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Housing in the Evolving Atlanta Suburb


ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing, in partnership with RCLCO, released an in-depth study covering the evolution of urban and suburban housing markets. Specifically, it takes a fresh look at how we define urban verses suburban and the wide variety of housing characteristics and development opportunities. On Tuesday, February 7th a panel came together to discuss the current trends, market variances, and changes in consumer preferences. While presenters, Adam Ducker and Stockton Williams zoomed in on the Atlanta market and suburbs.  See presentation HERE. Panelists included (from left to right): Mike Busher – Senior Vice President-Land Acquisition and … Read More

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Wishing you a very Happy Holiday Season!

ULI Atlanta Members and Friends, As 2016 winds down, we want to take a moment to thank you for your leadership, partnership, and support. It has been a remarkable year working together to move the needle on responsible land use. We know you have been busy – ranging from the very visible cranes of infill development across our city and the resounding public support to expand MARTA and the BeltLine to the quieter work of creative placemaking, project and policy feasibility, and long range planning for our region. We hope … Read More

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Top of Mind Issues at the Bottom of the Ballot

Residents in the City of Atlanta and Fulton County will have the opportunity to vote on transportation investment in November. These will be the last questions on the ballot. Get informed about each – two votes in the City of Atlanta and one of Fulton County outside of the City – and share with your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues. Download Handout Download Handout Download Handout

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Apply Now for CFL Class of 2017!


Our MISSION is to cultivate leadership and life-strategy skills by teaching emerging leaders in the real estate and land use industries how the Atlanta region gets built. WHY PARTICIPATE: • Collaborate with real estate professionals in problem solving; • Interface with like-minded professionals; • Engage with top speakers from every facet of land use in a small group environment; • Establish relationships with a diverse group of professionals; and • Expand your perspectives on the development process as well as issues and opportunities facing the Atlanta region. WHO PARTICIPATES: • … 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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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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Mayors of Birmingham, Denver, Long Beach and Rochester Selected as 2016 Class of Daniel Rose Fellows


The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) today announced that mayors from four cities—Birmingham, Ala.; Denver; Long Beach, Calif.; and Rochester, N.Y.—have been selected as the 2016 class of Daniel Rose Fellows by the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use. Mayors William Bell, Michael Hancock, Robert Garcia and Lovely Warren will lead teams from their respective cities who will receive technical assistance on a local land use challenge from NLC, ULI and their peers from the other fellowship cities. The four city teams … Read More

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2015 Awards for Excellence Finalists Announced

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131 Ponce Apartments  Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail  Avalon Crescent Terminus Inman Quarter Junior Achievement’s Chick-fil-A Foundation  Discovery Center Krog Street Market MARTA Buckhead Station & Pedestrian Bridge SkyHouse Buckhead  

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Downtown Atlanta Has a Great Soundtrack

Sarah Kirsch

By Sarah Kirsch, Executive Director or ULI Atlanta We loved our Atlanta offices, which for years were in a lovely green campus in Cumberland-Galleria. We were always steps away from other office buildings, a hotel, and a mall. Last week, we moved to downtown Atlanta and I quickly remembered why there is nothing like downtowns in many big cities. Downtown Atlanta has its own soundtrack – and it changes all day long. On Tuesday, as I walked down Peachtree, I heard music coming from The Hard Rock, The Ellis Hotel, … Read More

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