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Urban Land Institute Announces Real Estate Development Finalists In 2016 Global Awards For Excellence Competition



Winners to be Honored in October at the ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas

For more information, contact:  Robert Krueger at 202-624-7086 or email:  
WASHINGTON (May 18, 2016) — Twenty-six extraordinary developments from around the globe have been selected as finalists in the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2016 Global Awards for Excellence competition, widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious award programs. This year’s finalists include two in Asia, six in Europe, and 18 in North America.
Award finalists advance to the final stage of the competition, with a group of winners to be announced in October at the ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas. The winning projects will be selected by an international jury made up of ULI members representing a multidisciplinary collection of real estate development expertise, including finance, land planning, development, public affairs, design, and other professional services.
The finalists (developers and designers in parentheses) are:

  • 345meatpacking, New York, New York, United States (developer/design: DDG)
  • 35XV, New York, New York, United States (developer: AGA 15th Street LLC; design: FXFOWLE)
  • Antara, Mexico City, Mexico (developer: GSM; design: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos et al.)
  • BBVA Bancomer Operations Center, Mexico City, Mexico (developer: BBVA Bancomer; design: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP)
  • The Boucicaut Eco-Neighborhood, Paris, Ile-de-France, France (developer: Sempariseine; design: AUA Paul Chemetov, Jean-Francois Schmit Architectes, et al.)
  • Celadon at 9th & Broadway, San Diego, California, United States (developer: BRIDGE Housing Corporation; design: SVA Architects, Studio E Architects, et al.)
  • Chophouse Row, Seattle, Washington, United States (developer: Dunn & Hobbes LLC; design: SKL Architects, Graham Baba Architects, et al.)
  • Daniels Spectrum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (developer: the Regent Park Arts Non-Profit Development Corporation (RPAD); design: Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc.)
  • The Edge, Amsterdam, North-Holland, Netherlands (developer: OVG Real Estate; design: PLP Architecture et al.)
  • The Hall, San Francisco, California, United States (developers: War Horse and Tidewater Capital)
  • Heart of Lake, Xiamen, Fujian, China (developer: Vanke Real Estate Enterprise; design: Robert A.M. Stern Architects, BIAD, and Olin)
  • Hong Kong East Community Green Station, Hong Kong, China (developer/design: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
  • JTI International Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland (developer: JTI; design: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Inc.)
  • Les Docks Village, Marseille, Bouches du Rhone, France (developer: Constructa Urban Systems; design: 5+1AA)
  • The Lofts of Washington University, University City, Missouri, United States (developer: Washington University; design: William Rawn Associates, Architects Inc. et al.)
  • Markthal, Rotterdam, Zuid Holland, Netherlands (developer: Provast; design: MVRDV/INBO)
  • Mr Robinson, San Diego, California, United States (developer/design: Jonathan Segal Architects)
  • Ocean Avenue South, Santa Monica, California, United States (developers: Related California et al; design: Moore Ruble Yudell, Koning Eizenberg, et al.)
  • Old Mill District, Bend, Oregon, United States (developer: William Smith Properties Inc.; design: Ken Kay Associates, Mayer/Reed, Mackenzie, et al.)
  • Otay-Tijuana Cross Border Xpress, San Diego, California, United States (developer: Otay-Tijuana Ventures LLC; design: Stantec Architecture Inc., Legorreta + Legorreta, et al.)
  • Ponce City Market, Atlanta, Georgia, United States (developer: Jamestown; design: Surber, Barber, Choate & Hertlein et al.)
  • Sheridan Station, Washington, D.C., United States (developers: WC Smith, Union Temple Community Development Corporation, and Jackson Investment Co.; design: SK+I)
  • The Strand, American Conservatory Theater (ACT), San Francisco, California, United States (developer: American Conservatory Theater; design: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP)
  • Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, San Antonio, Texas, United States (developer: Tobin Center for the Performing Arts; design: LMN Architects with associate architect Marmon Mok)
  • Vulkan, Oslo, Norway (developers: Aspelin Ramm Eiendom AS, Anthon B Nilsen Eiendom AS; design: LPO arkitekter, Niels Torp arkitekter, and Kristin Jarmund Arkitekter)
  • Wynwood Walls, Miami, Florida, United States (developer: Goldman Properties; design: Tony Goldman and Jessica Goldman Srebnick in collaboration with DNB Design Group, Plusurbia, et al.)

