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  • 06-28-16

    Food Adds Flavor (and Value) to Real Estate: “Agrihoods” and Other Food-based Concepts

    Homebuyers and developers have developed an appetite for more food-based amenities, said panelists speaking at a ULI Food & Real Estate Forum in Tarrytown, New York. “One of the hottest trends in new home development is incorporating agriculture…communities that include working farms are popping up all over the country,” says Sarene Marshall, executive director of the ULI Center for Sustainability.

  • 06-27-16

    In Print: America’s Urban Future: Lessons from North of the Border

    According to authors Ray Tomalty and Alan Mallach, U.S. cities should look to Canada for ways to make our urban areas more livable and sustainable.

  • 06-27-16

    Global Awards for Excellence: 12th Avenue Arts, Seattle, Washington

    The development of 12th Avenue Arts transformed a 29,000-square-foot (2,700 sq m) surface parking lot into a light-filled cultural center mixing arts, housing, and public-safety needs. The activation of this specific plot of land had been mentioned in two neighborhood plans over the last 12 years as the highest community priority.

  • 06-27-16

    Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

    In his recently released book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, sociologist and 2016 MacArthur Fellow Matthew Desmond explores life for low-income renters and their landlords in two high-poverty Milwaukee communities. How Housing Matters spoke with Desmond about his research and its implications for housing policy.

  • 06-27-16

    Hotel REITs Trading at Prices below Net Asset Values

    The overwhelming majority of hotel real estate investment trusts (REITs) are trading at prices that represent discounts to their net asset value, as has been the case for more than a year now. The thinking in some circles is that the hotel sector is approaching its cyclical peak. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • 06-27-16

    Video: Gabe Klein on the Start-Up City

    Based on his unique combination of experiences as a food truck entrepreneur, a Zipcar executive, and as the head of transportation for the cities of Chicago and Washington, D.C., author, investor, and entrepreneur Gabe Klein spoke at the 2016 ULI Asia Pacific Summit about the secret to success in the new global economy.

  • 06-27-16

    Mapping the Future of a Global, Connected Civilization

    The development of megacities will characterize the next evolution of urbanization, global strategist and author Parag Khanna told those attending the 2016 ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Shanghai in June.

  • 06-27-16

    Property Values Increasingly Depend on Transit—and Mayors

    Real estate and transportation are increasingly becoming interconnected, Rob Speyer, president and chief executive of Tishman Speyer, told those attending the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Shanghai this past June.

  • 06-27-16

    The Scale of Opportunity in China’s New Silk Road Initiative

    China’s “Belt and Road” development strategy must become a world initiative in order to truly succeed, says Vincent Lo, chairman of Shui On Land.

  • 06-24-16

    Independent, “Soft” Hotel Brands Bank on Storytelling, Social Media–Ready Moments

    As competition for the dollars of vacationers and business travelers ratchets up, hotel companies are on a never-ending search for ways to differentiate themselves. Guests are looking for uniqueness, local flavor and history, and bespoke experiences that they can capture and share instantly through social media networks, according to a panel of hotel industry experts at the recent ULI Florida Summit in Miami.