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According to Jones Lang LaSalle’s recently published “City Momentum Index,” San Francisco is currently the world’s most dynamic city. Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2014, published last fall, is in agreement.
Regency Centers found that a stormwater management system did benefit their bottom line at a development in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Where biking, walking, and other activities have been built into the landscape, the numbers reveal a good investment.
Advances will compel land use professionals to “accept and adapt to change or be left out,” according to Vivek Wadhwa, a noted futurist, speaking at the ULI Midwinter Meeting.
ULI CEO Patrick Phillips comments on President Obama’s State of the Union address, which touched on improving infrastructure and mitigating the impact of climate change, from a land use perspective.
While many books have recently focused on making cities denser, more walkable, or more functional, asking how to make urban populations happier is a slightly different question. Charles Montgomery makes his case in his new book The Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design.
Is it time to worry about lenders, and a race to the bottom in underwriting deterioration? Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings think so, as each recently noted weakening in underwriting standards for conduit-originated commercial mortgage–backed securities.
How the city of Aguascalientes turned a scrubby strip of oil pipeline byway into a park that cuts through 90 neighborhoods.
Solutions to increase the supply of affordable rental housing are explored in a new report from the ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing and Enterprise Community Partners Inc.