TAMPA, FL (Jan. 22, 2019) – Urban Land Institute Tampa Bay’s Real Estate Trends Conference will feature insightful looks at the area’s economy and real estate market while also highlighting two well-known speakers discussing important issues that relate to our quality of life.
Internationally renowned outdoor sculptor Janet Echelman, who will have an installation in St. Petersburg’s downtown Pier District starting later this year, will give a talk about creativity and how that can impact cities and open spaces. Echelman has done more than 80 sculptures in countries across the globe, and her Ted Talk on creativity has had more than 2 million views.
Robin Chase, co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, which offers residents in hundreds of cities around the country the opportunity to use a vehicle for a few hours or days at a time, will be talking about the future of autonomous vehicles and the sharing economy. Chase is a renowned author and speaker, recently publishing Peers Inc, an in-depth study of the sharing economy. She was named to the 2009 Time 100, which listed her among the 100 Most Influential People for her innovation and leadership.
In other highlights:
• RCLCO’s Adam Ducker and Gregg Logan will present a report on how urban and suburban neighborhoods in the Tampa Bay area are evolving.
• PwC’s Mitch Roschelle will cover Tampa Bay’s emergence as a Top 10 market in PwC and ULI’s annual “Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report.”
• Tampa Bay Mayor Bob Buckhorn will reflect on the city’s progress over the past eight years, while discussing challenges ahead.
• Gary Hoyt, founder and principal of Hoyt Architects, will talk about the future of Sarasota’s downtown, using virtual reality to offer a glimpse of what the city may look like in the future.
The 2019 ULI Trends Conference runs from 12:15 to 6:45 p.m. at Armature Works in Tampa.
“The Trends Conference will have insightful discussions that focus on our quality of life in the Tampa Bay area,” said ULI Tampa Bay chair Barry Karpay. “From infusing creativity in open spaces to ensuring that we have quality transportation options, the conference goes back to ULI’s mission of ‘creating and maintaining thriving communities worldwide.’”
For more information or to register for the event, visit the event page.
About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute (http://www.uli.org) is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in sustaining and creating thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has nearly 30,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines. The ULI Tampa Bay District Council sponsors educational forums and events such as trends conferences, transportation and housing programs, and project tours.