Urban Land Institute to Advise City of Detroit on Long-Term Financial Sustainability For Parks and Public Spaces

A group of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts representing the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will be making recommendations next week to the City of Detroit on how to create sustainable financial models for the city’s growing network of parks and public spaces and the connectors among them, including urban walking and biking trails. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary real estate organization whose work is driven by 43,000-plus members dedicated to responsible land use and building thriving, sustainable communities….
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The Urban Land Institute to Advise Central Atlanta Progress on Planning and Development of the “Stitch,” a Proposal for Vibrant Park Space Along I-75 and I-85 Connector

A group of nationally renowned land use, urban design and real estate experts representing the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will be visiting Atlanta February 24-March 1 to provide strategic advice on the funding, planning and development of the Stitch, a proposal for a freeway “lid” with vibrant park space situated between Interstate 75 and Interstate 85 in the city’s downtown….
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New Grant Funding Supports 10 Cities Participating in 10-Minute Walk Campaign

As part of the 10-Minute Walk campaign, which aims to address the fact that 1 in 3 Americans don’t have a park within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of home, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), along with The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), has selected 10 campaign cities nationwide to receive grant funding totaling $400,000. This funding will be used to support city planning and policy efforts that help increase access to high-quality, close-to-home parks and public green space. The cities are as follows:…
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The Case for Open Space: Why the Real Estate Industry Should Invest in Parks and Open Spaces

This publication outlines four compelling cases for developers to invest in open space. Each case is supported by research and project briefs, and insights from developers, public officials, and others working at the intersection of open space and real estate development. …
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Fitzgerald: A Detroit neighborhood moving forward with green space

At the Building Healthy Places Interest Forum in Detroit, ULI members from across the country explored how the city, with the help of Reimagining the Civic Commons, is harnessing investment in parks and public spaces — both existing and new — to heal and reinvigorate neighborhoods devastated by Detroit’s tough economic times….
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