Connecting Arts + Real Estate
ULI Hong Kong is proud to be part of a global cohort of ULI National and District Councils working to connect artists, developers, and community voices to drive more inclusive and participatory real estate outcomes.
ULI Art in Place Hong Kong, a program of ULI Hong Kong, is amplifying community voices and artist perspectives to drive more inclusive and participatory real estate development processes. With financial and programmatic support from the Building Healthy Places (BHP) team, participating cohort councils will host convenings to identify where artists-engaged partnerships in real estate can advance equitable outcomes, empower collective action, and repair the social fabric. Lessons from this work will be shared across the greater National and District Councils network and amongst the wider ULI membership throughout the program.
The global Art in Place cohort includes:
- ULI Austin: Incorporating creative spaces in Austin’s existing and future developments.
- ULI Cleveland: Addressing historic inequities in community art funding and installation in Cleveland.
- ULI Colorado: Reimagining the Steamboat Springs Depot and railyard as a creative hub.
- ULI France: Leveraging existing programs to shape social projects that promote a culture of inclusion.
- ULI Germany: Exploring how to involve art and artists in private developments in more curated ways.
- ULI Hong Kong: Reinjecting Purpose into Hong Kong Real Estate
- ULI Louisiana: Advancing relationships between local creatives and real estate leaders to support creative placemaking in Baton Rouge.
- ULI NW Arkansas: Spurring creative placemaking collaborations in the northwest Arkansas corridor, a historically culturally underserved region.
The Art in Place cohort, working locally and together, seeks to:
- Foster stronger connections between artists and real estate, demonstrating how culture and creativity can advance social trust, community connection, and development success;
- Demonstrate how to embed creative placemaking and community perspectives into real estate development, to achieve better outcomes; and
- Distill lessons learned for wider sharing and adoption.
Thank You to Our Partners
ULI thanks the Art in Place project team for their contribution:
Tatum Lau, Project Director, The Oval Partnership
Fay Li, Principal, Redpath Partners
Antoine Nguy, Vice President of Investments, Phoenix Property Investors
Wendy Tsai, Project Director, The Oval Partnership