Curtis Infrastructure Initiative

The mission of the Curtis Infrastructure Initiative is to identify and promote infrastructure solutions that make cities more resilient, sustainable, equitable, and enhance long-term real estate value.

Given ULI’s global mission to “provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide,” the Curtis Infrastructure Initiative is driven by the following principles:

  • Infrastructure should be smart, sustainable, resilient, equitable, and help drive long-term real estate value.
  • The infrastructure we build today will shape our communities for generations to come. Making smart infrastructure choices that will help drive the development of future cities should be the priority of current infrastructure investments.
  • Some of the most effective infrastructure investments are made at the local level. Connecting the public and private sector at the local level to identify and drive infrastructure solutions can help accelerate investment in the right types of infrastructure solutions for a communities’ current needs and long-term interests.
  • The term “Infrastructure” is broadly defined for ULI, and includes transportation, critical utilities (energy, water, waste, and telecommunications), and the key spaces that connect us (anchor institutions, the civic commons, and parks and open space).

Through research and publications, technical assistance, and convenings, the initiative leverages ULI’s Global member network to provide leadership on infrastructure challenges at the local, national, and global level.

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2014 Annual Report

Annual Report website home page

ULI has published its 2014 Annual Report in a digital-first format now available at

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Infrastructure 2014: Shaping the Competitive City

Infrastructure 2014, the eighth in a series of annual reports from the Urban Land Institute and EY, is…

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Washington Post Hosts First "America Answers" Event on the Future of Infrastructure

The Washington Post hosted its "Fix My Commute" event, which brought together representatives from the public and private…

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ULI Research Roundup: The Economic Value of Pedestrian Infrastructure and Amenities

More and more communities are making investments in pedestrian infrastructure and amenities. What is the economic payback of…

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'Great Cities Start With Great Streets': ULI Endorses Urban Street Design Guide from National Association of City Transportation Officials

The Urban Land Institute, a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and creating sustainable…

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Lessons learned from ULI Triangle transit workshop

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, Human Transit author and consultant, Jarrett Walker, conducted a 7-hour workshop for ULI…

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The Team

Paul Angelone 
Senior Director, Curtis Infrastructure Initiative