Author Archives: Richard Cox

Nation’s mayors launch groundbreaking 10-minute walk to a park campaign

At 10:10 a.m. on October 10, 134 of the nation’s most infuential mayors joined The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute in launching an historic “10-minute walk” parks advocacy campaign, establishing the ambitious goal that all Americans should live within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of a high-quality park or green space. This bipartisan group includes mayors from all across the country and represents cities large and small, including America’s four largest cities (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston) and diverse communities … Read More

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2017 Carolinas Regional Initiative Councils meet in Asheville

  ULI Carolinas Regional Initiative Councils (RIC)—the Carolina Trends Council, Young Leader Council and Rethinking Southern Cities Council—descended on Asheville, NC in August to learn about Asheville’s market dynamics, development trends and successful public private partnerships. The cooler mountain weather was a welcome respite from the piedmont and coastal heat.  With the addition of excellent craft beers along with interesting tours and programs, the meeting was deemed the most successful RIC gathering to date. Program highlights from each of the RICs includes: Presentation and discussion with Jack Cecil, long-time ULI … Read More

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Triangle Members Selected for ULI Health Leaders Network

The ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative has selected participants from around the nation for its new Health Leaders Network, including two representatives from the Triangle: Julia Katz (Triangle J Council of Governments) and Stuart Levin (Blue Ridge Corridor Alliance). The ULI Health Leaders Network will empower real estate and land use professionals with the skills, knowledge, and networks to improve health outcomes in their professional practice and communities. Participants will gain valuable skills and connections that will help them advance their careers, as well as practical knowledge about the intersection … Read More

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Creative Placemaking Workshop focuses on “Placekeeping”

On August 4th, a standing-room only crowd gathered at CAM Raleigh to hear the results of a three-day Creative Placemaking Panel Workshop. The ULI Panel, supported by the Kresge Foundation and ULI Triangle, was comprised of experts in creative placemaking, transit-oriented development (TOD) and planning. The panel included: Marilee Utter, Panel Chair Citiventure Associates Manoj Dalaya KGD Architecture Dan Gallagher City of Charlotte Department of Transportation Juanita Hardy ULI Senior Visiting Fellow for Creative Placemaking Cheryl Myers Charlotte Center City Partners Thomas Sayre Sculptor/Painter; Clearscapes Eric Swanson Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure Capital, … Read More

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Fall Meeting Scholarships Available for Public Officials

The Rose Center for Public Leadership is offering scholarships for a limited number of public officials to attend the Fall Meeting. Eligibility: Must show engagement and leadership responsibility within ULI. Must be an elected or appointed, or management-level staff person at a municipal, regional governance, or districts with the authority to levy assessments. Award: Ten winners will receive complimentary registration and up to $2,000 expense reimbursement for transportation and lodging. Winners have the opportunity to participate in Product Councils (subject to availability), as well as facilitated opportunities to network with leaders in … Read More

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ULI Triangle Announces New Management Committee for Fiscal Year 2017-2018

Raleigh, July 19, 2017 – ULI Triangle is pleased to announce its fiscal year 2018 Management Committee.  The Management Committee is comprised of volunteer member leaders who oversee the district council’s operations, committees and programming efforts. District Council Chair, Andy Holland, Suntrust Bank Chair of Mission Advancement, Wayne Maiorano, Smith Anderson Treasurer, TJ Barringer, Kane Realty Governance Chair, Jon Wilson, Kimley-Horn & Associates Sponsorship Chair, Carman Liuzzo, Highwoods Properties Programs Chair, Stewart Patch, Bank of North Carolina Communications Chair, Christine McDonald, JDavis Architects Membership Chair, Jane Brasier, Branch Civil Women’s … Read More

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Leading Voices with ULI: Phil Freelon

Leaving a legacy is easy for Phil Freelon, who founded one of the largest African American–owned architecture firms in Durham. With numerous cultural institutions under his belt, including the newest Smithsonian museum, he is motivated to design places where the public can convene. Link to Podcast

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ULI Names Ralph Boyd as CEO for the Americas

Ralph Boyd, currently chief executive officer (CEO) of the American Red Cross’s Massachusetts region, will join ULI’s executive team on July 10 as CEO of the Americas. Boyd has an extraordinary skill set that makes him perfectly suited for this role: expertise in managing complex organizations that serve constituents with a wide variety of interests and needs; and the ability to quickly and precisely identify what must be accomplished to deliver high value to constituents and maximize mission advancement. He brings to ULI nonprofit CEO experience and membership-based organizational experience, familiarity … Read More

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Cameron Village: Then & Now

ULI Triangle Members recently analyzed how denser growth has affected several data points including sales, rents, home values, traffic and quality of life in Cameron Village.   The study area included the neighborhoods adjacent to the Village and bordered by Wade Avenue, St. Mary’s Street, Hillsborough Street and Chamberlain Street.  The panel compared data between 2006 and 2016 to gauge how the new development has affected life and business around Cameron Village. Joining Moderator Marcus Jackson (TradeMark Properties) were Ann-Cabell Baum, (Glenwood Agency), Lynne Worth and Smedes York (York Properties), Jay … Read More

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Find Ways to Engage with ULI

This month ULI is launching Navigator, a new website that connects members to opportunities across the Institute to learn, lead, and grow in their careers. The Navigator made its debut at the Spring Meeting, where members and attendees tried out the site at a demonstration kiosk in the sixth-floor lobby of the Washington State Convention Center. The Navigator allows you to customize your search for opportunities throughout ULI by selecting your areas of interest, career stage, preferred time commitment, and location. With the Navigator, you can maximize your impact on the industry and … Read More

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