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  • Real Estate Technology: A Must-Have or Still Hype?

    February 27, 2015

    Recent conversations I’ve had with more than a dozen CEOs and founders of companies at the intersection of technology and commercial real estate have focused on the status of real estate technology.

  • Green Innovations Adding Market Value

    February 27, 2015

    Clean, renewable energy technologies are already powering homes, commercial buildings, and cars, but will soon be taking on heavier assignments, including moving trains, trucks, and even jets, experts said at a shared conference day of FutureBuild 2015 and the Green Marketmaker’s Conference, held in Los Angeles in late January through a partnership between ULI Los Angeles and VerdeXchange.

  • Property Management in the Face of Conflicting Marijuana Laws

    February 26, 2015

    As more states legalize marijuana use—despite the continued federal prohibition—how can landlords and property managers minimize their liability?

  • Taxes Lead the List of Federal Policies That Affect the U.S. Real Estate Industry

    February 25, 2015

    Banking and finance regulations—and government gridlock—are other top concerns voiced by survey respondents.

  • ULI, MacArthur Foundation Launch Housing Portal

    February 24, 2015

    The Urban Land Institute (ULI), with the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, has launched How Housing Matters, an interdisciplinary online portal focused on housing’s role in individual and neighborhood well-being.

  • ULX: 10 Next-Wave Mixed-Income Housing Projects

    February 23, 2015

    Ten new multifamily developments blend units for residents at a variety of income levels in or near urban cores.

  • Charleston’s Mayor Looks Back on 40 Years of Progress

    February 23, 2015

    As he completes his tenth term as Charleston, South Carolina’s mayor—and his 40th year in office—Joseph P. Riley Jr. could speak only of all that he has left to do and how little time he has to do it.

  • Seven Strategies for Making U.S. Housing More Affordable

    February 23, 2015

    As U.S. home prices have bounced back, activists, advocates, and community developers have struggled to make housing more affordable.

  • Redeveloping for Health in Hamburg’s HafenCity

    February 20, 2015

    Decentralized spatial urban planning, rather than walkability, is the most effective tool for building healthy cities, says the chief executive officer of Europe’s largest inner-city development project.

  • The New Normal of Extreme Weather Conditions

    February 20, 2015

    Disruptive forces created by climate change represent the “new normal” for the real estate industry and cities worldwide, posing “huge risks” to those not adequately preparing for it, warned a panel of experts at the ULI Europe Annual Conference in Paris last week.

  • Visualizing 60 Years of Change in Houston and Other Cities

    February 18, 2015

    See how Houston and other American downtowns have been transformed over the past 60 years with these illustrations.

  • A Developing Front in Resilience: Electricity Microgrids

    February 17, 2015

    At some forward-thinking projects, developers are taking control of the electric supply into their own hands.

  • World’s Cities Largely Unprepared for Effect of Climate Change

    February 13, 2015

    London Mayor Boris Johnson believes voters are one of the biggest obstacles to improving the city’s resilience to the effects of climate change.

  • E-Commerce’s Global Impact Still Expanding

    February 13, 2015

    Global e-commerce titans, such as Google and Amazon and China’s Alibaba, are transforming customer expectations on product selection, convenience, and shopping experiences, which may lead to less demand for traditional retail real estate, Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International, told attendees at ULI’s Midwinter Meeting in Paris last week.

  • 11 Strategies for Building Community with Affordable Housing

    February 13, 2015

    The design quality of affordable housing can have a substantial positive effect on both residents and the surrounding community.

  • In Print: Leading for the Long Term

    February 13, 2015

    In any industry—especially one as cyclical as real estate—the test of a leader comes not when things are going well, but over the long haul, as the leader perseveres through the inevitable downturns.

  • Disruptive Tech Firms Value Place Making

    February 9, 2015

    Providers of shared office space such as WeWork are beginning to disrupt the need for traditional office space, Peter Victor, senior management director and head of the international desk, EMEA, at Cushman and Wakefield, said at the ULI Europe Annual Conference in Paris.

  • Moving to Where the Price is Right

    February 9, 2015

    Millennials have flocked to city life, changing neighborhoods as they go. What happens when their needs—and tastes—mature?

  • January-February Issue of Urban Land Is Available for Download

    February 8, 2015

    For those of you who have already downloaded the Urban Land app for tablets and smartphones, the latest issue is now available. If you have not downloaded the app for Android or Apple devices, feel free to do so now, also at no charge.

  • QE, Cheap Oil Should Stave Off Deflation in Europe

    February 6, 2015

    Quantitative easing and low oil prices will counteract the negative effects of deflation and a potential departure of Greece from the euro, said the chief economist of one of Europe’s largest pension funds at ULI Europe’s annual conference in Paris.

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