Category Archives: Press Releases

Building to Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice


Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice: ULI Publication Contains Strategies for Development that Encourages Healthy Lifestyles Report is Part of ULI’s Ongoing Efforts to Highlight the Connection between Land Use and Health WASHINGTON (February 19, 2015) – Development strategies that can improve health outcomes, such as providing protected bikeways, minimizing noise pollution, and offering amenities such as community gardens, are highlighted in a new publication from the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Building Healthy Places Toolkit: Strategies for Enhancing Health in the Built Environment. The Building Healthy Places Toolkit outlines 21 practical, evidence-based recommendations … Read More

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New ULI Case Study: Community’s Health Amenities Pay Dividends


A master-planned community in Virginia is setting itself apart with its working farm and other health-oriented amenities.  Willowsford is a 4,125-acre master-planned community that includes a range of luxury single-family housing and a wealth of amenities, many related to fostering healthy lifestyles, including a working farm and a farm-to-table focus. Read the new ULI Case Study.

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Honolulu Mayor Chosen for ULI Fellowship

2013-14 Rose Fellows

Mayors of Honolulu, Indianapolis, Memphis and Portland Named as Fellows by the ULI Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership Posted on October 2, 2013 by Robert Krueger WASHINGTON (October 1, 2013) – The mayors of Honolulu, Indianapolis, Memphis, Tenn., and Portland, Ore. have been selected as the 2013-2014 class of fellows for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership.  The mayor of each city will lead a team of three fellows and a coordinator, who together will select a local land use challenge for which they will receive technical … Read More

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February, 2013 – Report Round Up: Special Transit Edition

The past few months have produced a bonanza of reports about transit and transit-oriented development (TOD): Coming from the global perspective is Transforming Cities with Transit. Published by the World Bank, the report contains a wealth of case studies documenting the successes, but also the trials and tribulations, that come with integrating transit and land use. The report is a one-stop source (or maybe a one-seat ride) of “best-case experiences,” both for rail–Copenhagen, Stockholm, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, DC–and for bus rapid transit–Curitiba and Ottawa. The report also … Read More

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2012 Sept – Entitling Energy Projects

Entitling Energy Projecs Brown Bag 2

On September 6, 2012, ULI Hawaii hosted a brown bag discussion on Developing and Entitling Renewable Energy Projects in Hawaii with Cameron Black, Acting Renewable Energy Facilitator of DBEDT and Jon Wallenstrom, President of Forest City Hawaii and ULI Hawaii Chair, leading the discussion. In the past 5 to 10 years, new regulations and policies have been implemented to make the development of large-scale renewable energy projects easier. However, getting such projects off the ground remains challenging.  Per Cameron Black, the continuing introduction of new technologies requires regulators to take … Read More

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Land Use professionals go into the classroom

New professional training

During the week of August 20, over 20 land use professionals from Honolulu learned how to use their background and expertise to expose high school students to the political complexities, the financial requirements, and the market forces that affect development – our built environment. UrbanPlan is an exciting educational initiative of the ULI developed in partnership with the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics (FCREUE) at  the University of California at Berkeley and a team of high school economics teachers. The purpose of the program is to help our citizenry better … Read More

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Young Leader Speed Mentoring: 3 Presidents & a Governor


Three Presidents & A Governor: ULI Young Leaders Speed Mentoring 2012 Among ULI Hawaii’s activities is the supporting of a robust group of approximately 50 “Young Leaders”, ULI members under the age of 40. The purpose of this group is to develop leadership in new best land use practices in the upcoming generation of decision makers. The speed mentoring event is an annual highlight on the ULI Young Leaders calendar every year, and this year’s event raised the bar to a new level. Per Brett Lau, the new ULI YL … Read More

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Thriving Community Takes Shape in West Oahu

Kroc Center Tour 2012

Kroc Center – The West Oahu Community Takes Shape Realizing the Ingredients for Educational, Recreational, and Commercial Opportunities On a late Friday afternoon on April 27th, 37 ULI members attended a tour and lively presentation of some of the exciting developments in West Oahu. These developments, the Kroc Center, UH West Oahu, DHHL projects, and the Makana Ali`i mixed use retail/office complex illustrate how the area is blooming as a community that is creating all the elements needed to promote the health, education, economic prosperity, and social needs of area residents. … Read More

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