HOUSTON – May 15, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced the winner of the 2015 ULI Apgar Urban Land Award, which recognizes industry articles of practical value published in Urban Land magazine, ULI’s flagship publication. The winner was recognized today at ULI’s Spring Meeting in Houston, Texas.
This year’s winning article was written by Dan Malone and Richard Peiser. Malone is an architect, real estate professional, and 2014 graduate of the master in design studies program in real estate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Peiser is the Michael D. Spear Professor of Real Estate Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Their article entitled, “The Making of Miami Beach’s Mixed-Use Garage,” was published in the September 2014 issue of the magazine.
This co-authored article highlights the 1111 Lincoln Road project in Miami Beach, Florida, a project that illustrates a visionary approach to urban redevelopment and while providing a gateway to the Lincoln Road pedestrian mall conceived by Morris Lapidus, the influential 1950s Miami Beach architect. This article about the popular mixed-use garage goes above and beyond the numerous news stories written about the structure’s uses by instead providing a detailed look at its development process and Robert Wennett, the visionary developer behind the project.
“The Apgar Urban Land Award winning article tells the story of a redevelopment that really pushes the envelope in terms of creativity and innovation,” said ULI Global Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips. “This article provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look at how sustainable design and mixed-use can benefit both the developer and the local community – all central to ULI’s mission.”
ULI also recognized two finalist articles. The May/June 2014 issue article, “Producing Affordable Multifamily Housing: Paths to a Painless Solution,” written Mike Curzan and Marta Lopez along with William Macht’s November/December issue article entitled, “Universal Structures as Long Term Sustainable Assets,” were honored today by ULI.
The award, which is based on articles published during the previous calendar year, recognizes the authors of Urban Land articles that best advance the mission and priorities of the institute. Presented annually from 1991 to 2006, the award was reintroduced in 2012 with intent of encouraging entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals to communicate their ideas, knowledge, research and experience for the benefit of the entire real estate community.
The ULI Apgar Urban Land Award was created by long-time ULI member and current ULI Governor, Mahlon “Sandy” Apgar, in order to highlight and recognize the quality of writing in Urban Land magazine. A $500 honorarium is presented to the winning authors, articles are judged on the criteria of relevance to current land use and development issues; strength of the authors’ analyses; perceptiveness of the authors’ reasoning; clarity of presentation; and overall contribution to the advancement of ULI’s mission and current priorities.
For more information on the Apgar Urban Land Award, visit our Awards page.
About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute (uli.org) 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 34,000 members worldwide representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.
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