Monthly Archives: January 2016

Rose Center For Public Leadership Working With Mayor Bell On Civil Rights District


  Panel of Interdisciplinary Experts to Advise Birmingham as Part of Yearlong Fellowship Program BIRMINGHAM (January 25, 2016) — The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Birmingham Mayor William Bell to help the City, its partners and stakeholders develop a strategy that leverages the assets of the Birmingham Civil Rights District (BCRD)—including the City’s plan to invest $10 million dollars to renovate the historic A.G. Gaston Motel and build a new … Read More

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Midtown Atlanta Site Selected as Study Area for 2016 ULI Hines Student Competition

The competition area in Atlanta’s Midtown South area is not only framed by Interstate 75/85 (foreground), but also by such iconic buildings as the Bank of America Plaza (taller building at right) and the AT&T Midtown Center (left). Image: ULI/Daniel Lobo

Graduate Student Teams Challenged to Design a Market-Feasible, Sustainable Vision that Bridges Midtown and Downtown For more information, contact Robert Krueger at 202-624-7051 WASHINGTON (January 11, 2016) – The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced the selection of an area in Atlanta’s Midtown South  neighborhood as the study site in the fourteenth annual ULI Hines Student Competition. The ideas competition provides both full- and part-time graduate-level student teams the opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development program for parts of a real, large-scale site. The team with the winning … Read More

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Community building through art


by Sarah Butler It’s well known that Georgia ranks low on education, so it probably shouldn’t have been a surprise to hear that Georgia is also at the bottom for arts funding.  Living on the southeast side of town, and working downtown, I took it for granted that “Art” is a part of the everyday environment, because it’s visually evident. Yet, I do remember moving to Atlanta twelve years ago, and wondering how to find the art scene. It is here.  It isn’t limited to static art museums or traditional … Read More

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