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Join your peers from every sector of the real estate industry for the Institute's flagship virtual event. The 2020 ULI Virtual Fall Meeting will be held online October 13–15, 2020. Registration opens August 4.

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Jonathan H. Brinsden Appointed ULI Americas Chairman

Jonathan H. Brinsden, chief executive officer of Houston-based real estate investment and development firm Midway, has been appointed ULI Americas Chairman. Brinsden, who succeeds Jack Chandler, founder of Majesteka Investment Holdings, will serve on a voluntary basis for a two-year term starting on July 1, 2020, and will also join the ULI Global Board of Directors. Read more.

ULI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Update

We wanted to provide you with an update on ULI’s work to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) throughout the real estate industry and within our Institute. We are increasing and accelerating our already considerable efforts to promote diversity since there is much to be accomplished. This communication is not meant to be a comprehensive overview of all we are doing and will do, but rather a start at communicating some of the steps ULI has taken and is taking to accelerate representation of minorities across membership and staff. Read more.


New Advisory Services Report on Park Equity Released

Kansas City, Missouri, can help tackle the city’s racial division by establishing a more equitable process for parks and recreation investment, according to a new Advisory Services report. It advises the city to listen to the broad-based needs of the community and establish a new parks conservancy to raise funds, advocate for improvements, and deliver programs that activate the public realm. Read the report on Knowledge Finder.

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Final Showdown – UrbanPlan National Competition
In 2020, ULI held its first-ever UrbanPlan National Student Competition. Ten teams of high school students who completed UrbanPlan this year at school joined. They went through the UrbanPlan exercise again but responded to an additional set of criteria from the city that prompted them to consider COVID-19 and its impact on a community.