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Rethinking Southern Cities: Asheville Meeting Recap

On Wednesday, November 15,  members Irene Dumas Tyson and Matt Kennell led a discussion recapping the “Rethinking Southern Cities: Asheville Meeting.”  ULI Carolinas Regional Initiative Councils (RIC)—the Carolina Trends Council, Young Leader Council and Rethinking Southern Cities Council—descended on Asheville, NC in August to learn about Asheville’s market dynamics, development trends and successful public-private partnerships. Irene Dumas Tyson is the Director of Planning at The Boudreaux Group, while Mr. Kennell is President & CEO, City Center Partnership. Thank you to Bourdreaux for hosting this event at their “home base.”

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Cottontown Walking Tour Recap

ULI SC Midlands and AIA Columbia hosted the Cottontown Walking Tour on November 2. The tour was led by Cason Development Group’s Frank Cason. Stops included Vino Garage, War Mouth, Cottontown Brew Labs, Columbia Presbyterian Church, Indah Coffee/Circa Barbershop, and Amsterdam Lumber. Cason Development Group sponsored the event.

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ULI Fall Meeting Recap

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Those unable to attend the Fall Meeting gathered Monday evening in Greenville to learn about key take-aways from last month’s meeting in Los Angeles. Clemson MRED students shared highlights from the meeting with 50 attendees.      Major take-aways shared include: Driverless autonomous vehicles will be widely adopted by 2030—which sparked debate and questions among the attendees regarding when/if it will happen The housing affordability crises is a growing challenge for cities of all sizes—there is no silver bullet as far as policy but opportunity in private public partnerships; ULI’s Emerging … Read More

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Coming Soon: UrbanPlan

What is UrbanPlan? UrbanPlan is a realistic, engaging exercise in which participants—high school students, university students, or public officials—learn about the fundamental forces that affect real estate development in our communities. Participants experience the challenging issues, private and public sector roles, complex trade-offs, and fundamental economics in play when proposing realistic land use solutions. ULI South Carolina’s UrbanPlan pilot program will be unveiled at the College of Charleston in fall 2018, to be followed by a high school experience in spring 2019.  The success of UrbanPlan relies on a multi-disciplinary … Read More

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Coastal YLG’s Talk & Tour of The Schoolhouse

Charleston’s Young Leaders Group hosted ULI members and friends at a Talk & Tour of The Schoolhouse, West Ashley’s newest office & private event space. Owners/Developers Susan Simons & John Hagerty passionately discussed their vision for the project on a panel that also included General Contractor John Goldfarb of Riverland Builders, Avison Young’s Chris Fraser, Schoolhouse tenant Jennifer Santoro of Vaetas, and The Schoolhouse Events Director, Vanina Meystre. Following the panel, John and Susan led participants on an informal tour of the building. In 2016, John Hagerty and Susan Simons … Read More

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Midlands YLG’s Dinner with a Winner

On Thursday, October 26,  emerging and established leaders in the real estate industry met for networking and conversation at the Midlands YLG’s Dinner with a Winner. The event offered a unique and intimate networking opportunity, connecting emerging leaders with experienced “winners” in the real estate profession. Held at the Palmetto Club in Columbia, participants enjoyed an evening of dinner and lively conversation with nationally-recognized leaders in the real estate industry, including, Bob Munday of Estates & Companies, Leighton Lord of Nexsen Pruet, Mickey Layden of LCK, Det Barrows of Newmark, Wilson, … Read More

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AIA Charleston + CAC.C Lecture Series to feature Toni Griffin

AIA Charleston and the Clemson Architecture Center of Charleston will be hosting Toni Griffin as part of their lecture series. The event will take place Wednesday, November 29 at the Clemson Design Center. Seeking the Just City: Reflections from a Distressed Optimist  http://www.planningamericancity.com/ Toni L. Griffin is the founder of Urban Planning for the American City, based in New York. Through the practice, Toni served as Project Director for the Detroit Work Project Long Term Planning initiative, and released Detroit Future City, a comprehensive citywide framework for urban transformation. Current clients include … Read More

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Panel Discussion on Mass Timber – Recap

On October 9, ULI South Carolina Upstate hosted a Panel Discussion on Mass Timber—an increasingly popular sustainable design solution that also has substantial benefits to a developer’s bottom line. Co-sponsored by Britt, Peters and Associates and Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute the panel featured experts Hans-Erik Blomgren from Katerrra and David Impson and Graham Montgomery from Britt, Peters and Associates. Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) has been used for decades in Europe but is fairly new to the United States.  CLT is produced in factories by gluing pieces of … Read More

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South Carolina Food & Real Estate Forum

The ULI South Carolina/Lowcountry Local First South Carolina Food & Real Estate Forum has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 30 at The Schoolhouse. The day will be an exploration of the intersection of food & real estate. Participants will enjoy a networking lunch prepared by Chelsey Conrad of Butcher & Bee. Keynote speaker, and health and wellness expert, Dr. Ann Kulze will discuss the importance of real food and how you can impact your community. Lively conversations with local non-profit groups and private developers will showcase the benefits of building food-related … Read More

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ULI Carolinas Reception at the Fall Meeting

Joining us for the Fall Meeting? Come meet up with others from the Carolinas! The ULI Carolinas Reception will be held October 25, 2017 from 7:30-9:00pm. Join us at Tom’s Urban 1011 S. Figueroa St. B101 Los Angeles, CA 90015. Click here to register for this event. Not yet registered for the Fall Meeting? Click here to do so. Hope to see you there!

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