July 20, 2013
by Canadian Architect
Cities in the U.S. and around the world are facing 21st-century challenges resulting from population and demographic shifts, new economic drivers and increasing concerns related to climate change. Rethinking urban development to meet these socioeconomic and environmental realities will be a primary focus of the 2013 Urban Land Institute (ULI) annual fall meeting in Chicago.
Set for November 5-8, 2013 at the McCormick Place Convention Center, the meeting will cover a broad range of issues, from the outlook for property fundamentals to creating healthy communities. As the largest of the institute’s events and one of the industry’s premier meetings, the annual ULI Fall Meeting routinely draws nearly 7,000 members and guests, including internationally renowned land use experts representing all land use disciplines.
The theme for the meeting, “ULI Works,” will highlight ULI’s impact on the creation of thriving communities for the 21st century. This year’s special programming will feature sessions on technology and urbanization; coastal development and the creation of resilient communities; demand and market forces; energy and land use; connecting capital and real estate through value; and health-conscious design and development.
Real estate icon and chairman of Equity Group Investments, Sam Zell, and Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, will be among the many keynote speakers headlining the meeting.
The fall meeting’s real estate sessions are renowned for providing journalists with the most timely and relevant analyses of where the industry is heading, offering unprecedented access to some of the globe’s most influential real estate leaders. The programming will focus on industry topics (click on each subject to view list of concurrent sessions), including: building healthy places, capital markets, development deals, development influencers, global markets and innovation, industry market trends, policy – housing, infrastructure and planning.
This ULI meeting, open to Institute members, the media and the public, brings together the top thought leaders and practitioners for candid discussions about what works, what doesn’t, and what’s next for the industry. Join the ULI in Chicago to hear prominent guest speakers, knowledgeable panelists, and attend content-rich real estate sessions.
For more information and to register, please visit www.ulifall.org.
sam zell, founder, equity group investments chairman, equity international