Urban Land Institute prepares exhibit on future of urban design
The Washington-based Urban Land Institute (ULI) is preparing an exhibit on the future of urban design and development that will debut at ULI’s Annual Fall Meeting and Urban Land Expo, scheduled for Oct. 27-30 in Miami Beach, Fla. “The City in 2050: Creating Blueprints for Change” will be an “urban laboratory” in which participants will explore factors that are expected to affect cities in the future, such as alternative energy use and new approaches to sustainability.
The 3,600-square-foot exhibit, funded by a donation from the Norwalk, Conn.-based Galbreath Family Foundation, will focus on “drivers of change,” including rapid urbanization, rising energy costs, climate change, infrastructure needs, population growth, demographic changes and economic shifts. “From creative development around transit to alternative energy use, from the latest in green office technology to advances in retail delivery, this initiative will encourage innovative thinking and adoption of best practices,” said ULI President Richard Rosan. “It is a compelling new way for ULI to advocate responsible land use.”
Along with the exhibit, ULI will distribute an accompanying publication and will seek input from attendees as part of an ongoing, multi-year program aimed at studying land use options for a changing world. More information on the exhibit and ULI is available at www.uli.org.