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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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ULI Panel Tackles Soulsville’s Dilemma as Shadyac Reveals Concept

By Madeline Faber Local shareholders and national development leaders got deep in the heart of Soulsville USA this week with an all-day deliberation on how to bring placemaking to one of Memphis’ struggling historical areas. The “technical advisory panel,” assembled by the Memphis chapter of the Urban Land Institute, culminated in a town hall meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Stax Music Academy. Nearby on McLemore Avenue loomed the New Towne Center, the bankrupt community anchor that sold at auction last month. Filmmaker Tom Shadyac bought the 77,000-square- foot center … Read More

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Deep into Soulsville: Development pros dive 12 hours into historic neighborhood

by Thomas Bailey September 16, 2015 11:35 AM A panel of development experts took a 12-hour dive into Soulsville, the South Memphis neighborhood so thick with musical and cultural history and so thin on supermarkets, restaurants and other services. The “technical assistance panel” assembled by the Urban Land Institute surfaced Tuesday evening before a standing room crowd in the Stax Music Academy with recommendations for how to leverage Soulsville’s strengths to rebuild a more vibrant neighborhood…. Continue reading this article here…  

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Soulsville Recommendations from ULI (and Tom Shadyac)

POSTED BY BIANCA PHILLIPS ON TUE, SEP 15, 2015 AT 7:52 PM Soulsville needs more organic development, a reinforced neighborhood identity, better wayfinding signs, and maybe a coffee shop, according to members of an Urban Land Institute (ULI) technical advisory panel. Members of the panel — a mix of architects, artists, development professionals, and Soulsville residents — discussed these recommendations and others at a public meeting Tuesday afternoon at the Stax Academy. Continue reading this article here…

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Registration is Open for the 2015 Fall Meeting

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Connect with the world of real estate in the tech capital of the world. Registration is now open for the 2015 ULI Fall Meeting, October 5-8, 2015 in San Francisco. Join more than 6,000 leaders from around the world and from every sector of real estate and land use to share best practices and get the latest information on trends affecting the industry. Register now for the best price, and to have your pick of optional tours and hotel rooms. Register for the Fall Meeting Keynote Speakers Condoleezza Rice Former … Read More

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THE PRESENT: Overton Square Development Going Strong

As Overton Square prepares to blow out 45 candles as part of a milestone anniversary celebration May 23, development activity at the Midtown landmark is still going strong. Bob Loeb, president of square developer Loeb Properties, says “another performing arts existing provider in town” wants to relocate to the square, something addressed as part of a local Urban Land Institute technical advisory panel convened earlier this month to look at that prospect, among other issues. “We wanted the panel to look at, ‘Is it the highest and best use, do … Read More

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Real Estate Pros Optimistic about Next Three Years

A commentary on the April 2015 Real Estate Consensus Forecast by William Maher of LaSalle Investment Management The latest survey results of the semi-annual ULI/E&Y Real Estate Consensus Forecast, prepared by the ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate, predict three more years of very favorable real estate conditions in the US. The survey was completed by 46 real estate economists in March 2015. Areas where optimism is most pronounced over the 2015-7 forecast period include: Net job growth should be 2.9 million per year, compared to a long … Read More

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