Category Archives: Education

2019 ULI Hines Student Competition

In its 17th year, the ULI Hines Student Competition—the annual urban design and development competition sponsored by legendary developer Gerald D. Hines—offers students in real estate, business, architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning the opportunity to form multidisciplinary teams to solve a design and finance problem. In addition to valuable feedback from senior ULI members, the winning team receives $50,000 and the finalist teams receive $10,000 each. Students on the four finalist teams receive an all-expense-paid trip to the competition city for their final presentation and selection of the winner. … Read More

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When I Grow Up, I Can Be A City Builder?

How schooling can contribute to the city building profession. By Kendra FitzRandolph, Allied Properties REIT We live in our cities and experience the complexities of them each and every day. We know what it takes to make a strong and resilient city. We are a dynamic group of professional, wear many different hats and work in many different jobs, but we are all city builders. Being a city builder, however, is not a likely choice for students when they start to think about what they want to be when they grow … Read More

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ULI Toronto Community Hubs: United Way of Greater Toronto

By: Michael Cook, Devine Park LLP This past year ULI brought together industry professionals to assist the United Way of Greater Toronto in the development of a Community Hub. The Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre Hub is to be located in the Finch & Warden area within the Agincourt Community. Development of the facility is being lead by the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital and the YMCA of Greater Toronto. The facility will contain a new chronic kidney disease facility to be operated by the Scarborough and Rough Hospital, a full-sized YMCA, offering … Read More

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Navigating the new development landscape after the 2018 Ontario election

By Becky Loi, University of Waterloo, School of Planning Master’s Candidate On June 28, ULI Toronto held its last event for the 2017/2018 cycle at The Globe and Mail Centre. The “Post-Election: The New Development Landscape” event gathered 12 panelists from across the industry, including planning, law, research, and real estate to share their thoughts on how to adjust to the development and infrastructure agenda of the new provincial government as we are cycling back to the Progressive Conservatives (PC) at the helm of Queens Park after 15 years of … Read More

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Planning for Women in the Industry Starts Early

By Becky Loi, University of Waterloo, School of Planning Master’s Candidate What would you do if you had to redevelop a 5 ½ block site in the city? That was the question facing groups of high school students under ULI Toronto’s inaugural UrbanPlan program. An exciting program that spans ULI across North America and the UK, UrbanPlan is a practical, engaging exercise in which participants simulate a development project. In Toronto, the focus is on students in nine local high school classrooms participating for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 … Read More

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Winning submission announced for first ever Toronto-focused Urban Land Institute Hines Student Competition

By Sean MacKay, Managing Editor, BuzzBuzzHome A graduate student team from Cornell University took home the top prize at the 2018 Urban Land Institute Hines Student Competition for its redevelopment vision for a large swath of land adjacent to the mouth of Toronto’s Don River. The winning team was announced at ULI Toronto’s fourth annual Meet The Chiefs dinner on April 5, which also featured a keynote address from Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff. This year marked the first time in 16 years that a site outside the US was … Read More

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Leading Voices Podcast Series

          Our industry creates great leaders. These are their stories. Leading Voices with ULI, a new podcast series produced by the ULI Leadership Network, explores compelling stories from innovative leaders in the real estate, land use, and policy space. In each episode, gain inspiration from the guests as they candidly share their leadership journeys—their successes, their failures, and the pivotal moments in between. For more information, visit Subscribe Today: iTunes Google Play Stitcher Overcast  

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Urban Planners of Tomorrow Start Today

If you wanted to learn a new skill, where would you begin? In a library, lecture hall or on Google? What if you could learn by doing, with a hands-on project supported by experts in the field? Twenty high school students from Forest Hill Collegiate Institute recently had the opportunity to do just that through UrbanPlan, a mock city-building event put on by the Urban Land Institute. The event had an Infrastructure Ontario connection through Jeremy Warson, Director, Portfolio Development, who lent his time and expertise to mentor the student … Read More

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15th Annual ULI Hines Student Competition: Accepting 2017 Student Team Applications

15th Annual ULI Hines Student Competition is now accepting applications from student teams for the 2017 competition. Challenge students to create thriving communities with the ULI student urban design and development competition, sponsored by Gerald D. Hines. Successful real estate development and design in the 21st century requires intensive collaboration across disciplines and sectors. In the ULI Hines Student Competition, students have the chance to form a five-person, multidisciplinary team in the United States or Canada and tackle a real land use challenge in a North American city. The winning team receives $50,000 and the finalist teams … Read More

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Introducing the Class of 2017: Urban Leadership Program

          Please join us in congratulating the ULI Toronto members who have been selected for the Urban Leadership Program, whose mission is to cultivate thought and industry leadership by immersing emerging leaders in the real estate and land use industry in the challenges and opportunities of developing the Greater Toronto Area. Led by former City of Toronto, Chief Planner Paul Bedford this program is a curriculum-based program designed to immerse mid-career professionals from different disciplines in Toronto city building, to create positive change in our city. … Read More

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