New Developments

  • Four New Rose Fellows Announced for 2015

    November 21, 2014 The mayors of Boston, Omaha, Pittsburgh, and Seattle have been selected as the 2015 class of fellows for the Rose Center for Public Leadership. The mayor of each city will lead a team of three fellows and a coordinator, who together will select a local land use challenge for which they will receive technical assistance from faculty experts assembled by ULI and their peers from the three other fellowship cities.
  • Evaluating California’s Transportation Metrics

    November 14, 2014 In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote multimodal transportation, and create a diversity of land uses, California has enacted a bill that will alter the way that transportation impacts are evaluated under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

New Developments

  • Four New Rose Fellows Announced for 2015

    November 21, 2014 The mayors of Boston, Omaha, Pittsburgh, and Seattle have been selected as the 2015 class of fellows for the Rose Center for Public Leadership. The mayor of each city will lead a team of three fellows and a coordinator, who together will select a local land use challenge for which they will receive technical assistance from faculty experts assembled by ULI and their peers from the three other fellowship cities.
  • Evaluating California’s Transportation Metrics

    November 14, 2014 In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote multimodal transportation, and create a diversity of land uses, California has enacted a bill that will alter the way that transportation impacts are evaluated under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Recent Articles

  • An Unflinching Look at Flood Risk

    November 21, 2014

    The influence of climate change could offset the benefits of better data when governments map the areas at risk.

  • Four New Rose Fellows Announced for 2015

    November 21, 2014

    The mayors of Boston, Omaha, Pittsburgh, and Seattle have been selected as the 2015 class of fellows for the Rose Center for Public Leadership. The mayor of each city will lead a team of three fellows and a coordinator, who together will select a local land use challenge for which they will receive technical assistance from faculty experts assembled by ULI and their peers from the three other fellowship cities.

  • Industry Outlook for Hotel Development

    November 17, 2014

    Technology and changing travel habits are checking in as long-term guests.

  • Investing in a Live/Work Environment

    November 17, 2014

    A couple transforms a defunct factory/warehouse and abandoned gas station into live/work units for lease­­—and a private art studio/home for themselves.

  • Monday’s Numbers: November 17, 2014

    November 17, 2014

    The Trepp survey for the week ending November 7, 2014, showed average spreads basically unchanged as lenders and borrowers alike focus on getting 2014’s remaining deals “papered” by December 31. Absent the appearance of a “black swan,” we expect nothing of note to change over the next six weeks. All-in cost remains in the wildly attractive 3.50 to 4.00 percent range.

  • Election Victories for Smart Growth, Green Space Initiatives

    November 17, 2014

    While voters were deciding on control of the U.S. Congress and several state houses, they were also voting on 146 ballot measures, many of which benefited plans for smarter growth and green space.

  • Evaluating California’s Transportation Metrics

    November 14, 2014

    In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote multimodal transportation, and create a diversity of land uses, California has enacted a bill that will alter the way that transportation impacts are evaluated under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

  • Surgeon General Cites Role of Built Environment for Health

    November 14, 2014

    The U.S. Surgeon General urged land use professionals to partner with him in his nationwide campaign to curb the rise of chronic diseases and obesity and to encourage a physically active lifestyle, in a talk at the National Institutes of Health.

  • Houston to Host ULI’s 2015 Spring Meeting

    November 13, 2014

    Real estate industry icon and longtime Urban Land Institute leader Gerald D. Hines, founder and chairman of the Houston-based Hines real estate organization, has been named the honorary chairman of ULI’s 2015 Spring Meeting, set for May 13–14 at the Hilton Americas Houston.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: UC Davis West Village–Davis, California

    November 13, 2014

    Focusing on environmental responsiveness and place making, this mixed-use neighborhood is also the largest planned net-zero-energy community.

  • Monday’s Numbers: November 10, 2014

    November 10, 2014

    The Trepp survey for the week ending October 31, 2014, showed average spreads basically unchanged with the implied rate for ten-year, modestly leveraged commercial real estate mortgages equaling 3.93 percent—71 basis points lower than at year-end 2013.

  • The Ripple Effects of Higher-Quality Housing

    November 10, 2014

    Through both evidence and anecdotes, panelists at the “How Housing Matters”conference provided further insight into the pivotal role that housing plays in people’s lives.

  • Building Healthier and Never Going Back

    November 7, 2014

    How do you create built environments that actually improve health? Panelists at the ULI Fall Meeting said that successes in improving health need to be shared while meeting financial and investment objectives. “Once you see these principles at work, it makes such an impact that there’s no going back,” said Susan Powers, president, Urban Ventures LLC.

  • E-Commerce vs. Brick-and-Mortar Stores: Who’s Really Winning?

    November 7, 2014

    On the day that Target announced free shipping for all online orders placed during the 2014 holiday season, a 2014 ULI Fall Meeting panel discussed who is “really winning” market share in retail: brick-and-mortar or online stores? According to research presented by the panelists, the current situation is a win-win for both camps.

  • Denser Suburbs Drawing Homebuyers with Walkable Town Centers

    November 7, 2014

    Master-planned communities and suburban models that once dominated homebuilding are shifting to include walkable, compact town centers.

  • Creating Healthier Food and Beverage Experiences in Retail

    November 7, 2014

    At the ULI Fall Meeting, panelists discussed the shifting role of food and beverage offerings at retail centers. With more and more purchases occurring online, panelists explained how food has emerged as the big draw from Australia to New York City.

  • ULI Minnesota Initiative Honored with Impact Award

    November 7, 2014

    The Minnesota chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has been selected as the 2014 winner of the ULI Impact Award, an honor given annually to a district or national council that has catalyzed an exceptional example of impact, or a positive change in the design and development of its community.

  • Three Case Studies Combining Office Development With Placemaking

    November 4, 2014

    As panelists demonstrated at the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting, owners and developers are generating new demand for office space by repositioning entire neighborhoods and developing new mixed-use buildings to meet the needs of office users.

  • Added Dimensionality in the Modern Workspace

    November 4, 2014

    Prevailing modes of workplace organization have and continue to be upended by new enterprises, designers, and clients, according to panelists at the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting in New York City.

  • Housing and Health: From Research to Real Deals

    November 4, 2014

    Panelists advocated for policies leading to healthier lives, built on a platform of affordable, green, and community-oriented housing at the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting in New York City.

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