Monthly Archives: May 2014

City of Vancouver invites entries for inaugural Urban Design Awards

The City of Vancouver invites entries for its inaugural Urban Design Awards which will celebrate design excellence in our city. Submissions are now being accepted in the following categories for designs that reflect the highest standards in architecture and urban design and contribute to Vancouver’s vibrancy and livability: Residential buildings (small, medium or large scale) Commercial buildings Government and institutional buildings Urban elements Innovation Outstanding sustainable design Landscape, public space and infrastructure Special Jury Award To be eligible, projects must have received an occupancy permit after January 1, 2012 and … Read More

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New from ULI Case Studies: The Rise in Vancouver

In this new Case Study from ULI, The Rise is an exemplary model of transit-oriented, central-city development that successfully mixes large-format retail uses with smaller shops and housing in a well-resolved mid-rise form. The Rise is an urban infill, residential-over-retail building located next to downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. The site was originally occupied by a car dealership, but international developer Grosvenor saw the potential for the company to expand into a dynamic, rapidly growing urban market. Its primary retail tenants are three large-format stores: Home Depot, Save-On-Foods, and Winners/HomeSense. Above these stores are … Read More

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Last Chance to Nominate for 40 Under 40 Competition

ULI members have until June 1 to nominate outstanding leaders in real estate and land use for Urban Land magazine’s 40 Under 40 competition. Winners will be recognized at the 2014 Fall Meeting in New York City. Check out the video on this competition here.

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Introducing the 2014 Urban Open Space Award Finalists

Parks in Columbus, Tulsa, Dallas, Santa Fe and Cincinnati have been selected as finalists for the Urban Open Space Award, which recognizes outstanding public spaces that have enriched and revitalized their surrounding communities. An international jury – representing several facets of development expertise including finance, architecture, land planning and development, public affairs, design, and professional services – will select one winner later in the year. The winning project is scheduled to be announced at the ULI Fall Meeting, set for October 21-23, 2014 in New York City. A $10,000 cash prize … Read More

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Don’t Miss Housing Opportunity 2014 – Register by Tomorrow

Housing Opportunity is ULI’s premier housing event and regularly attracts a diverse mix of private and nonprofit real estate developers, public officials, urban and regional planners, housing advocates, smart growth and sustainability experts, architects, investors and lenders, and real estate agents. This year’s conference, hosted by the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing, will be held May 14 to 16 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver. The program will focus on how healthy design intersects with the industry goal of expanding opportunities for residential development. The conference features national experts on … Read More

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Download Presentations from the 2014 Spring Meeting

The 2014 Spring Meeting attracted 3,000 of the top leaders from every sector of the real estate industry to Vancouver, British Columbia, for three days of exclusive programming. Videos of select presentations are now available at, as well as PDFs of the slideshow presentations from many of the Spring Meeting speakers. Watch the videos and download the presentations at

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