Monthly Archives: August 2014

ULI Event Preview: Hot Topics in Housing Development

There is still time to register for next Thursday’s Breakfast Forum: Hot Topics in Housing Development to be held at the Park City Club at Preston Center.  As we devour our breakfast, our panel will be feasting on a number of important issues facing the DFW Housing market. Our panelists will be discussing such meaty issues as: What is currently happening in the race for lots and locations in DFW and how that may change moving forward The size of community, re-gentrification, demos of buyers, product, new master plans, what’s … Read More

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Recap: Competitive Cities – Critical Factors in Location Choices

The Park City Club provides a view from the top of North Texas, with highways, buildings, and the natural landscape only showing the surface of the region’s complex and integrated infrastructure network.  The topic of August’s ULI North Texas’ Signature Event on infrastructure for 2014, was Competitive Cities: Critical Factors in Location Choices, or the ways cities and regions compete globally for economic development. The opening speaker was Rachel MacCleery, ULI’s Senior Vice President for the Building Healthy Places Initiative and the Infrastructure Initiative.  She began her discussion of the … Read More

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UrbanPlan Training

UrbanPlan is one of our members’ favorite volunteer activities. It is a rewarding opportunity to make a difference in our local high school classrooms by challenging students to look at social issues, economics and the physical environment in a new way. We will need lots of volunteers this year as we will be running the program in the following five schools in the 2014-15 program year: Plano Senior HS Marcus HS, Flower Mound The Colony HS Highland Park HS Paschal HS, Fort Worth REMEMBER: in order to participate in UrbanPlan … Read More

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Leading the Way

On July 31, 2014, the North Texas Young Leaders held a Leading the Way event at the Dallas office of Pacheco Koch.  Guest speakers for this event were Tamela Thorton, Principal, E Smith Legacy, Inc. and Jonathan Tobolowsky, Executive Vice President of Retail Services, E Smith Realty Partners.  Both Tamela and Jonathan shared with our Young Leaders their personal background and the strong culture at E Smith. According to both Tamela and Jonathan, at E Smith the focus is doing the right thing, giving back to the community and partnering … Read More

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From the Executive Director’s Desk: Transactional or Transformational?

The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.   ULI offers productive networking, best practices, case studies and other research to help you in your career.  But if you want to get the most out of your ULI experience, you will let us take you from that Transactional level to something truly Transformational. In our day jobs, most of us are regularly presented with a problem to be solved.  After the initial panic subsides, … Read More

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