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  • 03-19-15

    Transforming Communities with the Resilience Dividend

    This is an excerpt from ULI’s book, Visionaries in Urban Development, which profiles the first 15 years of the ULI J.C. Nichols prize, the Institute’s highest honor. The 2014 honoree is Dr. Judith Rodin.

  • 03-16-15

    McKinsey’s Kirkland Says to Prepare for “A.I. Spring”

    Rik Kirkland, director of publishing and principal at consultancy McKinsey & Co., believes that one story has the potential to “change everything” between now and the year 2100. Speaking at ULI’s Midwinter Meeting in Paris, Kirkland said, “The biggest story unfolding around us today is we’re witnessing the dawn of the era of machine learning and artificial intelligence.”

  • 03-16-15

    ULI Case Study: Riverfront Park of Denver, Colorado

    A transformative residential development capitalized on old rail-yard land in the heart of the city.

  • 03-16-15

    Product Council Outlook for Affordable Housing

    Experts on affordable housing and members of ULI’s Affordable/Workforce Housing Council discuss how to make affordable housing less costly to build and more supportive for residents.

  • 03-13-15

    Hostile Takeover Activity Growing for REITs

    Hostile takeovers are unusual among real estate investment trusts (REITs), so two large recently announced deals are drawing significant attention.

  • 03-12-15

    Reimagining Houston’s Transit System

    After a two-year process, Houston’s existing bus system will be restructured to give better coverage and boost frequency to key areas without cost. Could other systems be similarly optimized?

  • 03-12-15

    Property Investors Set to Benefit as Global Capital Flows East to West in 2015

    The movement of capital from East to West is likely to remain the major influence on real estate markets in 2015, according to Global Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2015, a summary report of all three Emerging Trends in Real Estate reports reflecting global real estate investor sentiment, published jointly by PwC and the Urban Land Institute.

  • 03-09-15

    Two If by Sea: The Urban Implications of Living with Water

    ULI Boston/New England recently published a report, The Urban Implications of Living with Water, drawn from a charrette charged with exploring strategies for dealing with the effects of rising sea levels. It addresses four areas of Boston: the historic Back Bay neighborhood, Revere Beach, the Alewife Quadrangle, and the Innovation District.

  • 03-09-15

    Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

    Development strategies that can improve health outcomes—such as providing protected bikeways, minimizing noise pollution, and offering amenities such as community gardens—are highlighted in a new publication from the Urban Land Institute, the Building Healthy Places Toolkit: Strategies for Enhancing Health in the Built Environment.

  • 03-06-15

    Google Rethinks Its Office Needs

    Google has announced plans to add approximately 1.1 million square feet to the existing 2 million square feet of office space at the company’s corporate headquarters in Mountain View, California, in collaboration with architects BIG and Heatherwick Studio.