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ULI Student Scholarships

Do you have an intern or know a local college student who is interested in ULI? ULI Memphis will award one year ULI memberships to eight local undergraduate or graduate students. Recipients will receive all the benefits of a regular membership, including access to all ULI programs and networking opportunities with local ULI Memphis members. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2017. More information on how to get involved can be found in the ULI Memphis Brochure and the scholarship application can be found here.

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Special Membership Offer

Join ULI and save $25! The best opportunities to get involved and build relationships are reserved for ULI members. And members save 25% or more on all ULI offerings  including books, events, and educational workshops. Joining will be one of the best investments you will ever make. Join by June 30, 2017 using promo code MEM17CA and save $25 off your annual membership dues! Visit uli.org/join and enter promo code at checkout.

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Job Opportunity – Deputy Executive Director/Chief Operations Officer

Memphis Housing Authority is seeking a Deputy Executive Director/Chief Operations Officer. The posting expires May 26, 2017. More information can be found here.

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RegionSmart 2017 – News Coverage

EMOTIONAL ‘LOVE NOTES’ CONNECT CITY WITH CITIZENS, REGIONSMART SPEAKERS SAY -MEMPHIS DAILY NEWS source: https://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2017/apr/27/kageyama-challenges-citizens-to-create-loveable-city/ THE 9:01: REGIONSMART NOTES -COMMERCIAL APPEAL source: http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/local/the-901/2017/05/01/901-regionsmart-notes-knowledge-bowl-recap/101147302/  MAYORS AND PLANNERS CHALLENGE ASSUMPTIONS AT REGIONSMART -MEMPHIS DAILY NEWS source: https://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2017/may/1/mayors-and-planners-challenge-assumptions-at-regionsmart/  RIDING NEW WAVE: IN REGIONSMART WORLD, LEADERS LEARN TO LOVE THEIR NEIGHBORS -MEMPHIS DAILY NEWS source: https://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2017/apr/22/riding-new-wave/  REGIONSMART SPEAKER TO HIGHLIGHT URBAN RETROFITTING -MEMPHIS DAILY NEWS source: https://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2017/apr/19/regionsmart-to-highlight-suburban-retrofitting/ NYC PARKS COMMISSIONER JOINS REGIONSMART -MEMPHIS DAILY NEWS source: https://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2017/apr/5/nyc-parks-commissioner-joins-regionsmart/ REGIONSMART SUMMIT SEEKS TO INCREASE ECONOMIC VITALITY IN THE MID-SOUTH -MEMPHIS DAILY NEWS source: https://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2017/apr/26/regionsmart-summit-seeks-to-increase-economic-vitality-in-the-mid-south/

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Job Opportunity – South City Project Manager

Memphis Housing Authority seeks a project manager for the South City Choice Neighborhoods Project. It closes Friday, June 24. More information can be found here.

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Special Membership Offer

Update 7/12/16 – This membership offer has been extended! Use code JULYJOIN to save $25 on your ULI membership by July 31.  Join ULI today and save $25 off your membership fees using code SPR25 at http://uli.org/membership/join/. This offer is available for a limited time for all new members or professionals whose membership has lapsed more than 90 days. It applies to Associates, Associates Under 35 (aka Young Leaders Group), and Full Members. With the changes that are still occurring in the industry, now is the time to join the most … Read More

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Job Opportunity | Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability

The Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability is seeking applicants for the position of Administrator (Director) to lead the office. This is a high profile position coordinating the sustainability programs of Memphis and Shelby County, including implementation of the Sustainable Shelby Plan and Mid-South Regional Greenprint. The selected Administrator will also play a key role in implementation of Shelby County’s recent award of $60.4 million from the HUD National Disaster Resilience Competition. The selected Administrator will be a joint appointee of the mayors of the City of Memphis and Shelby County. … Read More

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JOB OPENINGS | Medical District Collaborative

Newly formed Medical District Collaborative is soliciting applications for a program coordinator and/or program manager. See link below for job description and application instructions. For more information: www.mdcollaborative.org. MDC Job Announcement

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Urban Planning Practice Shows How Design Can Combat Crime

By Madeline Faber What if, instead of piling on security guards and higher fences, developers combatted crime through design? That’s the theory behind Crime Prevention through Environmental Design, an urban planning practice that studies how the built environment impacts social behavior. At a Thursday, Nov. 12, meeting of the Urban Land Institute’s Memphis chapter, Brandon Gaitor, special projects manager with blight-fighting group Neighborhood Preservation Inc., talked about the subconscious cues that lead a person to commit crime. “So many messages are sent from the language of your property,” said Gaitor. … Read More

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Growing smart: Urban Land Institute brings know-how to city building

by Lance Wiedower | Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Behind many local neighborhood revitalization initiatives and real estate projects is the expertise of Urban Land Institute Memphis. Their work is varied and often complex, but their vision is simple: convene smart people to build better communities. To outsiders, it might be said that Memphis has arrived. To those working on the inside, Memphis has been “there” all along. To them, it’s possible the city is just hitting a consistent stride. Anna Holtzclaw sees it. She’s the District Coordinator for Urban Land … Read More

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