More than 5,000 developers, investors, architects, land planners, and other land use professionals gathered at the Urban Land Institute’s Fall Meeting and Urban Land Expo in Washington, D.C., Oct. 12 - 15. Packed with dynamic speakers, as well as exhibitors ranging from architecture firms to product manufacturers to graduate programs in real estate, the meeting didn’t disappoint. Highlights included an opening keynote from FDIC chairman Sheila Bair; the release of Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2011, a joint report by ULI and PricewaterhouseCoopers; and the presentation of the 2010 ULI Global Awards of Excellence. Editors from residential architect and its sister magazines were on the scene at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, taking it all in.

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