Category Archives: Urban Development

Call for Entries: Apply for One of ULI’s Prestigious Awards Programmes in 2015

Awards of excellence

The official 2015 ULI awards season is upon us!  Apply now or forward this message to a colleague who has designed or developed an exceptional project that you think is deserving of recognition. These two global programmes are open to all, not just ULI members. Submissions for these awards are due 16 March 2015. Visit to apply or more information. The ULI Global Awards for Excellence define the standard for real estate development practice worldwide. In its 37th year, the programme is the centrepiece of ULI’s efforts to identify and promote best practices … Read More

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„Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places Germany“


Die Initiative Building Healthy Places des ULI zeigt auf, wie eng die Gestaltung unserer Lebens- und Arbeitsräume in unmittelbarer Verbindung mit unserer Gesundheit steht. Die Gesundheit der Gesellschaft wird nicht allein Vertreter aus dem Gesundheitswesen betreffen, sondern vermehrt auch eine Rolle in der Stadt- und Verkehrsplanung, Architektur und Immobilienwirtschaft spielen. Erfahren Sie mehr dazu in der aktuellen Publikation des ULI Germany „Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places Germany“ >> DOWNLOAD

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ULI Germany wins Urban Innovation Grants

urban innocation grant 2014

16 Urban Innovation Grants Awarded at the ULI Fall Meeting in NYC By Robert Krueger / October 22, 2014 Sixteen grants totaling $320,000 have been awarded to Urban Land Institute (ULI) district and national councils through ULI’s Urban Innovation Grants program. Only ULI district and national councils are eligible to apply for grants, with awards ranging between $10,000 and $25,000. Funding for this year’s recipients is provided by the ULI Foundation’s Annual Fund and the Kresge Foundation. The ULI Annual Fund, which provided $260,000 of total awards, supports local ULI … Read More

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ULI Seeks Projects That Promote Health

ULI is soliciting input for its next publication. For this publication we will be compiling practical, health-promoting strategies that can be implemented by developers or property owners and managers at the project or building scales.   Are you working on a project we should know about? Click here to tell us about it.  

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Quality of Infrastructure Is Key to Real Estate Development Decisions


The quality of infrastructure systems—including transportation, utilities, and telecommunications—is the most important factor influencing real estate investment and development decisions in cities around the world, according to a survey of public sector and private sector leaders conducted by the Urban Land Institute and EY. The findings are included in the Infrastructure 2014: Shaping the Competitive City report, released this week at ULI’s 2014 Spring Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. Related: Infrastructure 2014: Shaping the Competitive City The survey, conducted in January 2014, reflects the opinions of 241 public sector officials and … Read More

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Webinar on Green and Energy-Efficient Housing

Register: March 18 Webinar on Green and Energy-Efficient Housing The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing’s webinar series, the ULI Housing Interchange, offers timely programming on a range of housing policy issues and real deals. The 2014 series will highlight the latest innovations and trends in residential real estate and community development. Expert speakers will cover topics, including green and energy-efficient housing, mixed use communities, and intergenerational living. Register today for the first webinar in the 2014 series: New Innovations in Green Communities and Energy-Efficient Housing Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:00 … Read More

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ULI’s Embrace of Complete Streets Reaches around the World

Photograph from Completing Our Streets, courtesy of Alec Hamilton/Walk San Diego.

Photograph from Completing Our Streets, courtesy of Alec Hamilton/Walk San Diego.     From St. Petersburg, Florida to Moscow, Russia, ULI expert teams have drawn attention to the importance of creating places that encourage walking and bicycling. Safety and environmental sustainability are big concerns. Equally striking is how many of these expert teams identified the importance of walking and bicycling to the marketability and economic vitality of the sites under examination. As mentioned in “Embracing the Street: Policies Aimed at Transportation Safety Help Land Development” (Urban Land, Jan/Feb 2014), ULI’s … Read More

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URBAN LAND Introduces HafenCity Hamburg


ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Hafen City, Hamburg, Germany By Daniel Lobo Master Developer: Hafen City, Hamburg GmbH Owner: Sondervermögen Stadt und Hafen (Special Asset “City and Port”/”City and Port” Urban Development Funds). Master plan: Kees Christaanse, Rotterdam/Zürich; ASTOC, Cologne, and hamburgplan, Hamburg. Open space planning: EMBT, Barcelona; Beth Gali, Barcelona; Günther Vogt, Zürich; and Atelier Loidl, Berlin. The inner city of Hamburg is expanding toward the Elbe River by redeveloping the adjacent former port area into a new, 388- acre (157 ha) downtown area. A lively urban space is taking shape, bringing together workplaces; … Read More

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Berlin heading for European Champions League?

Sehr geehrte ULI Mitglieder, in den letzten Jahren ist ein Berlin-Boom entstanden, der nicht nur Menschen aller Herren Länder in die Stadt zieht, sondern zugleich immer mehr internationale Investoren. Auch bei den sozialversicherungspflichtigen Jobs weist Berlin seit Jahren den größten Zuwachs in Deutschland auf und ist damit zur deutschen Wachstumslokomotive geworden. Und das obwohl sich Großprojekte wie der neue Flughafen, die Inbetriebnahme des BND-Komplexes mit allein schon 4.000 neuen Jobs oder der komplette Umzug aller Bundesministerien weiter verzögern und Berlin weder als Banken- noch als Industriestandort so gut aufgestellt ist, … Read More

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Die HafenCity Hamburg hat in Chicago den renommierten „ULI Global Award for Excellence“ 2013 verliehen bekommen


11. November 2013. Die HafenCity Hamburg GmbH hat einen der bedeutendsten internationalen Awards für den Bereich Stadtentwicklung und Immobilienwirtschaft verliehen bekommen, den „ULI Global Award for Excellence“. Er wurde im Rahmen der großen Herbstkonferenz des ULI Urban Land Institutes in Chicago am 8. November verliehen. Seit 1979 zeichnet das ULI Urban Land Institute, die größte Non-Profit-Organisation im Bereich Immobilien- und Stadtentwicklung mit Sitz in Washington, jedes Jahr international herausragende Immobilien- und Stadtentwicklungsprojekte im öffentlichen und privaten Sektor aus. Die Besonderheit des ULI Global Awards for Excellence ist, dass es keine … Read More

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