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Meet ULI Virginia’s Incoming District Council Chair: Ann Neil Cosby


  Meet Ann Neil  

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Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2017

June 7th (Hampton Roads) and June 8th (Charlottesville) presentations for your viewing enjoyment! et-2017-hampton-roads et-2017-charlottesville

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ULI/GRACRE Clicks & Bricks presentation

On May 16, 2017, ULI & GRACRE joint ventured at Regency Mall Food Court in Richmond, VA in a disucssion about retail models that work for people who are making increasing use of a growing array of Internet-connected tools to change how they search, shop, and buy. Creative retailers are using the new technologies to innovate just about everything stores do from managing inventory, to marketing, to getting paid. Click here: clicksbricks

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New Members

Please welcome the following new members to ULI Virginia: Deborah Lynne Brown ♦ Kirah George ♦ Shawn Glerum ♦ John (Jack) D. Horn ♦ Max Hutson ♦ Alexander Ikefuna ♦ Jeffrey Kornblau ♦ Mark Kronenthal ♦ Mike Molzahn ♦ Thomas B Price, II

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Best Practices in Creative Placemaking Video

Presentation from the April 14th Hometown Summit conference in Charlottesville featuring ULI senior visiting fellow, Juanita Hardy. Discover the 10 best practices for successful creative placemaking with case studies in the presentation below. best-practices-in-creative-placemaking_va-hometown-summit

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Stimulating Entrepreneurial Culture Through Public Private Partnership


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 of the presentation can be downloaded from the link below: tom-murphy_february-2017 As three term mayor of Pittsburgh, he initiated a public/private partnership strategy that leveraged Carnegie Mellon University’s academic presence to create regional economic development in technology fields and more than $4.5 billion in economic … Read More

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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 the entire case study, please visit http://returnsonresilience.uli.org/case/brock-environmental-center/

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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 Rezoning, Quirk Hotel for Best Renovation or Adaptive Reuse, 25th Street Mixed Use Development for Best Public / Private Partnership, and Crescent Square for Innovative Deal of the Year. Victoria Picket was selected as the Young Leader of the Year, and Andrew Basham was chosen … Read More

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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/

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Sustainable & Profitable – Is It Possible?


On Wednesday September 28th, a fantastic ULI event was held at the Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach. Speakers Thomas Quattlebaum, Sea Level Rise Fellow with the  Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and Dr. Brian Batten Senior Coastal Scientist with Dewberry discussed how climate change, sea level rise, extended storms and droughts, pose short and long term opportunities and risks for urban planning and development in Hampton Roads. After the discussion, attendees were also given a tour of the Brock Center, one of the greenest buildings in the world – having achieved one of the … Read More

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