Monthly Archives: January 2016

WLI Profile: Emma West & Toni Rossi

By Robyn Brown, IBI Group New ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) co-chairs Emma West (Bousfields) and Toni Rossi (Infrastructure Ontario) have been very busy in the first six months of their roles, which has included organizing a new global initiative, She With He, to be launched in February. As a relatively new group within ULI, Emma and Toni are excited to take the Toronto WLI further and expand its mandate. “The first few years were about getting people to know the group and attend the events,” Emma explains. Emma brings … Read More

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#Cityresolve Winner Announced

Urban Land Institute announces #CityResolve winners Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua picks from over 900 tweets FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO – January 27, 2016…The Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Toronto announces its winning Tweets from its second annual #CityResolve campaign that took place: January 6th – 8th 2016. Pioneered by ULI at the beginning of 2015, the goal of the campaign was to trigger a broader conversation about how individuals through their personal actions can make our urban region more liveable, prosperous, and friendly. “We hope our #CityResolve campaign will broaden in … Read More

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#Cityresolve 2016 Exceeds Expectations!

By Andrew Muscat Once again the hashtag has proven to play an integral role in engaging the public through digital means. As seen through numerous campaigns initiated over social media, it is apparent that a simple character can make an unexpected difference. Pioneered by ULI Toronto at the beginning of 2015, the #cityresolve campaign set out on its second venture in the digital front this year. By using the social media giant Twitter, ULI challenged local Torontonians to resolve to make a positive change to their home city in 2016. … Read More

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WLI She with He Event

On Thursday, February 4, 2016, the Urban Land Institute’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) will launch She with He at a members only event. The event, entitled “She with He: Because It’s 2016,” will bring together a group of leaders from major real estate organizations to discuss ways to support and promote gender equality and advancement of women in the Toronto real estate and development industry.. This interactive breakfast panel discussion will be held at the Cassels Brock downtown Toronto office, starting at 7:15am with breakfast and networking. The WLI “She … Read More

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Job Opportunity at ULI Toronto

ULI Toronto has a opening for an Events and Communications Assistant to join our growing office.  This is a full-time, six-month contact position supporting the District Council Manager and Executive Director in the day to day activities of the District Council. The ideal candidate will have an interest in land use development and city building.   Download Job Description Here POSITION TITLE:                          Events and Communications Assistant DEPARTMENT:                              District Councils LOCATION:               … Read More

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#Cityresolve 2016

By Ara Mamourian, Spring Realty #cityresolve is back and wants to know what YOU are doing to make your City more awesome. What’s your #cityresolve? Wait, you don’t know what #cityresolve is? Let me break it down for you. CityResolve is an initiative conceived by the amazing people behind the Urban Land Institute Toronto (ULI Toronto) and supported by some of the brightest minds in the Toronto Real Estate Development and Planning community! Last year, Toronto Chief City Planner Jennifer Keesmaat was all over the initiative along with Mayor John … Read More

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#CityResolve 2015 Winner

The winner of our #cityresolve campaign for 2015 was Sarah Marchionda.   Sarah wanted to meet new people in Toronto as her resolution and Keep Toronto Awesome was created to follow her throughout the year.   The following was published on the #KeepTOAwesome Instagram account. “Thank you to everyone who participated in and followed my Keep Toronto Awesome project this year! My 2015 resolution was to meet more of the wonderful people that make Toronto the world class city it is. I am thrilled and inspired by the new people, … Read More

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Self-driving cars will push us to rethink how we build cities, say planners

By David Friend, The Canadian Press Source: November 3 2015 article in The Globe & Mail – http://bit.ly/1Mma2kL Fewer parking lots sprawling the length of football fields, more green space and a reshaped vision of public transit. Those are just a few of the ways driverless cars could lay the groundwork for widespread changes in how cities are designed, according to a group of Canadian architects and urban planners. “There’s going to be a lot of land that’s freed up,” suggested Gianpiero Pugliese, principal architect at Audax Architecture, which designs commercial … Read More

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