ULI Los Angeles News

Demonstrating Healthy Corridors in Pacoima


An article and video published in Urban Land, the magazine of the Urban Land Institute, highlight the recent efforts of ULI Los Angeles members and partners to transform Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima in health-promoting ways. The project, which took place under the auspices of ULI’s national Healthy Corridors program, culminated in the Pacoima Health Zone. This demonstration project modeled potential long-term changes for creating a more vibrant, healthy and people-friendly Van Nuys Boulevard in conjunction with the CicLAvia open streets event. In addition to pop-up streetscape elements including temporary parklets … Read More

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Planning and Development Principles Statement for the City of Los Angeles

In advance of the ballot initiative forum being co-hosted with the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate on April 27th, the ULI Los Angeles Planning and Development Reform Task Force has released the following Planning and Development Principles Statement for the City of Los Angeles. The Issue at Hand The planning and development process in the City of Los Angeles is broken. There is little to no comprehensive planning to set a clear vision for the future of our city. The promise of the City’s General Plan Framework element, the … Read More

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ULI Los Angeles Dress for Success Event Recap

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In February, WLI and CREW members joined together for a fun evening of empowerment, networking, and fashion at Bloomingdale’s Century City.     The program included: A short presentation by WLI Chair Nancy Wilhite, Managing Director of CBRE, on the book “The Confidence Code – The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know”. Hors D’Oeuvres and Champagne Fashion Show featuring a few of our very own WLI/CREW members Shopping and beauty stations all for a great cause; Bloomingdale’s through its annual Fashionable Fundraiser Promotion will donate a … Read More

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ULI Los Angeles 2016 GROW Program Update


We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2016 GROW Program. Spearheaded by our Women’s Leadership Initiative both women and men participate in this program to provide leadership and career advancement opportunities to mid-level professionals. The participants will be able to develop their goals and work with the mentors to excel in their careers. GROW members will also be able to build on their network through interactive discussions on current real estate trends and issues with other members. The program selects members who bring diversity to the group to … Read More

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Trail-Oriented Development: New ULI Report Looks at Projects Tailored to Those Who Prefer Cycling and Walking Over Driving

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For more information, contact Trish Riggs at 202-624-7086 WASHINGTON (March 29, 2016) — Cyclists, take note: real estate developers and cities are becoming more responsive to your needs by creating an increasing number of communities tailored to those who would rather bike than drive. A new Urban Land Institute (ULI) publication, Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier identifies this trend as “trail-oriented development,” the latest phase in the evolution of urban development from car-centric to people-friendly design. Similar to transit-oriented development, trail-oriented development takes advantage of and leverages … Read More

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ULI Los Angeles to Hold Urban Marketplace at the Reef

Los Angeles, CA – The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Los Angeles will be holding its annual Urban Marketplace event on Wednesday, April 13th from 7:15 AM to 12:00 PM at the Reef. Highlighting this year’s theme ‘Make a Deal, Make a Difference’, the event is ideal for those involved with urban development and redevelopment projects throughout Los Angeles County. Urban Marketplace convenes the leaders, senior city staff, elected officials and deal makers who contribute to the vitality of our urban fabric. It is a conference and expo designed to promote … Read More

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Meeting LA’s Future Head-On

Recap of FutureBuild 2016

On January 26, 2016, the Urban Land Institute Los Angeles and VerdeXchange hosted thought leaders, change makers and disrupters from a wide range of disciplines to explore how Los Angeles is not just preparing for the future, but taking the upper hand in shaping that future. After opening remarks by ULI LA Executive Director Gail Goldberg and Abel & Associates founder and VerdeXchange Chairman and Managing Director David Abel, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti delivered an inspiring opening address about the reimagining of the LA River that Abel called “visionary” and … Read More

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ULI to host Pacoima Health Zone – March 6th

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For the past year, ULI Los Angeles has participated in ULI’s national Healthy Corridors program, which has explored best practices to reinvent underperforming suburban and urban arterials in health-promoting ways. More information about the program can be found here and in this video, which premiered at ULI’s 2015 Fall Meeting. Since the launch of the project, ULI members have worked with Mayor Garcetti’s Great Streets Studio, Council District 7 and local leaders to understand the assets and challenges in Pacoima, and provide technical assistance on transforming Van Nuys Boulevard into a … Read More

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FY15 Annual Report

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Click here to download the FY15 Annual Report.  Fiscal year 2015 was an impressive year for the Los Angeles District Council of the Urban Land Institute. With the help of our many dedicated volunteers and our exceptionally talented and hard-working staff, we were able to achieve many of the goals that we set for ourselves. our Council has worked diligently to improve our financial position following a challenging period in our industry. ULI Los Angeles welcomed Charmaine Atherton as the first female District Council Chairperson. A message from incoming Chair … Read More

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Mayor Eric Garcetti to Appear at FutureBuild / VerdeXchange Event on Sustainability, Resilience and Creative Disruption

International Change Makers of the Built Environment Come Together in L.A. The FutureBuild Sessions at VerdeXchange include: transforming the L.A. River; the world’s tallest, greenest buildings; transportation tech transforming cities; places built to withstand quakes, droughts and climate change; and more  LOS ANGELES, CA (Jan 7, 2016) – ULI Los Angeles, in partnership with VerdeXchange, announces FutureBuild 2016. This assembly of the land-use thinkers and innovators in business and government, local and worldwide, will be Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, at L.A. Downtown Hotel, 333 S. … Read More

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