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  • 08-21-14

    ULI Endorses Urban Street Design Guide from NACTO

    The Urban Land Institute has endorsed the Urban Street Design Guide, published last year by the National Association of City Transportation Officials. The guide embraces the unique and complex challenge of designing urban streets, aiming to make streets safe for people whether they are walking, biking, using transit, or driving.

  • 08-21-14

    Kisi Brings Keycard Technology to Smartphones

    This past July, a company called Kisi took the grand prize at a “Hacker Challenge” for real estate–based apps sponsored by RETechNYC, an advisory firm, and ULI New York. Kisi brings digital entry systems to smartphones without having to completely rework existing entry systems, replacing keycards that can be lost or in limited supply.

  • 08-18-14

    ULI Global Awards for Excellence: D-Cube City, Seoul, South Korea

    Located in the capital city of Seoul, South Korea, D-Cube City represents a significant new model for urban renewal and smart density, as well as mixed-use, transit-oriented development.

  • 08-18-14

    In Print: Land in Conflict: Managing and Resolving Land Use Disputes

    Worthy land development projects can be torpedoed during contentious public hearings. The authors of this book argue that supplementing the standard public hearing process with consensus building can turn opposing stakeholders into problem solvers, generating better projects with wider public support.

  • 08-18-14

    Monday’s Numbers: August 18, 2014

    The Trepp survey for the week ending August 8, 2014, showed average spreads continuing to widen. The implied rate for ten-year, modestly leveraged commercial real estate mortgages increased to 3.85 percent, down 79 basis points this year.

  • 08-18-14

    Going to the Dogs

    With pet-grooming stations, rooftop dog walks–and a premium on the rent–developers are catering more to their pet-loving clientele.

  • 08-13-14

    Fee-Simple Small Lots Yield Urbane Density

    A Los Angeles developer and architect use a new small-lot ordinance to build single-family houses at a garden-apartment type of density.

  • 08-11-14

    Monday’s Numbers: August 11, 2014

    The conventional wisdom is that the Fed will allow interest rates to begin to increase later in the year. If that’s the case, why are ten-year U.S. Treasuries declining, reaching an intraday low of 2.35 percent, a rate not seen since last June?

  • 08-11-14

    McGraw Hill and AIA Report on Design-Health Link in Industry

    ULI recently supported an effort by the American Institute of Architects and McGraw Hill Construction to take the pulse of key stakeholders that have the ability to influence healthy design, construction, and operation of buildings.

  • 08-11-14

    As Traditional Golf Courses Fade, Hybrids Like Topgolf Tee Up

    Hybrid offerings like Topgolf International are combining elements of traditional driving ranges and miniature golf with corporate events, food service and other amenities.