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On December 14, 2018, ULI Virginia conducted an UrbanPlan for Public Officials Workshop for the City of Richmond’s departments of public works, public utilities, and planning. Robert Taylor, Executive Director of the VCU Kornblau Real Estate Program graciously offered space at the School of Business and also conducted the workshop with help from ULI’s Senior Director of UrbanPlan, Sophie Lambert. It was a terrific and memorable day! Here’s the video: UP4PO Video UrbanPlan for Public Officials workshops are ideal for local decision makers who would like to learn more about … Read More
ULI VIRGINIA’S FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Creating and Sustaining Happiness in Virginia Communities Peter Kageyema Author: “For the Love of Cities” What makes cities loveable? Why do we connect emotionally with some places and not others? And why does that matter? June Williamson June Williamson is associate professor of architecture at The City College of New York’s Spitzer School of Architecture. She is coauthor, with Ellen Dunham-Jones, of Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs. Williamson served as the Jury Coordinator for the Long Island Index’s 2010 design competition, Build a Better Burb. Ideas from … Read More
Program Details: The suburbs have been a critical focus for ULI since our founding but have suffered from a lack of definition. Due to changing demographics, innovations in land use, building and design, and evolving definitions of ‘livability’, the Richmond market is seeing exciting examples of ‘densification’ outside the core. This trend demonstrates a ‘new way of development’ in suburban communities and urban neighborhoods towards more compact and mixed-use. ‘Contagious density’ tends to result in more creative spaces and places, both impacting and impacted by a new infrastructure, opportunities for walk- and … Read More
Nick Cooper, 38 vice president and lead architectural designer at HKS Architects Architect Nick Cooper has shot up the ladder in the design field. In just four years at the Richmond office of HKS, a global architecture company, he’s become vice president and lead architectural designer. “I oversee multiple projects” locally and beyond the area, mostly in the mid-Atlantic, he says. What he likes about his work, besides the sheer pleasure of design, is its “collaborative nature. I pride myself on encouraging others. I can inspire designers under me and … Read More
ULI Virginia is in search for the next District Council Chair to represent ULI Virginia and provide overall strategic leadership. Selection criteria and responsibilities are included in the attached application. Interested parties are encouraged to apply for this opportunity no later than November 1, 2018.
UVA $180 million Athletics Master Plan