I wanted to share a bit about our keynote presentation at The ULI Changing World Speaker Series: Shaping Cities and Communities for the ULI (Urban Land Institute) Fall Conference in Dallas, TX.
The panel focused on the themes of changing communities and pushing real estate from outside the industry. In many ways Popuphood does just that. From their website: "Cities and communities are shaped by the ideas and interactions of the people within them. Thought leaders will shine a spotlight on how creating community and accelerating innovation can revitalize and reconnect cities and neighborhoods." My fellow panelists included keynote speakers Jason Hall of Slow Roll, Detroit and Peter Kageyama of Alliance for Innovation.
It was a chance to share Popuphood's social mission and how we have evolved over the last 5 years as well as to hear from Peter about loving our cities, and Jason Halls' perspective on the role of cycling together as a strategy to bring community together through exploring and celebrating one's city.
We had a chance to explore Deep Ellum, a neighborhood that felt like a movie set with a edge. New bars and restaurants attracted to the human scale of the historical buildings and the established places that served up big plates with live music. Basically we loved it.
A bit about ULI, they Connect with the World of Real Estate. With more than 6,000 leaders from around the world and from every sector of real estate and land use the conference brings everyone together to share best practices and get the latest information on trends affecting the industry. Thank you to ULI for the honor of presenting and for all the good work ULI does in cities across the country!
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ULI Fall Meeting, Changing the world speaker series.