• Membership

    Connect. Learn. Give back. Become a member of ULI. Bringing the industry together.  It’s all about the people. People with diverse experience, building better communities and successful careers, through participation in ULI. Unique among professional organizations, ULI brings together people in every profession and sector … Read More

  • Local Initiatives

    The ULI mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in the creation of sustainable thriving neighborhoods and communities. Through ULI Memphis we support best practices, education and research at the local level. Today, ULI Memphis is involved in the leadership … Read More

ULI Memphis News

National spotlight: What smart cities can...

by Richard J. Alley The story of sprawl in Memphis begins as early as the 1950s and with one of the first suburban shopping centers in the country, Poplar Plaza, built at the edge of the city’s eastern limit. The sprawl continued in earnest throughout the ‘70s, … Read More

ULI Case Studies

ULI Case Studies showcase innovative approaches and best practices in real estate and urban development. Each case study provides detailed information about the ideas, plans, process, performance, and lessons learned for an exemplary and often award-winning development project. New ULI Case Studies are released each … Read More

Oklahoma City mayor to speak in Memphis Wednesday,...

by Kyle Veazey In some two decades, Oklahoma City has seen a revival. A once-dormant economy is now thriving; a waning city core, by many accounts, is being renewed. How did it happen — and what can a similarly-sized metro area like Memphis learn? The … Read More

City Sprouts: Urban agriculture movement...

by Amos Maki The vacant homes and lots on Jennette Place near Walker Avenue and Mississippi Boulevard in South Memphis began germinating like an urban form of kudzu. They appeared like an invasive species in this proud neighborhood, spreading quickly, choking the life from viable … Read More