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  • 11-24-14

    Flexible Parking Structures as Civic Catalysts

    A design challenge inspires a proposal for flexible parking structures that can house a range of uses—and spur mixed-use, transit-oriented development.

  • 11-24-14

    Monday’s Numbers: November 24, 2014

    The Trepp survey for the week ending November 14, 2014, showed spreads basically unchanged as the debt markets entered the listless pre–holiday period; the time period stretching from now through the end of the Thanksgiving weekend should be moribund, with not much happening that qualifies as newsworthy.

  • 11-21-14

    An Unflinching Look at Flood Risk

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

  • 11-21-14

    Four New Rose Fellowship Cities Announced for 2015

    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.

  • 11-17-14

    Industry Outlook for Hotel Development

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

  • 11-17-14

    Investing in a Live/Work Environment

    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.

  • 11-17-14

    Monday’s Numbers: 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.

  • 11-17-14

    Election Victories for Smart Growth, Green Space Initiatives

    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.

  • 11-14-14

    Evaluating California’s Transportation Metrics

    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).

  • 11-14-14

    Surgeon General Cites Role of Built Environment for Health

    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.