New Developments

  • REITs Down on China-Related Concerns

    August 31, 2015 U.S. stock markets turned dramatically lower during much of the past week, but markets ended the six-day downturn by surging ahead on Wednesday and posting additional gains on Thursday. Positive economic news on U.S. second-quarter gross domestic product, consumer confidence, and home sales indicated that the domestic economy should be able to withstand the slowdown in China. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.
  • Video: Explaining the Benefits of a “Road Diet”

    August 31, 2015 Jeff Speck, planning expert and author of Walkable City and coauthor of Suburban Nation , has created a series of videos that illustrate how cities are reducing on-street parking and better utilizing their existing roads to create calmer traffic patterns, wider sidewalks, and dedicated bike lanes.
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    Ten Principles for Responsible Tourism

    Tourism is a critical factor in the U.S. and world economies. “The impacts of tourism on a community can be beneficial if planned and managed, or extremely damaging if left without controls,” says Michael Kelly, former chairman of the APA’s tourism planning division.

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    Emerging Best Practices for More Resilient Communities

    “The hard truth is that we really have to rebuild and build new with the expectation of likely extreme weather in the future,” said Harriet Tregoning, principal deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, speaking on a ULI panel.

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    Ten Gen Y Myths, Challenged

    Examining the misconceptions about millennials and housing as discussed in ULI’s recent report, Gen Y and Housing: What They Want and Where They Want It.

New Developments

  • REITs Down on China-Related Concerns

    August 31, 2015 U.S. stock markets turned dramatically lower during much of the past week, but markets ended the six-day downturn by surging ahead on Wednesday and posting additional gains on Thursday. Positive economic news on U.S. second-quarter gross domestic product, consumer confidence, and home sales indicated that the domestic economy should be able to withstand the slowdown in China. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.
  • Video: Explaining the Benefits of a “Road Diet”

    August 31, 2015 Jeff Speck, planning expert and author of Walkable City and coauthor of Suburban Nation , has created a series of videos that illustrate how cities are reducing on-street parking and better utilizing their existing roads to create calmer traffic patterns, wider sidewalks, and dedicated bike lanes.

Recent Articles

  • For-Profit Developers Bring Expertise to Affordable Housing

    August 31, 2015

    A few developers, such as New York City–based Jonathan Rose Companies (JRCo) and St. Louis–based McCormack Baron Salazar, start with a mission-driven approach to create vibrant communities that give more people a safe and engaging place to call home—and then make sure that the developments also fit with their profit motivation.

  • In Shanghai, a New Model for the Waterfront

    August 31, 2015

    Hushan North Bund transforms a former commercial dock into a vibrant mixed-use development.

  • ULX: 10 Radical Repurposings

    August 31, 2015

    The following ten projects, all completed during the past five years, reconstruct historic buildings to serve completely different purposes.

  • Industry City: Developer Jamestown’s Billion-Dollar Mixed-Use Revival in Brooklyn

    August 31, 2015

    A crumbling industrial site on the fringe of Brooklyn’s real estate boom is becoming a magnet for innovative businesses. Industry City has drawn Fortune 500 companies, technology startups, a professional sports training facility, an ice cream maker, and visual artists to a complex of 15 giant, century-old factory buildings on the Brooklyn waterfront.

  • REITs Down on China-Related Concerns

    August 31, 2015

    U.S. stock markets turned dramatically lower during much of the past week, but markets ended the six-day downturn by surging ahead on Wednesday and posting additional gains on Thursday. Positive economic news on U.S. second-quarter gross domestic product, consumer confidence, and home sales indicated that the domestic economy should be able to withstand the slowdown in China. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Video: Explaining the Benefits of a “Road Diet”

    August 31, 2015

    Jeff Speck, planning expert and author of Walkable City and coauthor of Suburban Nation , has created a series of videos that illustrate how cities are reducing on-street parking and better utilizing their existing roads to create calmer traffic patterns, wider sidewalks, and dedicated bike lanes.

  • Special Section: Northeast

    August 25, 2015

    Recovery is still on across the Northeast, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Expansion in the life sciences and technology sectors, as well as increased transit-oriented development (TOD), is spurring real estate in Boston.

  • Video: Here Come the Married Millennial Homebuyers

    August 24, 2015

    According to forecasting firm Demographic Intelligence, a wave of millennial marriages and parents is on its way.

  • Food Markets Nourishing Development

    August 24, 2015

    Though they pose unique development challenges, authentic, locally focused food vendors create unique experiences.

  • Crime Prevention? It Starts with Design

    August 24, 2015

    Simple but powerful techniques can reduce crime and foster healthier living.

  • Outdoor Advertising Industry Growing Despite Challenges

    August 24, 2015

    Two of the four major outdoor advertising companies converted to real estate investment trusts in 2014, prompting a look at outdoor advertising trends and REIT performance. The movement toward highly flexible digital billboards is driving outdoor advertising revenue growth. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • CEO Perspective: Bouncing Forward after Katrina

    August 24, 2015

    August 29 marks the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina flooding New Orleans and devastating the Gulf Coast. From an urban development perspective, this is an anniversary that is best marked not by looking back at what was lost, but by looking at what has happened since.

  • Better Approaches Needed for Rapid Rehousing after Disasters

    August 20, 2015

    As urbanization spreads, natural disasters are increasingly happening in urban areas. That means “the unit is not the household anymore,” said Mario Flores, director of disaster response field operations at Habitat for Humanity, speaking at a panel at the National Building Museum in D.C. “We need to look at the entire neighborhood, by block, by city.”

  • REITs Go to Prison

    August 17, 2015

    Like all REITs, prison REITs have been beaten down this year by the prospect of higher interest rates, but they have been further affected by discussion of prison reform and new government regulations. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • July/August Issue of Urban Land Is Available for Download

    August 14, 2015

    The latest issue of Urban Land is now available for download via the app. If you have not downloaded it before, you can do so now at no charge. The cover package for this issue is titled “Crafting Authenticity: Designing retail spaces that consumers embrace.”

  • From Troubled to Trophy: The Turnaround of Chicago’s OneEleven

    August 14, 2015

    For years, a 27-story concrete skeleton, detritus of the financial crisis, loomed over the Chicago River. A reinvention of the project led to a record sales price for the finished apartment tower this year.

  • Industry Outlook for Reinventing Cities

    August 13, 2015

    How can cities redevelop with the flexibility needed to handle population growth, increasing density, and changing uses? Members of ULI’s Urban Development/Mixed-Use Councils discuss challenges that cities face in reinventing themselves, exemplary projects, the role of municipalities in encouraging transformation, the potential pitfalls of attempting reinvention, and other trends.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse–Long Beach, California

    August 10, 2015

    The Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse is the first public building in the country delivered through an availability-payment-based public/private partnership.

  • Condoleezza Rice, Gov. Jerry Brown Speakers at ULI Fall Meeting

    August 10, 2015

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Airbnb chief executive officer and cofounder Brian Chesky, Wells Fargo chairman and president John Stumpf, and California Governor Jerry Brown headline the list of innovators and thought leaders scheduled to speak at ULI’s 2015 Fall Meeting, set for October 5–8 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

  • Video: How San Francisco Is Striving for Zero Waste

    August 10, 2015

    Only one third of the waste in the United States is recycled or composted. Racing to Zero, a highlights some of the amazing solutions in San Francisco, which is successfully taking the necessary steps to reach zero waste by 2020.

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