Sustainability

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Lessons from Yonkers and Beyond: Communities Grapple with Integration

Lisa Belkin’s book, Show Me a Hero, was first published in 1999, leading to a 2015 HBO six-part miniseries that dramatized what happened when Yonkers, New York, was ordered by a federal judge in 1985 to end its practice of racially segregating its population through its public housing program and school system.

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Even in Affordable U.S. Cities, Energy Adds to Cost of Housing

Improving energy efficiency in low-income households could create a ripple effect of health, economic, and environmental benefits for individuals, families, and communities, says a new report on low-income households in 48 of the largest U.S. cities.

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White House, New ULI Website Spotlight Building for Resilience

The White House Conference on Resilient Building Codes, held recently in Washington, D.C., is expected to raise awareness of the critical need for building codes to encourage urban development that is more resilient to the impacts of climate change. The event featured a discussion by Obama administration officials and public and private sector representatives of the key role of building codes in furthering community resilience.

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New Ways to Bring Healthier Food to Underserved Places

Philadelphia is proud of its food culture and has a great restaurant scene in Center City. But outside the center, the city of 1.6 million has a 26 percent poverty rate and a need for affordable healthy food.

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Recent Articles

  • Expansion of Bike Infrastructure Fuels Growth of Multimodal Transit

    April 29, 2016

    The big picture in transportation and real estate trends is the growth of multiple transportation modes, shared uses of bikes and cars, and enormous expansions of bike infrastructure that are driving real estate investments and urban growth, according to experts who spoke at a 2016 ULI Spring Meeting session in Philadelphia recently.

  • U.S. Housing Policy Largely Absent from Political Discussion

    April 25, 2016

    The United States is undergoing its worst housing affordability crisis in 45 years, said Ron Terwilliger, chairman of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing, at the 2016 ULI Spring Meeting in Philadelphia.

  • ULI Case Study: Paseo Verde in Philadelphia

    April 14, 2016

    A community development corporation and a developer committed to affordability and sustainability team up to provide rental housing with top-notch energy efficiency.

  • On an Abandoned Texas Airfield, a Mixed-Income Community Takes Off

    March 28, 2016

    When the city leaders of Austin, Texas, decided in the late 1990s to move the local airport to a larger tract of land, they faced a vital question: How could the city best use the soon-to-be-abandoned 700 acres (283 ha) of prime land that lay just a few miles northeast of downtown?

  • Making Solar Work for Affordable Housing

    March 25, 2016

    How three affordable housing projects are integrating solar to keep energy costs in check.

  • Video: Trailer for City of Trees Documentary

    March 16, 2016

    A film about the intersection of public stimulus and a community’s fight for equal access to good jobs and safe parks, City of Trees will be shown as part of the Environmental Film Festival this month in Washington, D.C

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