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2019 Carolinas’ Meeting | Send your session ideas today

Submit your ideas! Do you have a BIG idea for a session at the 2018  Carolinas’ Meeting? Share your suggestions for sessions and speakers you would like to see – or vote on your favorites. This is your chance to influence the content of the Carolinas’ premier real estate industry gathering. It’s easy to submit your proposal:  Submit your BIG idea here! Use the topics of leadership, trends in real estate, and development deals to brainstorm your ideas. All sessions should strive to incorporate concepts of best practices in land use including … Read More

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Message from Out-going ULI South Carolina District Council Chair, Robert Morgan

ULI South Carolina Friends, What an honor it has been to serve as the ULI South Carolina District Council Chair for the past two years. Since 2016, we have worked together to advance ULI South Carolina as a state-wide District Council in pursuit of the Urban Land Institute’s mission to advance the responsible use of land. Here’s a snapshot of what I believe to be some of the highlights: Increasing ULI membership and member-engagement – Today ULI South Carolina includes 650 members—an increase of over 15% since 2016. While growth … Read More

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Mass Timber Discussion Wraps up in Columbia

ULI South Carolina previously hosted events on mass timber and its impact on future development in Greenville last fall, and Charleston in the spring. The three city tour wrapped up in Columbia on June 14.  Graham Montgomery and David Impson of Brittt, Peters & Associates, Charles Starck of Lendlease, and Bruce Lindsey of Woodworks/Wood Products Council shared examples, case studies and compelling reasons for utilizing CLT in construction. Thanks to McCrory Construction for hosting the discussion and subsequent happy hour, Clemson Wood Utilization and Design Institute for securing AIA CE … Read More

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Join us at Habersham on July 10

Join us on July 10 as we learn about the design and development process of one of the more mature new urbanist neighborhoods in the country.  The evening will begin with panel discussion with Bob Turner, Town Founder, Patrick Kelly, President of Development, Town Architect, Eric Moser, and moderated by Stephen Davis, President and CEO of Davis & Floyd. This will be followed by a walking tour that will take a closer look at transect zone transitions, over 5 different housing types, commercial town center, and preservation of green space, … Read More

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WLI Prologis Fall Meeting Scholarship Application Period Open

Ten scholarships are awarded to female applicants who have seven or more years in the industry and have taken leadership roles in their District Council or at the national level. The scholarship covers expenses and registration to the Fall Meeting. Recipients are assigned a mentor active with WLI who takes the winner to her Product Council events at the meeting. This scholarship has been generously funded by Prologis since 2015. Please share this opportunity with your qualified female members. They do not have to be involved with WLI to submit … Read More

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CARTA “Dump The Pump Day 2018” Set for June 21

  On Thursday, June 21, The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) is leading local efforts to encourage alternative travel methods on National Dump the Pump Day. CARTA has set a goal to set a single-day ridership record of more than 20,000. Whether it’s an Express bus, the HOP, DASH or a local route, consider hopping on and dumping the pump for a day. There’s a Dump the Pump Pledge and a Social Media Contest to commemorate the day. To learn more, visit www.ridecarta.com/dumpthepump  

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Intersections 2018 Conference – Recap

Charles Drayton is a planner for the City of North Charleston.  Charles sits on the ULI SC Coastal Executive Committee and is a ULI Full Member.  In April, Charles attended the Intersections 2018 Conference in Nashville. Read Charles’ take-away from the meeting, below. Creating Culturally Complete Streets is an initiative shared by ULI, Smart Growth America, and the National Complete Streets Coalition.  To that end, the partners held the second national Complete Streets Conference in Nashville, TN, this past April 3-4.  Nashville’s Music City Center, right in the heart of … Read More

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Revitalizing West Greenville through Brownfields Redevelopment Recap

On Tuesday, May 15, ULI South Carolina and Cardno hosted a discussion about brownfields redevelopment and its role in the revitalization of the West End and the Village of West Greenville. This under-served area has seen a huge revitalization over the past decade, thanks in large part to the EPA’s Brownfields Program. Cardno Brownfields professionals and City of Greenville staff walked us through the process of taking a contaminated site through redevelopment. They discussed key project examples, and we heard firsthand from Robbin Phillips who moved her company, Brains on … Read More

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Clemson’s Patrick Square is a model of ULI sustainable living solutions

By Mike McMillan In the days of sprawling subdivisions with few amenities, traditional neighborhood developments (TNDs) are a breath of fresh air. That’s where Clemson’s Patrick Square stands out — in a package that maximizes sustainability and green building concepts. The community has been around for nearly a decade, but its style of development dates back to the days before the car — when communities were built around having shops, restaurants, and doctors’ offices within a short walking distance. It’s a design that, builders say, reduces the reliance on cars, decreases … Read More

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Visionary Sponsor Spotlight: East West Partners

For the past 30 years, East West Partners (www.ewpartners.com ) has been devoted to building, selling, and managing high-quality real estate across the country. They are dedicated to innovation, sustainability and community in all of their projects. And, they feel that it is very important to give back to their communities. East West Partners has been active in ULI for several years, and has been the recipient of three ULI Global Awards for Excellence – for Village Center at Beaver Creek (Vail Valley, CO), in 1998, Riverfront Park (Denver, CO) … Read More

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