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Greater & Greener 2017: Connecting Cities, Cultures, and Generations

ULI Minnesota encourages you to check out and sign up for Greater & Greener 2017, which will be held locally in Minneapolis and Saint Paul! Greater & Greener is an international urban parks conference and will run from July 29th through August 2nd. Early bird registration is available through the end of March. For more information including registration, click here. From the City Parks Alliance press release: Park leaders, city planners, design professionals, and urban park advocates will convene in Saint Paul and Minneapolis, July 29-August 2, for Greater & Greener 2017: Connecting Cities, … Read More

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Greater MSP Ahead May 31st Event

May 31st Engagement

The May 31 meeting, tagged by one participant as “the most authentic I have experienced,” was coming to a close.  Standing in front were Kathy Schmidlkofer, executive vice president of Greater MSP and Pat Born, regional administrator for the Metropolitan Council.  Promising “We are going to do more together,” they inspired others to keep the conversation alive, and to step up the level of collaboration across the region’s civic organizations. Jim Hovland, co-chair of the Regional Council of Mayors, quickly added that this agenda would be front and center for … Read More

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Greater MSP Ahead April 19th Event

Greater MSP Ahead Logo

    In the windswept wake of yet another April snowstorm, an unusual cross-section of 255 citizens of the Minneapolis Saint Paul region gathered all day April 19 to listen, learn, deliberate, and decide about a wide range of challenges to making this region the best it can be at economic competitiveness and social livability. Futurist Jack Uldrich stretched minds with dramatic evidence of what is changing in our world and how fast that change is coming. Retired but very active Colonel Mark Mykleby made previously soft values into hardheaded … Read More

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ULI Fall Meeting in Denver

ULI Fall Meeting 2012

ULI’s Chief Executive Officer Patrick Phillips described the ULI Fall Meeting as being measured by “success in many ways: quality of the programming, quality of the people attending, satisfaction of attendees, and input and value to ULI’s program of work.” The ULI Fall Meeting in Denver truly had all of these success factors! Thank you to all of the ULI Minnesota attendees who came to the ULI Fall Meeting! Check out the picture above from the ULI MN Reception in Denver. Learn more about the ULI Fall Meeting.  

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Reinventing TOD: Addressing the Challenges and Capitalizing on Opportunities

From the onset of the June 2012 Policy Forum Series hosted by the Environmental Initiative, Mariia Zimmerman, former Deputy Director for Sustainable Communities at HUD and founder of MZ Strategies, made it clear that the notion of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) needs a facelift. In essence, TOD is an intentional form of development that accounts for and aims to enhance the quality of life for all. In practice, it proactively links multi-story housing, jobs, nature and grocery stores with a safe, efficient and reliable multimodal transportation network. However, since TOD … Read More

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