Monthly Archives: August 2014

Price Hill TAP reveals opportunities, momentum in Incline District

3 Incline District Sign (Price Hill Will)

A national home show spotlight. Groundbreaking on a new 225-seat live performing arts venue. A 90-day city-led focused effort on beautification and crime reduction. Price Hill Incline District’s 2014 announcements indicate a historic city neighborhood in the throes of revitalization. Urban Land Institute Cincinnati (ULI), in coordination with the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority and the Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati, convened a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) in early 2014 to address the challenges and opportunities associated with the Price Hill Incline District Market Area. An eight-member … Read More

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WLI Gets an Exclusive Tour of Domino Sugar Factory


The Domino Sugar Factory on the Williamsburg waterfront, the last of its kind, is set to be demolished in 2 weeks to make way for the new development. The factory is currently displaying the Kara Walker installation “A Subtlety” (until July 6th), a homage to the unpaid and overworked artisans who have refined our sweet tastes from the cane fields to the kitchens of the world. Read more about the Domino Sugar Factory here.

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New from ULI Case Studies: Life Hub @ Daning in Shanghai


Life Hub @ Daning, a retail-anchored mixed use project in Shanghai, has developed into one of the most popular retail and entertainment venues in the Chinese city, attracting more than 60,000 visitors per day on weekdays and more than 100,000 per day on weekends. The project exemplifies how a well-planned and executed urban infill project can reshape an entire neighborhood. It has transformed the Daning neighborhood and its surrounding areas in Zhabei District, long considered a low-income and underdeveloped neighborhood with limited retail and entertainment amenities, into a vibrant community. With … Read More

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Connect with the Fall Meeting Changing World Speakers


Kick off your 2014 Fall Meeting by attending ULI’s Changing World Speaker Series on Tuesday, October 21. During this set of inspiring presentations, innovators from outside the real estate industry will bring their perspective to the pressing problems faced by ULI members. Following their panel discussion on the main stage, the speakers will participate in breakout sessions, giving Fall Meeting attendees unparalleled access to these visionaries. Meet the following Changing World speakers at the 2014 Fall Meeting in New York City: Jennifer Lawton, president of MakerBot. MakerBot is three-dimensional printer … Read More

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Online Education: Pro Forma Modeling with Excel

Roger Staiger
Managing Director
Stage Capital, LLC

In this online introductory workshop from ULI, students are guided through the construction and manipulation of a basic multifamily investment pro forma using Microsoft Excel. The four-session program is geared toward individuals who have never completed a pro forma from scratch. Starting from a blank spreadsheet, students will receive step-by-step direction in the creation of this investment pro forma. At the conclusion of the last session, participants will have completed their own investment pro forma and will have gained a new appreciation for how valuation and investment decisions are made. … Read More

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How Cities Can Prepare for and Recover from Disaster: Ten Key Steps


Sir Bob Parker was mayor of New Zealand’s second-largest city, Christchurch, when it was devastated by a series of violent earthquakes in 2011. Close to 200 people died during the quakes, and at least 10,000 were injured. In this text excerpted from Creating Resilient & Livable Cities, a report by the Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative, Parker suggests 10 practical steps that cities can take both in preparation for and recovery from a major disaster. Read more at Urban Land magazine.  

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Speakers Announced for ULI’s Building the Resilient City Conference


The ULI Urban Resilience Program will present the Building the Resilient City conference at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco on September 4 and 5. Join your peers and experts in real estate, finance, climate risk, and policy to learn how development can minimize loss and mitigate risk, and how smart development can uncover new opportunities in an uncertain future. Learn how resilience and climate change will affect your work and how to develop plans for your community to survive and thrive in the face of adversity. Keynote speakers on … Read More

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Resilient Cities Challenge Looking for Next Candidates


Last December, the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Challenge announced the first 32 cities selected in the program, ranging from Ashkelon, Israel, to Vejle, Denmark. This month, the second round of the challenge opens: applications for the program are now available. By the end of this year, 33 more cities will have been accepted into the initiative. Part of the challenge involves designating a “chief resilience officer,” which San Francisco has already done with the appointment of Patrick Otellini. Otellini will join other experts from New York City and New … Read More

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