education leaders had to … Read More

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Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the 2018 Development of Distinction Award Winners! Winners were announced at a live event on January 30th, 2018 Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Winstead and our Gold and Silver sponsors for the evening. See a full list of sponsors below. View the full press release View our news post to see a list of all our Finalists and this year’s Honorable Mention projects Winners Urban Open Space AND People’s Choice Winner: Levy Park For Profit – Small Scale Development Headquarters For Profit – Large Scale Development Sawyer Yards Non-Profit … Read More

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Global Award Winners Announced – Houston Has a Winner!

One of Houston’s beloved parks, Buffalo Bayou Park, has been recognized as a winner of Urban Land Institute’s Global Awards for Excellence 2017-2018. Director of the Urban Resilience Program at the Urban Land Institute Katharine Burgess said of the park, “Buffalo Bayou Park has been a national model for resilience, surviving three major floods including Harvey. Cities across the country are looking to invest in flood infrastructure like this, that does double duty by both improving quality of life and recreation opportunities, and also increasing preparedness for extreme events.” Buffalo … Read More

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Award Finalists

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE HOUSTON ANNOUNCES 2018 DEVELOPMENT OF DISTINCTION FINALISTS   National jury to tour and select winners among the 8 finalists in the for-profit small and large, not-for-profit, and urban open space categories   HOUSTON – October 17, 2017 – The Houston District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI-Houston) announced 8 finalists for the 2018 Development of Distinction Awards. The prestigious award recognizes developments and public open spaces that demonstrate best practices in design, construction, economic viability, healthy places, marketing and management and is modeled after the national … Read More

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We are Resilient

Our thoughts are with our fellow ULI Texas members and entire area impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Please note that the Sept. 7 Annual Sporting Clays Classic and previously postponed Leadership Luncheon – Urban Revitalization will be rescheduled. The immediate needs of the localcommunity are great and, if you are inclined, we encourage volunteering your time or contributing to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund of Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner or the United Way of Greater Houston flood relief fund. Recovery will be long, but our city is resilient. We echo our national ULI leadership when … Read More

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ULI Texas Forum Report: Public Private Partnerships Fuel Downtown Development

  Originally posted: By CAMILLE GARCIA JUNE 16, 2017 / Rivard Report It’s been about eight years since former Mayor Julián Castro coined the phrase “Decade of Downtown,” referring to “the decade when downtown San Antonio comes back to life.” Since then downtown has become a hotbed of development, with housing, mixed-use structures, retail, and restaurants repopulating the area. Besides sparking the public’s interest in making downtown a better place to live, work, and play, public-private partnerships between the City and developers have made this progress possible, Assistant City Manager Lori Houston said at the Urban Land Institute … Read More

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BHP Local Spotlight: Cycling in Houston

Co-Authors: Adele Houghton, Biositu, LLC Ellen Schwaller, Harris County Public Health Building Healthy Places Spotlight: Cycling in Houston In spite of decades of auto-centric policy and funding priorities, Houston has made strides over the past few years to encourage cycling. While the motivations behind these efforts are varied, it is clear that positive health outcomes could be one result of a more cycle-friendly city.  Having adequate bicycle infrastructure has economic benefits, as well. According to the AARP, having designated bicycle lanes and infrastructure has shown to improve business through increased … Read More

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