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Building for Resilience: A Key Agenda Issue at the Urban Land Institute’s 2017 Fall Meeting in Los Angeles

Parul Dubey on September 6, 2017 - in Event Coverage, Events

WASHINGTON – Building resilient communities is high on the agenda at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2017 Fall Meeting, set for October 23-26 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles. This topic – a particularly timely one given the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the approach of Hurricane Irma – will be explored within the context of a wide range of urban issues such as housing affordability, gentrification and social equity, technology advancements, and demographic shifts, all with a focus on the short- and long-term implications for real estate. The meeting will also include programming specific to the extraordinary transformation of downtown Los Angeles into a highly sought-after place to live as well as work.

NBA basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, the chairman and chief executive officer of Magic Johnson Enterprises, an investment conglomerate valued at an estimated $1 billion dollars; Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan; and globally renowned architect Frank Gehry, who designed the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, will headline an impressive list of keynote speakers as well as thought leaders who are influencing the built environment through their work. In addition, findings from the highly anticipated Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2018 survey will be discussed during a general session that spotlights the most favorable markets for investment and development next year. (Last year, Austin, Texas ranked first; Los Angeles took fifth place.)  

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Each day of the meeting will emphasize a separate area of focus:

  • Monday, October 23, will feature tours of the metro region’s most innovative developments led by those directly involved with the projects. Tours include Orange County master-planned communities; the Port of Los Angeles; the new campus for video gaming company Riot Games; the University of Southern California’s Village complex; revitalization of the Los Angeles River area; and the Dolby Theatre, which hosts the Academy Awards, as well as one of Hollywood’s oldest TV and film production studios, known as “The Lot.”  
  • Tuesday, October 24, has been designated as “vision day,” offering lessons learned from experts in the real estate industry and beyond.
  • Wednesday, October 25, is “trends day,” including what’s next for the residential, hospitality, office, industrial and retail sectors, as well as the impact of driverless transportation technology on all property types.
  • Thursday, October 26, is “real estate deal day,” with opportunities for attendees to explore and initiate development projects, as well as share best practices in the art of making deals.

As the largest of the institute’s events and one of the industry’s premier meetings, the annual ULI Fall Meeting routinely draws more than 6,500 members and guests, including internationally renowned land use experts representing all land use disciplines. The meeting’s real estate sessions are known for providing timely and relevant industry analyses, and for offering access to some of the globe’s most influential real estate leaders.

ULI’s Fall Meeting is the only industry gathering that covers all aspects of the industry and all issues affecting the industry. It’s the one place for new story ideas, new perspectives, new information and new sources. Registration is of course complimentary for the media. Please join us in Los Angeles!

Please note that separate tickets are required for the mobile tours. To request a ticket for an individual tour, please contact [email protected].

About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the institute has more than 40,000 members worldwide representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines. For more information, please visit uli.org  or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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