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ULI Houston TAP – Wharton Texas

Opportunities exist to reinvigorate Wharton, Texas – Recover from impacts of Hurricane Harvey, repetitive flooding and embrace the future ULI Technical Advisory Panel weighs city’s challenges and opportunities and offers recommendations for a path forward   HOUSTON – December 4, 2018 – As a neighbor to the Colorado River and set in the bayou country southwest of Houston, Wharton, Texas has long endured the realities of flooding. Hurricane Harvey, however, proved to be a different matter – and compounded with prior flood-related damage – the city found nearly half of … Read More

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Finalists Announced!

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE HOUSTON ANNOUNCES 2019 DEVELOPMENT OF DISTINCTION FINALISTS National jury to tour and select winners among the nine finalists in the for-profit small and large, not-for-profit, and open space categories   HOUSTON – November 8, 2018 – The Houston District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI-Houston) announced nine finalists for the 2019 Development of Distinction Awards. The prestigious award recognizes developments and open spaces that demonstrate best practices in design, construction, economic viability, healthy places, marketing and management and is modeled after the national Urban Land Institute … Read More

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Houston developments earn international recognition – Levy Park/Avenue Place/Avenue Terrace

Last week, two ULI members and outstanding Houston developments earned international recognition by Urban Land Institute. Levy Park was named a co-winner of the ULI Urban Open Space Award for 2018, recognizing outstanding examples of successful public spaces which socially and economically enhance and enrich the communities in which they reside. Levy Park reopened in 2017 and is today home to a colorful and creative children’s garden, a rain garden, community garden and dog park. The park has welcomed thousands of visitors and serves as a venue for a variety … Read More

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On Target!

Another Successful Year in the Books! 8th Annual Sporting Clay Scholarship Classic ULI Houston’s 8th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament was a success! While rain threatened throughout the day, to our luck, we had only small showers. Our teams enjoyed another year of competing and networking! Every year, our event raises money to donate to both UofH and Texas A&M for graduate real estate student scholarships. This year, we look forward to donating $10,000 to each school. Missed the event? Watch our video!   Congratulations to Our Winning Teams! 8th Annual … Read More

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Congratulations to Our Scenic Cities!

13 Cities Earn Prominent Scenic City Certification Thirteen cities across Texas have been awarded 2018 Scenic City Certification by the Scenic City Certification Program of Scenic Texas.  Four cities earned first-time certification, and nine cities are have earned Scenic City re-certification. The Scenic City Certification Program is the only program of its kind in the United States to devise a comprehensive set of model standards for the design and development of public roadways and public spaces into one evaluation program. Any Texas city may apply to the Scenic City Certification … Read More

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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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