• 2017 ULI Spring Meeting

    Join senior leaders at the ULI Spring Meeting, exclusively for Full Members. Read More

  • Vision Awards Winners

    Most Creative Land Use or Rezoning – Stone Brewing, Richmond ♦ Best Renovation or Adaptive Reuse – Quirk Hotel, Richmond ♦ Best Public / Private Partnership – 25th Street Mixed Use Development, Virginia Beach Best Community Impact – Virginia Capital Trail, Richmond to Jamestown ♦ Innovative Deal of the … Read More

  • About Us

    Who We Are: ULI is a trusted idea place where leaders come to grow professionally and personally through sharing, mentoring, and problem solving. Founded in 1936 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational institute, ULI offers you access to the expertise of thousands of dedicated … Read More

  • Reality Check

    Reality Check starts out as a one-day participatory visioning exercise, kicking off a long-range planning process designed to help leaders envision alternative growth scenarios through 2035. Neither a traditional conference nor a theoretical exercise, Reality Check is a planning technique rooted in real world economic, … Read More

ULI Virginia News

Stimulating Entrepreneurial Culture Through…


On successive days – February 15th & 16th – Pittsburg’s Mayor Tom Murphy held an open discussion with ULI members in Richmond and Charlottesville. Mayor Murphy’s focus was on Public Private Partnerships, and how they could be used to stimulate entrepreneurial development in local environments. A PDF … Read More

Brock Environmental Center – Case Study

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The Urban Land Institute recently completed a case study on the Brock Environmental Center, located in Virginia Beach. Constructed for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, this facility is one of a handful of Net Zero Energy Buildings that have been certified under the Living Building Challenge. To read … Read More

2016 Vision Awards

ULI Virginia hosted the 2016 Vision Awards on December 1st at Highwoods Properties, North Shore Commons 1 in Glen Allen, VA. Winners of the awards included the Virginia Capital Trail for Best Overall and Best Community Impact, Stone Brewing for Most Creative Land Use or … Read More

Building ‘Living’ Downtowns

On November 10th,  in  ULI Charlottesville’s Smart Growth Series, Boston-based architect David Dixon, Stantec’s Urban Design Leader, addressed the importance of urban living options in creating vibrant downtowns, and the trends that are creating a demand for dense, walkable communities. Read more about this event at: http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/25476-friendship-court-architect-urban-density-increases/