Monthly Archives: November 2014

Iconic London Developments – The Leadenhall Building

On Thursday 6th November 2014 ULI hosted a joint full member and young leader event at the Leadenhall Building, a.k.a. The Cheesegrater. In collaboration with Oxford Properties, who kindly hosted and sponsored the event, attendees were given a tour of the building – which included its fast lifts (8m/s) with spectacular views – and a presentation by Mike Rayner, Head of Development. The presentation included use of a huge state of the art touch-enabled screen, which provides interactive information about the building.  The audience was shown a video presentation by … Read More

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ULI UK launches academic prize

ULI UK has launched a brand new prize in partnership with The Journal of Economic Geography and Oxford University Press. In an effort to forge collaborative links between the commercial and academic worlds, the Urban Land Institute Prize will be awarded annually to the author(s) of the best JOEG paper published online. To be eligible for the £5,000 prize, the paper will need to be on a topic related to a broadly defined urban agenda. The successful paper will each year be presented at an event for ULI members. The … Read More

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UrbanPlan pilot runs in three London schools

Over the last two weeks the ULI UK has been rolling the UK pilot of UrbanPlan with the support of industry professionals. Originating in the US, the programme is designed to nurture an understanding of the built environment among young people in secondary schools. We have had a fantastic response from the pupils, teachers and volunteers alike and will be spending the next few weeks reviewing the experience and exploring the opportunities to deliver the initiative to a broader audience. Watch video from pilot here. Particular thanks go to the … Read More

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UrbanPlanUK gets its first airing with volunteers

ULI’s UrbanPlan is coming to the UK and today saw the first airing of the programme for a team of industry volunteers from organisations including Strutt and Parker, Linklaters, Grosvenor and Grainger among others. Designed to introduce the challenges of urban regeneration to Geography and Business Studies A level students, the first pilots are being run in three London schools next week. The UK UrbanPlan pilot scheme, funded by the IPF Educational Trust and the ULI Charitable Trust, has been developed with assistance from educational consultancy EdComs in order to meet the UK’s curriculum requirements.  … Read More

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