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  • 06-18-15

    22 Finalists Named for ULI Global Awards for Excellence

    Twenty-two real estate developments have been selected as finalists in the 2015 ULI Global Awards for Excellence competition. This year’s finalists represent developments from around the globe, including six in Asia, five in Europe, and 11 in North America.

  • 06-15-15

    Focusing on Fundamentals at REITWeek

    While many of the larger real estate investment trusts made presentations at the 2015 REITWeek Conference in New York, specialized trusts took center stage during a panel focused on how healthy real estate property fundamentals are benefiting the data center, cell tower, timber, advertising, and farmland sectors. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • 06-15-15

    Two Finalists Selected for ULI Housing Policy Leadership Award

    The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority’s Small Multifamily Rental Development Strategy and the Palm Beach County Workforce Housing Program have been selected as finalists for the 2015 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award by the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing.

  • 06-12-15

    Streetcars and the American Commitment to Rail

    In an Urban Land opinion piece, Gabe Klein describes the evolution of the federal governments position on streetcars in the U.S. since 2009.

  • 06-11-15

    Beneficiaries, Not Taxpayers, Should Fund Modern Streetcars

    In this Urban Land opinion piece, David Levensen gives an overview of the boom and bust in streetcars since 1888 in the United States to where we are today.

  • 06-11-15

    What Can Boston Learn from Other Cities’ Olympic Bids?

    While the amount of public financing that would be required to stage the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Boston remains an open question, ULI Boston/New England recently hosted a panel discussion focused on how such bids have paved the way for badly needed infrastructure and development projects in other cities.

  • 06-11-15

    Timelapse: See Two Years of Construction on the SFMOMA

    Snøhetta, the architects behind the expansion of San Francisco Modern Museum of Modern Art, posted a time-lapse on Instagram, condensing the past two years of construction down to roughly six seconds.

  • 06-10-15

    Converting Mill Space into Affordable Housing in the Twin Cities

    Minneapolis-based Dominium is cooking up a new use for the former Pillsbury flour mill complex on the east bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Four buildings on the 3.2-acre (1.3 ha) site are being transformed into the A-Mill Artist Lofts, a 251-unit affordable housing project that will serve working artists.

  • 06-10-15

    Housing Matters: In the Bronx, an Oasis for Learning

    A generation ago, many children in New York City’s Bronx borough were languishing in underperforming schools. Informed by a growing body of research and buoyed by the area’s can-do spirit, community leaders embarked on an ambitious plan to right this wrong. Their meticulous work came to fruition two years ago with the New Settlement Community Campus.

  • 06-10-15

    Transportation First, then Economic Development for Streetcars

    In this Urban Land opinion piece, Yonah Freemark argues that streetcars are too frequently not thought of with local riders in mind. The biggest problem is that they are typically too slow to be useful for most people.