Monthly Archives: April 2011

Leadership Insights – Rodney Crim

Rodney Crim is a leader with commitment to the advancement of urban development in the St. Louis region. His early involvement with ULI started at the member level and led him to roles as a panelist and program chair. Through Crim’s experience with ULI in Chicago and Minneapolis, he witnessed firsthand the organization’s significant role in responsible land use and in creating and sustaining thriving communities. During Crim’s two‐year term as chairman of ULI St. Louis, he hopes to build on the solid foundation that has been established by previous … Read More

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The Value of Transit Oriented Development

Together with Citizens for Modern Transit, ULI St. Louis will host national and local experts in a program discussing the impact of Transit Oriented Development in metropolitan areas on Wednesday, May 4, at the BJC Learning Center. Jack Wierzenski, director of economic development for Dallas Area Rapid Transit, will share the impact of transit oriented development on the City of Dallas, Texas. A discussion of the return-on-investment for St. Louis and how the region can benefit from future investment in transit oriented development will be addressed by panelists: John Langa, … Read More

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Office Spaces Tour Changes Perception of Downtown

ULI St. Louis, in cooperation with the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis, hosted a tour of five unique office spaces, each designed and constructed to inspire creative thinking and encourage collaboration. The tour launched from the Power House Building in the offices of Cannon Design at Clark and 11th.  The architects at Cannon separated the floors from the edge of the building walls, elegantly mimicking the existing curves of the windows. Today, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has achieved LEED Gold status. Larson … Read More

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Sponsor Spotlight – Casey Communications

Casey Communications, Inc., an integrated marketing communications firm based in Clayton, Mo., provides media relations and other communications and web‐based marketing support to a wide array of clients. President Marie A. Casey founded the firm in 1983 after five years of reporting about design, development, construction and labor‐management relations as editor at St. Louis Construction News & Review (CNR). In 2004, Casey Communications became a proud sponsor of ULI St. Louis. Casey notes, “Our sponsorship supports the important community‐building work of ULI and gives us valuable exposure to our clients … Read More

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Innovative, Downtown Office Spaces Inspire Creativity and Collaboration

ULI St. Louis will partner with the Downtown Community Improvement District to bring ULI members an exclusive inside look at creative office spaces in downtown St. Louis on Thursday, April 14. The bus tour focuses on innovation in building interiors that inspire creative thinking, encourage collaboration and provide a nurturing environment for employees. The bright and airy spaces, some nationally recognized, offer solutions to spruce up any drab office space. The tour concludes with drinks and networking at Joe Buck’s Restaurant downtown. The tour and networking event is from 4 … Read More

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ULI Members Engage in Candid Conversations

An exclusive members-only program, Candid Conversations gives ULI members the opportunity to participate and influence important discussions that affect the development of the St. Louis region. The bi-monthly series allows attendees to submit anonymous questions and contribute to a relevant, no holds barred, face-to-face meeting with local community leaders. The program is limited to 15 members for the cultivation of meaningful relationships with civic leaders in a small, intimate gathering.  Pre-registration is required. ULI’s upcoming Candid Conversations program will be held on Thursday, April 21, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. … Read More

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Breaking News: Citygarden Named Finalist for ULI Amanda Burdan Urban Open Space Award

Citygarden was selected as one of five finalists for the ULI Amanda Burden Urban Open Spaces Award, a competition that recognizes a public open space that has enriched and revitalized its surrounding community.  The winner will be annouced at ULI’s Real Estate Summit at the Spring Council Forum, May 18-20 in Phoenix. Read more about the Urban Open Space Awards Finalists.

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