Sunday, April 24, 2005

Real estate: The week ahead

Urban planners head to Texas; 'Living Green' kicks off in Minnesota

The Urban Land Institute's 2005 Spring Council Forum is slated for April 27-29, in San Antonio, Texas. Council members of ULI will gather for two days of workshops, meetings and tours. Author and New York Times columnist David Brooks will be the featured speaker.

The Seaside Institute, Looney Ricks Kiss Architects will host "Uptown, Downtown and Around Town: Building Value in a Community," April 27-29, in Memphis, Tenn. The program is designed to be a candid discussion of the pitfalls and successes of Memphis' revitalization through a series of case studies and tours.

The Living Green Expo, hosted by the Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance, will take place April 30-May 1, in St. Paul, Minn. The expo features 72 concurrent workshops on a variety of sustainability and "living green" topics throughout both days. Topics include transportation, energy, home building and remodeling, recreation and leisure, and household practices and products.

The 2005 Western Regional Mutual Self-Help Housing Conference is slated for April 26-28, in Salt Lake City. The event, hosted by the Rural Community Assistance Corp. and USDA-Rural Development, includes sessions for board members, construction supervisors, group coordinators, program directors, bookkeepers, grant managers, housing counseling staff, and USDA-Rural Development staff. There will be job-related and regional networking sessions. The workshop tracks are management, real estate development, design and construction, marketing and recruitment, fiscal management, loan underwriting, and Self-Help 101

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