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Renewable Cities’ Global Learning Forum 2017

ULI BC is pleased to share SFU’s Renewable Cities upcoming event details, taking place May 17-19, 2017 in Vancouver, BC! Register for Global Learning Forum 2017 and join leaders and representatives from municipalities, the private sector, energy providers, the research community, First Nations, and more. From electricity, heating/cooling, and transportation: From policy to building political will, from finance to technology, learn about cross-cutting solutions towards 100% renewable energy in cities. A unique experience: Engage in 32 small group workshops, five inspiring plenary sessions, and four site visits to discuss urban … Read More

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How Car Sharing Can Change Urban Development

written by Wendy Waters, ULI BC Mission Advancement Chair, GWL Realty Advisors As part of ULI BC’s “Next Million Series”, ULI BC held a panel discussion on April 19th titled “Car Sharing and Changing Parking Requirements” Background: Sylvain Celaire from Modo (a car sharing co-operative) gave a background on car sharing in the Vancouver area. Two types of car sharing: One-way car share is like a self-driving taxi. Companies like Evo and Car2Go allow drivers to book and pick up a car nearby and drop it elsewhere in the city, … Read More

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Global Real Estate Investment: The Vancouver-China Nexus

ULI BC is happy to share information regarding a forum event co-hosted by the Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate (CUERE) and the Centre for Chinese Research (CCR) of the University of British Columbia “Global Real Estate Investment: The Vancouver-China Nexus” Date: April 14, 2016 Time:5:00 – 6:00 pm Reception6:00 – 7:30 pm Presentations, Q&A(*Light food and drinks will be served at the reception.) Venue:   The Park Ballroom, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Panelists: Richard Koss Director, Global Housing Watch Initiative International Monetary Fund (IMF)Shao Long (Patrick) LiPresident of Modern International Holding … Read More

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False Creek Flats Bicycle Tour – March 4, 2016

Tour of the False Creek Flats: ULI BC Members Get An Inside Look at a Rapidly Changing Industrial Area in Vancouver (written by Pietra Basilij, Sustainable Community Development, Vancouver Economic Commission) Last Friday, ULI BC hosted a tour of a different flavor. Whereas our tours typically showcase innovative new developments and urban planning initiatives, including sustainable practices and projects, the False Creek Flats tour was a showcase of a work-in-progress—an area that is poised for big change in the coming decade but isn’t there yet. So, why take a tour … Read More

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Future of Urban Transportation – Cross Canada Perspectives

With ever-more serious environmental concerns about emissions, combined with the advent of electrified vehicles, ride sharing, vehicle sharing and the advances in connected and autonomous vehicles, it is predicted that surface transportation is about to go through a major Renaissance. ITS Canada, in conjunction with Metro Vancouver, is hosting a 3-city symposium from March 8-11 in Canada.  The topic is Urban Mobility and the Future of Urban Transportation and will be of keen interest to most urban developers, architects, planners and constructors. Explore these predicted changes and help cities, regional districts, urban planners … Read More

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Registration is Open for the 2015 Fall Meeting

Registration is now open for the 2015 ULI Fall Meeting, October 5-8, 2015 in San Francisco. Join more than 6,000 leaders from around the world and from every sector of real estate and land use to share best practices and get the latest information on trends affecting the industry. Register now for the best price, and to have your pick of optional tours and hotel rooms. Register for the Fall Meeting Keynote Speakers Condoleezza Rice Former U.S. Secretary of State Brian Chesky CEO and Co-Founder Airbnb John Stumpf Chairman, President, … Read More

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