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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!

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 apply here.

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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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Making the Link: The Future of Mobility Discusses Innovation for Denver’s Intra-City Connectivity

This post was contributed by Camron Bridgford, Masters in Urban and Regional Planning at UC Denver and member of the 2017-18 Etkin Johnson Student Scholar Cohort. Read more about Camron below or on our website. This complex status of Denver’s transportation, traffic congestion and mobility challenges was the topic of ULI Colorado’s Oct. 11 TOD, Making the Link: The Future of Mobility. The evening hosted two separate panels to discuss how Denver is filling in the gaps left by RTD’s FastTracks with intra-city mobility. Moderated by Chris Nevitt, citywide manager … Read More

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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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