ULI Cincinnati News

Niehoff Urban Studio honors John Barrett as a Urban Visionary and City Builder

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Niehoff Urban Studio invites you to join them at the third annual UC Niehoff Urban Studio Fundraiser on November 19, 2015. They will honor Western & Southern Financial Group CEO John Barrett as a “Urban Visionary and City Builder”. Proceeds will support students working and studying at the studio to serve local communities through design and research. Please find an interactive link to registration here: regonline.com/Niehoff2015. The Studio has had an exciting past year with ten classes including more than 250 students from Urban Planning, Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Architecture, Horticulture, … Read More

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Winning team proposes “Burnet Square” for Avondale in second UC-ULI Cincinnati case competition


On October 29, at the University of Cincinnati, five student teams made their final presentations vying for a $5000 award, in the second annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Cincinnati Case Competition. The event concluded an eight week course done in collaboration with UC Real Estate Program and Center, UC College of DAAP’s Niehoff Urban Studio and ULI Cincinnati. The assigned case this year was a 5.5 acre mixed use site in Avondale, located near Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Information on the site was provided to the teams with the help of Franz … Read More

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Cities Which Outperform Cincinnati on Transit Tend to Outperform Cincinnati on Economic Strength

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Chamber, Agenda 360, Skyward, ULI release Regional Indicators Report CINCINNATI—November 10, 2015— The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Agenda 360 initiative, Skyward and Urban Land Institute today released The Connected Region; a Transit Regional Indicators Report. Like all Regional Indicators Reports, The Connected Region compares the Cincinnati Metro area with 11 peer cities that Greater Cincinnati competes with for people and jobs (Austin, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus, Denver, Indianapolis, Louisville, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Raleigh and St. Louis). Key findings include: Competitive regions that out-perform Cincinnati on top indicators of economic strength tend to … Read More

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The Emerging Leaders Program from a new member’s perspective


Hi, I’m Scott and I’m new. New to the Marketing Committee. New to ULI. New to this business in general. When I started researching the Emerging Leaders program, I wanted to learn about the previous classes and find out why people should want to be involved in the future. I reached out to the program chair, Nick Hoyng, to learn more. Nick began by sending me an overview of the program and suggested I look it over and we follow up with a phone call the next day to answer any … Read More

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Regional Product Council to Pittsburgh


The Regional Product Council (RPC) of the ULI East Central region (including Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Indiana, and Pittsburgh) gathered in Pittsburgh this September for two days of sessions and tours focused on Urban Infill and Mixed-Use Development. ULI Pittsburgh hosted the RPC meet-up of more than 30 ULI members, showcasing its neighborhoods and urban core. City officials and industry leaders shared stories of Pittsburgh’s past, present, and future with several award-winning projects highlighting the city’s renewal. The first day included a walking tour of the urban core with the Pittsburgh Downtown … Read More

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UC-ULI collaborate for second student case competition

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ULI Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati are in the midst of their second local case competition this fall. This year, the case class enrollment exceeded expectations, and has five teams of four students, each well-balanced from the disciplines of planning, design (DAAP) and real estate (Lindner College of Business). The studio competition offers three hours of course credit and qualifies as a service learning collaborative for students. The class is modeled after the ULI Hines national competitions which occur annually. The assigned case this year is a mixed use site … Read More

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The Connected Region: Transit’s Role in Economic Development

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Transit’s Role in Economic Development ULI Cincinnati, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Agenda 360 and Skyward invite you to The Connected Region: Transit’s Role in Economic Development. The agenda for the morning includes: Release of a transit-focused Regional Indicator’s Report that uses data to benchmark the Greater Cincinnati region against 11 peer regions. Panel of local leaders discussing the role of transit in economic development and community vitality. Keynote from Gabe Klein, a national thought leader on transit. Listen to his recent interview on The Diane Rehm Show, NPR. Gabe Klein formerly … Read More

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Engaging the Strengths of the Generations


Join Dr. Jillian Darwish for an interactive workshop where participants will explore current research on the generations, appreciate the opportunities within each, and make plans to leverage the possibilities for working effectively across all the generations. The workshop will take place on October 1, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. including a networking happy hour following the program. This event, presented by United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Garydon Head and Design Impact, will be held at BOOST, 538 Reading Road, Loft 300 in Cincinnati. Seating is limited, RSVP to … Read More

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DTZ and Cushman & Wakefield Close on Merger


Commercial real estate giants DTZ and Cushman & Wakefield closed on their $2 billion merger on September 2, 2015, creating a firm that has 43,000 employees worldwide. The combined company will operate as Cushman & Wakefield and be owned by an investor group backed by Fort Worth, Texas-based TPG, Asian-based PAG and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. The deal brings another name change to DTZ, Cincinnati’s second-largest commercial real estate firm, which was known as Cassidy Turley Commercial Real Estate Services until March 2015. “This is a game-changing event in … Read More

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The Pressing Need for Density


The need to create successful, dense urban environments has never been greater: 54 percent of the world’s population – some 3.9 billion people – lives in urbanized areas, and the number of people living in cities around the world will increase by one billion by 2030. Solving this challenge presented by an increasingly crowded planet requires effective management of rapid urbanization to create livable, prosperous cities. Density is an important tool in this respect, but comes in different forms than we have seen in the past. This presents two key … Read More

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