Monthly Archives: October 2017

Neighborhood Design Center Seeks Nominations to its Board of Directors

The Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) is seeking nominations to its Board of Directors.  Founded in 1968, the Neighborhood Design Center is a nonprofit organization that facilitates the development of healthy, equitable neighborhoods through community-engaged design and planning services. By providing the tools, expertise, and partnerships necessary to realize neighborhood visions, they support broad participation in the evolution of the built environment. NDC provides access to pro bono design services in underserved communities in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County, MD. In collaboration with neighborhood groups, local government agencies, and fellow nonprofits, … Read More

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Lifetime Achievement Award: Bill Struever’s Acceptance Speech

An Apology, 3 Blessings, and a Challenge An Apology— In 2008, the world fell down around our heads with 15 million in our active development pipeline. Our attempt at a global restructure failed and after a frenetic 4 days preparing for a bankruptcy filing, I couldn’t face abandoning ship. In 2009, a bankruptcy would be a total wipeout for all. We joined with partners, lenders, vendors, and communities that believed in us, to get projects completed as best we could, working through our travails and learning humility at a massive … Read More

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WaveMaker Awards 2017 Recap

As an international nonprofit research and education organization, ULI recognizes outstanding “wavemaking” real estate developments, related programs, and visionaries in worldwide urban development. On Thursday, October 5th, a record 400+ industry professionals gathered at the Monument City Brewing Company Building in East Baltimore to celebrate ULI Baltimore’s Ninth Annual Wavemaker Awards, a distinguished event where exceptional local development projects are honored. In June, ULI Baltimore issued a “Call for Entry” and received 35 outstanding nominations, which featured a diversity of developments in the local region including adaptive reuse, renovation, and … Read More

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Event Photos: 9th Annual WaveMaker Awards

Thank you for attending the 9th Annual WaveMaker Awards of 2017 at the Monument City Brewing Company Building!  This year, we had more than 450 attendees! To view photos from the event, click HERE.    

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Press Release: The Urban Land Institute District Council of Baltimore Announces WaveMaker Award Winners Local Real Estate Development Projects and Influencers Recognized

CONTACT: Lisa Harlow lisa@clappcommunications.com 443-992-8642 The Urban Land Institute District Council of Baltimore Announces WaveMaker Award Winners, Local Real Estate Development Projects and Influencers Recognized BALTIMORE, October 10, 2017 – The Baltimore District Council of The Urban Land Institute (ULI) held its ninth annual WaveMaker Awards on October 9 at the Monument City Brewing building in Baltimore. ULI Baltimore’s annual WaveMaker Awards recognize outstanding local real estate development projects, as well as Lifetime Achievement and Leadership Award winners. The projects were selected based on the following criteria: Completeness; a Sense … Read More

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Young Leaders Tour Ellicott City

Written by Katie Fink, Lorax Partnerships LLC– On Thursday, August 31, 2017, the ULI Baltimore Young Leaders met at the Phoenix Emporium on Main Street in Historic Ellicott City to take a walking tour and learn about the revitalization efforts following the devastating flood of 2016. While at the Phoenix Emporium, representatives from Howard County Economic Development Authority recapped the events of the flooding, the companies and properties that were damaged, and how the community rallied together to rebuild. Impressively, Ellicott City has retained nearly all of the original businesses … Read More

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