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Call for Applications: BHP Workshops

For Immediate Release: Apply today! Expert help available, free, to help your community build active, healthy lifestyles Deadline to apply: Monday, April 23rd, 2018 ULI Colorado’s Building Healthy Places Workshops: Two opportunities Available in 2018 Learn more here The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is a research and education nonprofit whose 40,000 members include leading architects, developers, and planners. ULI’s mission is to provide leadership in responsible land use to create and sustain thriving communities. In partnership with the Colorado Health Foundation, ULI has become a leader to foster healthy and … Read More

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Recap: Leadership Connection with Roxane White

By Lindsey Delecki, 9th + Colorado Development Manager, Continuum Partners; Co-chair, Leadership Connections Subcommittee, ULI Colorado Roxanne White, Innovator in Residence at The Aspen Institute, shared the story of her “amazing, fabulous, accidental career” with a captivated audience at ULI’s Leadership Connection event on February 26th. From rural Montana, Roxanne studied religion in college and became a minister. Rather than taking the traditional path within a church, she detoured to San Francisco’s most notorious neighborhoods and worked with homeless youth as a social worker.  Eventually settling in Denver with her … Read More

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Are boom times leaving quality design behind?

By Michael Leccese, Executive Director, ULI Colorado. This article initially appeared in the Colorado Real Estate Journal February 19, 2018. Three years ago, Denver architect Jeff Sheppard dropped a bomb on our civic ego in a Denver Post op-ed titled, “Denver is a great city, so why the bad buildings?” He noted that while the city is “infilling” at a record pace and hitting cultural and economic high-water marks, we may not be getting the quality building design and construction that reflect our aspirations to be a first-tier city and region. … Read More

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Southmoor Advisory Panel Impacts Station Area Development

This article originally appeared in Denverite, from Andrew Kenney ULI’s Technical Advisory Panel Report on the Southmoor Station area recently garnered some attention as the city plans a Visioning Workshop for February 20, from 6-7:30pm at Thomas Jefferson High School, 3950 S Holly St, Denver, CO 80237. In face of fierce neighborhood opposition over past decades, development has stagnated and the station area has floundered, remaining a car-centric shopping area and resisting transition to a Transit Oriented Development. From Denverite: “But experts convened by the nonprofit ULI argued that the … Read More

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Healthy Corridors Workshop on South Broadway

An enormous thank you to all of our national level panelists who spent the past 3 days studying the South Broadway Corridor in Englewood and creating recommendations to make it a healthier place to live, travel, and work. About the Healthy Corridors Project: Across the U.S., communities aspire to become more economically vibrant, equitable, healthy, and sustainable places. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Colorado Health Foundation (CHF), Urban Land Institute (ULI) has created a national study to transform typical strip corridors into healthy places to … Read More

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ULI Colorado is Hiring!

This position is now closed. ULI Colorado is hiring a Senior Associate! Here’s your chance to work with the best team in town. The Senior Associate is the junior position on a close-knit, collaborative, hardworking, and fun-loving staff of four serving ULI Colorado’s 1,200 members and the greater community of Colorado commercial real estate, design, engineering, and land use planning sectors. The ideal candidate will be a tactful “people person” with a passion for and basic professional and educational background in ULI’s core issues of urban sustainability. Continue reading and … Read More

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Urban Land Institute makes grants for public art and placemaking projects in Colorado Springs and Denver’s Montbello neighborhood

News from ULI Colorado Urban Land Institute makes grants for public art and placemaking projects in Colorado Springs and Denver’s Montbello neighborhood For immediate release: January 12, 2018 Contact: Marianne Eppig or Sarah Franklin, 303.893.1760, Colorado@uli.org Thanks to a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation, Urban Land Institute (ULI) Colorado is funding two projects designed to improve physical activity and public health in low-income neighborhoods. The pair of $5,000 grants will be used to: Create at least four new wayfinding signs directing pedestrians and cyclists from Denver’s Montbello neighborhood (pop. … Read More

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ULI Healthy Corridors Initiative in Colorado – update

By Sarah Franklin and Marianne Eppig ULI Healthy Corridors Initiative in Colorado Since Spring 2015, though the Building Healthy Corridors program, ULI Colorado has worked with stakeholders to strategize ways to improve the built environment along auto-oriented corridors to positively influence public health. In 2015-16, the first Healthy Corridors study took place in a 2.2-mile section of Federal Boulevard. Successful workshops in July 2015 (a local activity run by the Colorado District Council) and January 2016 (through a national study) brought 60+ national and local ULI expert volunteers in to … Read More

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New Vice Chair: Mike Zoellner, ZF Capital

Mike Zoellner of ZF Capital has been named vice chair for the Colorado District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI Colorado). He will serve in that role with chair Tracy Huggins, executive director of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority, through June 2019, when he succeeds Huggins for a two-year term as chair.   ZF Capital is a Colorado investment company focused on developing and acquiring multifamily and mixed-use properties. Before forming ZFC this year, Mike was a founding partner of RedPeak Properties (15 years) and Legacy Partners (formerly the … Read More

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Urban Land Institute selects 16 Etkin Johnson Student Scholars From CU Denver, CU Boulder, CSU, and University of Denver

For immediate release: Sixteen Colorado undergraduate and graduate students have been awarded ULL Colorado’s Etkin Johnson Student Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. Now in its third program year, the scholarship allows Colorado students in architecture, finance, planning, public health and real estate development to participate as members in 40-plus programs and activities hosted by Urban Land Institute (ULI) Colorado, including panel discussions, lectures, and insider tours of new development projects. Etkin Johnson Student Scholars will also receive one-on-one and small group access to ULI leaders. The program was founded … Read More

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