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Urban Land Institute Shows Miami Beach a Path to Resiliency

Written by Katherine Lewin on September 11, 2018   The City of Miami Beach is preparing to live with water in a much deeper way. As the climate continues toward warmer temperatures and South Florida’s coastal cities see more frequent and damaging flooding, one of Miami-Dade County’s most vulnerable cities is fighting back against the threat of flooding, rising waters and stronger storms. A part of this fight was the collaboration between Miami Beach and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a worldwide group of about 42,000 real estate and development professionals that … Read More

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Cypress Creek ‘urban village’ OK’d

Cypress Creek ‘urban village’ OK’d Fort Lauderdale zoning panel supports uptown corridor plans By David Lyons        Staff writer For years, Fort Lauderdale’s Cypress Creek Road corridor has been a revolving door of major commercial activity, with big name companies setting up shop, only to leave within a short time. Now, the city’s Planning and Zoning Board has thrown its support behind sweeping code changes aimed at creating a greater sense of community and purpose. Those changes, proponents say, would open the door to a so-called Uptown Urban … Read More

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Call for Proposals

ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean is now accepting proposals for Leadership Projects for the 2018 – 2019 Leadership Institute Class. Project proposal submissions will be accepted through Friday, August 31st, 2018. View the Call for Proposals   Leadership Projects are pro-bono advisory service projects offered to non-profit, government, and public entities through the Leadership Institute that seek to provide solutions to tangible land use and real estate challenges throughout the Southeast Florida region. Projects are completed by teams of Leadership Institute participants during the course of the nine-month program. Past project clients include: … Read More

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2018 Florida Summit Highlights: How Two New Florida Hotel Concepts Are Competing with Airbnb, Marriott

How Two New Florida Hotel Concepts Are Competing with Airbnb, Marriott By Nicole Martinez July 2, 2018   Despite the rise of platforms like Airbnb and the overwhelming market share of Marriott, Florida remains one of the healthiest worldwide hospitality centers. According to the state’s tourism board, Visit Florida, Florida consistently outpaces the nation in room occupancy rates and cost-per-room statistics. Even oversaturated markets like Miami—where hotel supply growth shows no signs of slowing down—are experiencing steady growth: hotel occupancy in Miami-Dade rose to 87.9 percent in March from 85.7 percent … Read More

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2018 Florida Summit Highlights: As Demographics Shift, Placemaking Becomes an Increasingly Important Component of Retail Development

As Demographics Shift, Placemaking Becomes an Increasingly Important Component of Retail Development By Nicole Martinez June 18, 2018   Retail developers who gathered at the 2018 ULI Florida Summit talked about what is working and what isn’t, as they shift their focus to more entertainment and dining amenities combined with mixed use from the traditional strip centers of the recent past. “Over the period of the last 30 years, retail has changed quite a bit,” says Tom Meredith, vice president and market officer at Regency Centers in Boca Raton, Florida. … Read More

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Exploring Transfer of Development Rights as a Possible Climate Adaptation Strategy

Exploring Transfer of Development Rights as a Possible Climate Adaptation Strategy Urban Land Institute Resilience Panel Focus Group with Miami-Dade County   INTRODUCTION Miami-Dade County, with its 2.7 million residents and almost half a trillion dollars in at-risk assets, is often cited as one of our country’s most vulnerable places for the negative impacts of climate change and sea-level rise. Flooding, storm surge, and more intense wind events are ever-increasing concerns along its coastline. With such occurrences and their impacts no longer future forecasts but present realities, the County and … Read More

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ULI Panel Advises Miami Beach on Sea-Level Rise Response

Living with Rising Sea Levels: Miami Beach’s Plans for Resilience By Nicole Martinez May 23, 2018 Florida’s Miami Beach has been called “ground zero for sea-level rise,” and municipal officials and residents alike often wonder whether the city will survive the dire effects of climate change. In April, a team of ULI members on an Advisory Services panel traveled to Miami Beach to advise the city on its preparations for sea-level rise and to brainstorm about what could be done better. The group concluded that the city has made an admirable … Read More

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Transit-Oriented Development: ULI Hosts Fort Lauderdale Mayor, Industry Leaders for Discussion on South Florida’s Future

Real Estate Players Convene at New Brightline Station for Solution-Focused Conversation By Eric Kalis May 10, 2018 ULI’s Southeast Florida/Caribbean chapter and its Young Leaders of Broward County gathered some of the most influential public and private sector leaders in Transit-Oriented Development to discuss the region’s progress in creating mixed-use destinations around key transit corridors. The group also outlined the steps needed to accommodate the constantly growing population and solve congestion problems on Thursday, May 10 on the ground floor of Fort Lauderdale’s new Brightline station. Introduced by Becker attorney … Read More

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Urban Land Institute to Advise Miami Beach on Strategies for Stormwater Management, Climate Adaptation and Resilience

  A panel of ULI land use experts will assess the effectiveness of the city’s stormwater management program in addressing flooding and sea-level rise and in promoting community engagement and outreach For more information, contact: Trisha Riggs at 202-624-7086; trisha.riggs@uli.org WASHINGTON (April 12, 2018)—A group of nationally renowned land use planning experts representing the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will visit the city of Miami Beach next week to advise municipal leaders on the effectiveness of the city’s stormwater management plan in mitigating the impacts of sea-level rise such as increased … Read More

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Featuring Gloria Estefan: 2018 Boardroom After Dark Series

ULI Southeast Florida’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) is pleased to announce its next installment of Boardroom After Dark Series. We invite you to get up-close-and-personal with some of the most dynamic and engaging real estate, land use leaders and business entrepreneurs who are making things happen in the Southeast Florida Area. Join these leaders for an intimate dinner with only ten other ULI members! Dinner will be held between 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in a private dining room at Larios on the Beach located at 820 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. It … Read More

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