Monthly Archives: March 2016

Thoughts on Challenges Facing Community Development

Originally appeared in Saporta Report March 14, 2016 by Stephen Arms Community development – typified by small, scale-appropriate projects that fit within the surrounding community – has never been a simple proposition. Prior to the recession, there were numerous firms who focused on this type of development, many doing very good work. Since the recovery however, these types of community development opportunities have been hard to catalyze, because developers doing this type of work, which is usually key to their mission, have been slow to recover. From a broader market … Read More

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National Spotlight on Atlanta’s ‘SoYES’

Originally posted in Saporta Report March 1, 2016 By Sarah Kirsch of the Urban Land Institute At its annual meeting last week, Midtown Alliance President & CEO Kevin Green shared that there is significant investment and change coming to the area of the city south of North Avenue. So much, in fact, that locals will no longer refer to it as ‘SoNo’ but ‘SoYES.’ Who doesn’t love a good pun? It so happens that over the last two months, ‘SoYES’ has been the focus of the national ULI Hines Student Competition and the country’s … Read More

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Applications for (C)reative Development Council Close Friday

ULI Atlanta is pleased to announce the launch of our third local product council – the (C)reative Development Council. Background: ULI Atlanta currently has two existing product councils. The Livable Communities Council is focused on advancing walkable communities and TOD by working with key community partners as well broad education on the need for transit investment and walkable infrastructure. The Capital Markets Council is designed to provide a two-way conversation between key real estate leaders and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. These Councils have provided meaningful ways to ULI … Read More

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