“A hallmark of ULI is to engage and to provide leadership while giving back to one’s community,” said Steve Navarro, executive vice president, CBRE l The Furman Co., Greenville, South Carolina. “One of our annual highlights is to recognize, through the Global Awards for Excellence initiative, some of the truly wonderful development projects that have been created in our communities. The candidate pool has grown each year with applicants reaching all parts of the world and representing numerous and varied product types. The finalists this year were all a joy to explore. Large and small, each represents best in class. When a unique and successful project transcends boundaries yet fits perfectly into its immediate community, it exemplifies what we all strive for and should be celebrated.”
In addition to Navarro, 2016 awards jury members are Toni Alexander, president and creative director, InterCommunications Inc., Newport Beach, California; Jeff Barber, design leader and principal, Gensler, Washington, D.C.; Terrall Budge, principal and owner, Loci, Salt Lake City, Utah; Lynn Hoffman Carlton, regional director of planning, HOK, Kansas City, Missouri; Ame M. Engelhart, director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Hong Kong; Sophie Henley-Price, principal, STUDIOS Architecture, Paris, France; Lance Josal, president and chief executive officer, Callison RTKL, Dallas, Texas; Roger G. Orf, partner, Apollo Management LLP, London; Alex J. Rose, senior vice president, Continental Development Corporation, El Segundo, California; Wendy Rowden, president, 42nd Street Development Corp., New York, New York; and Rebecca Stone, managing principal, OZ Architecture, Denver, Colorado.
The competition, established in 1979, recognizes real estate projects that achieve a high standard of excellence in design, construction, economics, planning, and management. Open to the entire industry (not just ULI members), the awards program is viewed as the centerpiece of ULI’s efforts to identify and promote best practices in all types of real estate development.
The award is based on ULI’s guiding principle that the achievement of excellence in land use practice should be recognized and rewarded. ULI’s Global Awards for Excellence recognize the full development process of a project, not just its architecture or design. The criteria for the awards include leadership, contribution to the community, innovations, public/private partnerships, environmental protection and enhancement, response to societal needs, and financial viability. Throughout the program’s history, all types of projects have been recognized for their excellence, including office, residential, recreational, urban/mixed-use, industrial/office park, commercial/retail, new community, rehabilitation, and public projects and programs.                                        
NOTE TO REPORTERS AND EDITORS: Upon request, high-resolution images of the 2016 ULI Global Awards for Excellence finalists will be made available to credentialed members of the press. For more information about ULI’s Awards for Excellence program and previous winners, visit the Global Awards for Excellence competition page.  
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 38,000 members worldwide representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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INEGI arranca Censo de Población y Vivienda 2020



Este dos de marzo dio inicio de manera oficial el Censo de Población y Vivienda 2020  que elabora el Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía cada 10 años, con la primera entrevista realizada por el director Julio Santaella en las inmediaciones de la Colonia Portales de la Delegación Benito Juárez.

El Censo 2020, estimado como el más grande hasta ahora, se realizará del 2 al 27 de marzo, por 151 mil encuestadores que tocarán las puertas de 45 millones de viviendas en todo el país, y podrán ser identificados por el uniforme oficial que consta de chaleco, sombrero y mochila, todos con el logo del INEGI.

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El levantamiento de información se realizará con dispositivos electrónicos que encriptarán y enviarán los datos de manera inmediata al servidor del INEGI.

Las encuestas se harán cara a cara, y en caso de no encontrar a los habitantes en sus domicilios se dejará un aviso para notificar que se ha realizado la primer visita e intentar concertar una cita.

Sobre las medidas de seguridad y salud referentes a los recientes casos de coronavirus detectados en el país, Santaella comentó que hasta el momento tienen la indicación de seguir con las actividades tal y como estaba planeado. Señaló que los entrevistadores seguirán las recomendaciones de higiene de las autoridades de salud y destacó que hay certeza de que ninguno de ellos ha viajado fuera del país pues han estado en capacitación durante las últimas 4 semanas. En cuanto al protocolo para las zonas que representan focos rojos, la información se levantará en papel, en horarios catalogados como más seguros, y en casos de extrema necesidad el personal irá acompañado o en autos oficiales.

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Santaella dio a conocer que los gobernadores de los estados de Puebla, Sinaloa, Campeche, Quintana Roo y Jalisco ya fueron censados e invitó al resto de la población a participar de manera informada y responsable. 

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