Monthly Archives: March 2017

In The News: Experts offer 3 ways to make Grand Rapids more equitable

ULI in action! MLive.com covered the Rose Center for Public Leadership study tour in Grand Rapids last week, read up on the panel’s time in the city and the final recommendations presented to City of Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss and her team. Experts offer 3 ways to make Grand Rapids more equitable By Amy Biolchini Mlive.com March 23, 2017

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Rose Center to Advise Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss on Using Development Incentives to Advance Community Goals

The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss to explore new and innovative ways the city can best utilize public land and finance incentives to support the community’s vision of vibrant neighborhoods with high-quality parks, a riverfront recreation trail, more mobility and housing options and economic opportunity for people from all walks of life. “We look forward to hosting the Rose Center team and getting input on … Read More

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Eastside Story: 2017 Larson Center TAP Report to Focus on Three East Detroit Neighborhoods

ULI Michigan has partnered with the City of Detroit Department of Housing and Revitalization for the 2016-2017 Larson Center for Leadership Technical Assistance Panel (TAP), which will focus on three neighborhoods in east Detroit; Cornerstone Village, East English Village, and MorningSide. The three neighborhoods, collectively referred to as the Far East Side, are bedroom communities with a solid, diverse housing stock, commercial corridor framework, and infrastructure assets to support a vibrant, livable, tight knit community. However, many areas within the Far East Detroit boundary struggle with high residential vacancies, sporadic … Read More

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In The News: Urban Land Institute Michigan honors Walbridge CEO with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Urban Land Institute Michigan has named John Rakolta, Jr., the recipient its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Rakolta, chairman and chief executive officer of Detroit-based Chicago construction firm Walbridge, was honored for his contributions to the real estate industry and Michigan communities. Urban Land Institute Michigan honors Walbridge CEO with Lifetime Achievement Award Midwest Real Estate Journal March 10, 2017

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Jim Bieri Named ULI Foundation Governor

Jim Bieri, ULI Michigan Advisory Board Member, Larson Center for Leadership Co-Chair, former District Council Co-Chair, and Principal of Stokas Bieri Real Estate, has been named a ULI Foundation Governor. The ULI Foundation’s sole mission is to encourage charitable giving among ULI’s members and partners to support ULI programs and initiatives. By becoming a ULI Foundation Governor, ULI members make the commitment to embrace and sustain ULI’s mission—a cause that is transformative, profound, and shapes people’s lives. By supporting ULI, the ULI Foundation Governors support outcomes, and ULI’s ripple effect is tremendous—in … Read More

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