Monthly Archives: August 2013

Shifting Suburbs–report from guest blogger Val Moses–“People Get Ready”

“People get ready ,there’s a train a-comin’…” Vision is crucial in getting transit-oriented development on track ARVADA, Colorado – Like Curtis Mayfield’s 1965 hit, planners and developers are urging Americans to embrace transit-oriented development (TOD), as demographic changes and rapid transit continue to shape a future no one anticipated. Once upon a time, we were all one-size-fits-all. We lived in single-family residences with 2.4 children and two car-garages—and developers knew how to give us more of the same. But the demographic, technological and economic shifts of the past two decades … Read More

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Shifting Suburbs TOD event a big success

Lessons learned from ‘Shifting Suburbs’ Our Oct. 29 TOD Best Practices seminar drew more than 220 participants to the Arvada Center  for a keynote and presentation on reshaping suburban areas around transit as compact, walkable communities.                 In his folksy Birmingham drawl, keynote speaker Ed McMahon (a senior research fellow of ULI) discussed how today’s suburbs must keep pace with change to remain economically vibrant. Using case studies from around the nation, McMahon included the following observations: –“The old strip mall model is dead”: In the last 30 years, we … Read More

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Partnership Forum is in Action! Amy Cara’s group tours Denver Union Station.

Just recently, ULI Colorado began its fifth consecutive year of the Partnership Forum program.  The Partnership Forum is a free mentoring program to ULI members under the age of 35.  It’s goal is simple:  building Young Leaders.  This year’s program committee carefully selected 42 applicants to participate in the program, pairing them with one of four different mentors, who will lead the forums through successful meetings, discussions, and activities.  This year’s mentors include Amy Cara of East West Partners,  Don Provost of Alberta Development Partners,  Becky Stone of OZ Architecture, … Read More

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Building Healthy Places: Three Models in Colorado

News From UrbanLand ULI is embarking on a novel, organization-wide program over the next two years that seeks to address one of the most compelling issues of our day—the health of populations—by guiding the design and creation of the built environments. Read more at Urban Land.  

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