Monthly Archives: July 2014

Want to Make a Difference? Become an UrbanPlan Volunteer

If you think you have what it takes to go into area high schools to inspire and inform future leaders about land use and real estate, Become an UrbanPlan volunteer! What is UrbanPlan? A realistic, engaging, and academically challenging classroom-based, web-supported program in which students learn the roles, issues, trade-offs, and economics involved in urban development. It provides our future voters, neighbors, community leaders, public officials, and land use professionals with a hands-on experience in developing realistic land use solutions to vexing urban growth challenges. The Time Commitment Volunteers must commit … Read More

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Student & WLI Scholarships available for the ULI Fall Meeting in NYC

The Wells Fargo ULI Student Scholarship Program awards scholarships to undergraduate students and students obtaining a master’s degree in real estate. Special interest will be placed on those participating or interested in green building practice. The scholarship covers the basic registration fee to attend the 2014 Fall Meeting in New York, which includes all general and concurrent sessions and the welcome reception. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the recipient. The application deadline is August 29, and winners will be announced the week of September 8. How to Apply Complete … Read More

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A New Day At The Office

Sunday, July 6, 2014, 3:00am ULI Perspectives A New Day At The Office The Evolution Of The Office Is Moving Faster Than Ever By James M. Tierney Special To Banker & Tradesman Nap pods. They are quiet, comfortable places in a modern workplace where employees reserve time to take a quick snooze before returning (presumably refreshed) to their work. At last month’s Urban Marketplace event hosted by the Urban Land Institute, it was one of many new office amenities discussed by a panel of real estate executives from some of the Boston area’s most innovative employers. Nap pods, … Read More

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Don Briggs named Chair of ULI Boston

Don Briggs, president of Federal Realty Boston and the guiding force behind the creation of the much-lauded Assembly Row in Somerville, has been named District Council Chair of ULI Boston. “ULI Boston has emerged as an important voice during a time of unprecedented growth and demand for urban housing, retail and innovation space,” said Briggs. “I look forward to harnessing the collective insights of our dynamic membership of land use professionals as our region responds to both the opportunities of a thriving real estate sector and the challenges of issues … Read More

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