Author Archives: Michelle McBeath
The Urban Land Institute of Oklahoma announces Wes Craiglow as Coordinator of the Northwest Arkansas satellite. Wes comes to ULI after serving over 10 years in the City of Conway’s Planning Department and over 20 years in the US Army, and leading multiple entrepreneurial initiatives. “Wes has years of experience in project management and strategic planning and is an established leader in the land use field both within the state of Arkansas and nationally,” said Northwest Arkansas Chair of Mission Advancement, Jeremy Hudson. “We are thrilled to bring him onboard … Read More
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The Urban Land Institute of Oklahoma is proud to announce the hiring of Madi DeBee as Coordinator of our local district council. Madi joins the team part time – she will be serving ULI Oklahoma while splitting her time with local non-profit, Positively Paseo. “Madi brings a unique skill set to our organization, and we are thrilled that her work at Positively Paseo weaves seamlessly into the mission of ULI,” said ULI Oklahoma Chairman, Todd Glass. “We are excited to welcome her as we grow our staff and capacity here … Read More
The ULI mission in Northwest Arkansas is growing and we are looking for a passionate and experienced District Coordinator to help lead the organization. We’re currently hiring for the position of District Council Coordinator – Read more about the position here. Urban Land Institute (ULI) is a member-driven organization dedicated to advancing its mission of providing leadership in the responsible use of land and creating and sustaining thriving communities. At its core, ULI is the sum of its members, who themselves deliver the ULI mission, positively shaping the future of real estate … Read More
Urban Land Institute Oklahoma has selected nineteen finalists for its 5th Annual Impact Awards. The Impact Awards honor the projects that represent the best practices in land use and development, through their contributions to the built environment and the public realm. The projects promote the creation of resilient communities, intelligent densification and urbanization, as well as outstanding quality of design and construction. ULI seeks to recognize the projects that are pioneering, creative, and exemplary in their promotion of these goals. This year’s event is sponsored by The Alliance for Economic … Read More
Situated 12 miles (19 km) from downtown Austin, Texas, developer Brookfield Residential’s Easton Park is one of the places where the real estate industry is figuring out how to provide housing that people of modest means can afford. The 1,500-acre (607 ha) master-planned community will include some traditional three-bedroom houses on expansive lots, the sort that once fulfilled the American dream for many of the parents of today’s millennial homebuyers. But to fit within the financial constraints faced by first-time purchasers from the millennial generation, Brookfield … Read More
ULI Oklahoma Member and Sponsorship Vice Chair, Thomas Rossiter, was recently spotlighted in NewsOK. Thomas is a steadfast member of the ULI Oklahoma leadership team and was recently diagnosed with cancer. Please take a moment to read the NewsOK article highlighting Thomas’ community involvement. To support Thomas and family during their battle, please consider donating to the family’s GoFundMe page.
Braving the notorious Oklahoma spring winds, over 30 Young Leaders gathered this week to learn more about one of Oklahoma City’s first districts – Historic Automobile Alley. Led by University of Oklahoma’s Institute for Quality Communities’ Ron Frantz, the tour highlighted the historic preservation efforts that re-built the district building by building after the Murrah Bombing. Thank you to Ron, not only for this incredible tour, but also for your YEARS of passion and dedication to the restoration of this historic main street. Following the walking tour, Brandon Lodge gave … Read More
The Urban Land Institute awarded a Healthy Corridors grant to the city of Fayetteville in 2017. As part of that grant, ULI Northwest Arkansas brought in several corridor revitalization experts from around the country to tour College Avenue from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Sycamore Street. The purpose of the initiative is to identify quick wins and next steps towards healthy, sustainable, and equitable redevelopment along the corridor. On Thursday, February 22, 2018, the national panel interviewed 48 community leaders from a wide range of groups including ARDOT, UAMS, … Read More
Urban Land Institute Oklahoma honored twenty-three finalists for its fourth annual Impact Awards on February 9, 2018, at the Tower Theatre. The Impact Awards honor the projects that represent the best practices in land use and development, through their contributions to the built environment and the public realm. The projects promote the creation of resilient communities, intelligent densification and urbanization, as well as outstanding quality of design and construction. ULI seeks to recognize the projects that are pioneering, creative, and exemplary in their promotion of these goals. This year’s event … Read More