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Transforming Inner-Ring Suburbs with Walkable Mixed-Use Development

This article initially appeared in Urban Land By Kathleen McCormick Most of the United States remains a suburban nation, despite recent migration of jobs and population to the urban core. Yet the suburbs are also changing in cities such as Denver, where new transit lines and placemaking efforts around walkable mixed-use neighborhoods are creating communities more similar to the urban core, said panelists speaking at a ULI Colorado event in Lakewood, Colorado. The suburbs have been “a critical focus for ULI since our founding,” but have suffered from a lack … Read More

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New ULI Colorado report tackles gentrification and involuntary displacement

With Denver Metro housing costs soaring, concerns about displacement and its discontents have also surged. In March, ULI Colorado convened 100 Denver-area leaders to discuss viable solutions. ULI is proud to release Six Principles for Equitable Revitalization, by Denver writer David Sachs, summarizing ideas put forth by the real estate developers, public officials, and community activists who attended the ULI Colorado forum, “The Search for Equity in Neighborhood Revitalization.” The March 2017 forum was keynoted by Egbert Perry of Integral, one of the nation’s leading developers of mixed-income housing, and … Read More

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DURA Director Tracy Huggins named to lead ULI Colorado into 2019

Tracy Huggins, the executive director of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA), became the new chair of Urban Land Institute (ULI) Colorado on July 1. Huggins was named vice chair in 2015 and will serve as chair of a 25-member executive committee until June 30, 2019.                 Huggins directs the agency’s involvement in redevelopment with combined DURA financing of close to $643 million, leveraging $7 billion in private investment. Huggins also manages DURA’s housing rehabilitation programs, which the authority administers for the city’s Office of Economic Development. Since joining DURA … Read More

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Development 360 Applications Due June 30!

Development 360 is a mentoring program for ULI Young Leaders, to educate them about the development process. Accepted applicants will attend 6 planned sessions over the course of 3 months. They will learn about the development of a specific project or case study through planned curriculum and guest speakers, facilitated and taught by the project’s developer. This program is a more rigorous version 2.0 of ULI Colorado’s longstanding and successful Partnership Forum. Participants must have completed one year of the Partnership Forum to participate. Key Dates: Friday, June 30 – … Read More

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Federal Boulevard Healthy Corridors Developer Forum

Thursday, April 13, 2017 Clarke Hall, Regis University, Denver, Colorado Since the Spring of 2015, though the Building Healthy Corridors pilot program, ULI has worked with stakeholders in a 2.2-mile section of Federal Boulevard to strategize ways to improve the built environment in ways that positively influence public health. Running from I-70 in Denver through Adams County to 72nd Street in Westminster, this corridor has the typical indicators of unhealthy places, including lack of safe facilities for walking and biking, little access to healthy food choices, unsafe road speeds and … Read More

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REDI Applications Due May 26!

Our Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI) is now open for application! Have you wondered what it takes to be a real estate developer? Would you like to add skills to your existing career portfolio? If you answered YES, the Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI) is for you! If you want to know more about what it takes to be a real estate developer, this is your opportunity! This is the 8th year for the highly successful Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI) program. You can further your career by learning directly … Read More

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Impact Awards 2017 Recap

WHAT A NIGHT! Crossroads Commerce Park, INDUSTRY, Red Tail Ponds Permanent Supportive Housing, and W Line/40 West Creative District take top project awards; Harry Frampton of East West is Legacy Winner for Lifetime Achievement; Sarah Snider Komppa of Tryba Architects named Rising Star; Special honor for Tom Clark of Metro Denver EDC More than 400 leaders in land use attended ULI Colorado’s third Impact Awards program on Thursday, April 6 at Mile High Stadium. INNOVATION: An anchor on Brighton Boulevard, the mixed-use co-working space INDUSTRY won.  Other finalists: Emily Griffith Downtown … Read More

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City’s ‘East Edge’ could be due for Boulder Junction-style makeover

This article first appeared in the Boulder Daily Camera By Alex Burness In January, a panel of visiting urban design and development experts published a report envisioning what the industrial zone around Arapahoe Avenue and 55th Street could look like under very different circumstances. The panelists, working for the Urban Land Institute and commissioned by the Boulder Chamber and the Boulder Area Realtors Association, devised a plan for a new “East Edge” of the city that felt like more of a “special place” than it currently does. Focusing on the … Read More

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Leading Voices: New Podcast Series from ULI

Leading Voices Podcast Series Our industry creates great leaders. These are their stories. Leading Voices with ULI, a new podcast series produced by the ULI Leadership Network, explores compelling stories from innovative leaders in the real estate, land use, and policy space. In each episode, gain inspiration from the guests as they candidly share their leadership journeys—their successes, their failures, and the pivotal moments in between. For more information, visit uli.org/leadingvoices. Subscribe Today: iTunes Google Play Stitcher Overcast

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Apply by January 27th for 2017 Impact Awards.

Impact Awards ULI Colorado’s Impact Awards are based on the ULI Awards for Excellence, the most highly respected international program of land use awards.  As with the ULI awards for excellence, ULI Colorado will recognize projects that realize ULI best practices while also providing successful business and economic models. The 2017 Impact Awards will be held on April 6, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium and will feature project and personal awards in 6 different categories. See the application for review and the application submittal requirements here. … Read More

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