Monthly Archives: March 2014

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 month on this website, and users can access an archive of more than 500 case studies.

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Oklahoma City mayor to speak in Memphis Wednesday, touting experience improving city’s quality of life

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 man credited with spearheading much of the turnaround, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, will be in town Wednesday to share ideas in a lunchtime event sponsored by the local chapter of the Urban Land Institute. “It’s part inspiration, it’s part motivational, and at the same … Read More

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City Sprouts: Urban agriculture movement grows in Memphis

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 properties and growing into a scourge that at one point seemed impossible to eradicate. But hope is now growing on a nearly acre-sized urban farm at590 Jennette Place and is spreading as quickly as “the vine that ate the South.” “We’re growing what was a 3/4-of-an-acre … Read More

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Editorial: Hernando’s mayor understands the importance of a city creating a sense of place

The Commercial Appeal Staff Reports Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson gets it. He understands there is more to attracting good jobs and creative workers to a city than offering corporations tax incentives. Creating a sense of place also is important. The mayor of the DeSoto County seat of 15,000 residents recently spoke at an Urban Land Institute event in Downtown Memphis about how sidewalks, bike lanes and good urban design help make a community healthier by making it easier to get exercise. The mayor has garnered state and national recognition for … Read More

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