ULI San Diego-Tijuana News

ULI panel discusses benefits, challenges to infill projects

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Daily Transcript Staff Report Wednesday, June 14, 2017   While the city weighs the benefits of massive developments like SoccerCity, a contingent of small-scale developers continues to stitch smaller additions to the urban fabric in the form of infill projects. A trio of developers spoke Tuesday about the opportunities and challenges associated with small-scale, infill development at a breakfast panel hosted by the Urban Land Institute San Diego-Tijuana chapter. “Everybody’s talking about SoccerCity recently, but the things that impact the communities that we live in and could potentially… address our … Read More

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Civita Park among ULI’s ‘healthy place’ winners

Daily Transcript Staff Report Wednesday, May 31, 2017   Civita Park in Mission Valley, designed by Schmidt Design Group, was honored by the Urban Land Institute San Diego-Tijuana District Council at the group’s annual “Healthy Places” awards event. The park, developed by Sudberry Properties, won the Healthy Public Open Space award. The four award categories honored by ULI “recognized catalytic land use practice that supports active lifestyles, alternate mobility, equitable access across demographics, access to local and healthy food and innovative technologies,” according to the industry group. The Chula Vista … Read More

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NEW REPORT: Harvesting the Value of Water: Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, & Real Estate

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ABOUT THIS REPORT This report was made possible by the generous support of the Kresge Foundation. Numerous ULI members and staff contributed to the report and research process, including the Sustainable Development Council and the Responsible Property Investment Council. ULI’s Urban Resilience Program undertook this research project in response to both policy trends and increased interest in water management among ULI member networks and com- munities. The research also builds from the program’s recent work, including Advisory Services panels focused on resilient approaches to water management, Returns on Resilience case studies … Read More

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Fall Meeting Scholarship for Outstanding Women Members

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Since 2012, the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) has awarded scholarships to women members to participate in the Fall Meeting.  These scholarships are awarded in recognition of a member’s contributions to ULI and demonstrated commitment to real estate and land use issues.  Further selection criteria is a member’s ability to articulate the benefits of WLI involvement and Fall Meeting attendance to advance their professional interests and pursuits as well as their future involvement with ULI. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who have 7+ years in the real estate or … Read More

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Apartments, High-End Retail Spurring Redevelopment of Tijuana’s Historic Downtown

By Patricia Kirk May 18, 2017 Tijuana’s historic Zona Centro, a 55-block downtown district and a ten-minute walk from the U.S. border, is undergoing a renaissance that is replacing taco stands and tourist curio shops with residential developments, great restaurants, collaborative workspaces, art galleries, bicycle stations, craft beer breweries, and other entertainment venues. “This is now the place to be for a demographic of hipsters,” notes San Diego developer Greg Shannon, whose company, Sedona Pacific Corporation, recently started a new apartment project in the Centro district. “A few years ago, you … Read More

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Daniel Ryan to Receive 2017 James F. Sallis Visionary Award

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Daniel J. Ryan, executive vice president and San Diego regional market director for Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc., will be awarded the 2017 James F. Sallis Visionary Award at ULI San Diego — Tijuana’s second annual Healthy Places Awards tonight. The award is in recognition of Ryan’s innovation in design, leadership in sustainability and passion for community building throughout his development career. Ryan has helped secure the company’s reputation as a leader in life-science campuses. It has more than 4 million square feet of office/laboratory space in its San Diego … Read More

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ULI Announces Finalists for 2017 Healthy Places Awards

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Winners to be honored at the 2nd Annual Healthy Places Gala on Thursday, May 18. (San Diego, May 1, 2017) Eleven extraordinary projects from across San Diego County and Tijuana have been selected as finalists in ULI San Diego – Tijuana’s 2017, Healthy Places Awards, the awards recognize the faces, places and policies that are creating and sustaining healthier communities across the region.  This year’s finalists include projects from San Marcos, the East Village, downtown San Diego, Mission Valley, central San Diego County and notably our first submission from Tijuana, … Read More

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How San Diego’s Smart City Tech Is Reducing Traffic, Saving Energy

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By Patricia Kirk February 27, 2017 San Diego is rolling out the largest city-based Internet of Things (IoT) network in the world, with deployment 3,200 smart sensors to upgrade the city’s infrastructure and enhance the quality of life for residents, announced San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer at a press conference. The city is partnering with GE and will deploy its digital engine for intelligent environments called “Current” and replace 14,000 streetlights with energy-efficient LED versions, reducing the cost for energy by 60 percent, light pollution and overall greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). … Read More

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The Revolution of Tijuana’s Avenida Revolución

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WRITTEN BY JACKIE BRYANT Known to Tijuanenses as “La Revu,” Avenida Revolución is a thoroughfare with one of the most colorful histories in the world. It’s best known for its days of yore, when it served as a type of grown up Disneyland for border-skipping Americans looking to indulge in the more unsavory aspects of having fun. Tijuana is a young city; founded in 1889, it hit its stride in the 1920s when, not coincidentally, the United States was embroiled in a Prohibition experiment. Before Prohibition’s reversal, Tijuana was able … Read More

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