Monthly Archives: June 2015

New Associate Joins ULI Los Angeles District Council

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ULI Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Emma Lalley has joined our staff as an Associate. She will assist the Director and Executive Director to grow and promote ULI as a thought leader in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities throughout Southern California. Emma comes to ULI Los Angeles with a background in social entrepreneurship, urban innovation and a profound value for diversity and collaboration. Prior to joining ULI Los Angeles, Emma was the Project Manager for the inaugural Los Angeles Innovation Week, … Read More

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New ULI LA Report

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The revitalization of the Los Angeles (LA) River is one of the most exciting urban projects in the nation. Transforming the river is at the forefront of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s agenda; and the United States Army Corps of Engineers recently recommended the approval of a $1+ billion plan to restore a significant portion of the 51-mile waterway. A major element of the revitalization effort focuses on increasing access to and along the River itself. But many of the most exciting and challenging opportunities reside in Downtown LA, where … Read More

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Event Recap- Small Lot Subdivision Site Tour and Panel


On Wednesday, April 29, 2015 the Urban Land Institute hosted a sold-out Case Study and Site Tour to examine one of one the most controversial social experiments in the history of Los Angeles – the Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance of 2005. Considering its relatively short history, this ordinance has already made a significant impact on the city. The Case Study and Site Tour was staged in two parts, starting with a guided tour of three Small Lot Subdivision projects in Culver City: a three-unit development on a single 6,000sf lot … Read More

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City Needs More Multifamily Development


At a recent Urban Land Institute breakfast market experts Wendell Cox, principal of public policy consulting at Demographia and Dowell Myers, professor at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at University of Southern California, went head to head about housing affordability and demographic trends. The contrarian viewpoints looked at urban sprawl as either the enemy or the answer to affordability and density issues. In the end, however, both parties agreed that L.A. needs more multifamily development. Cox took the position that smart growth or urban containment was the cause of affordability issues. … Read More

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