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  • 03-23-15

    Slow Housing Construction Activity and Exports Pull Down Timber REITs

    News of plunging February housing starts in the United States prompts a look at timber real estate investment trusts (REITs). Timber REIT performance is closely tied to timber production and prices, as well as to construction and exports. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • 03-23-15

    Report Estimates Sprawl’s Cost to United States at $1 Trillion per Year

    Urban sprawl costs the U.S. economy more than $1 trillion annually, according to a new study by the New Climate Economy, a global commission on the economy and climate.

  • 03-23-15

    ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Cedar Gateway – San Diego, California

    Cedar Gateway, a $32 million ROEM housing community, consists of 65 environmentally friendly apartments on seven floors above more than 4,300 square feet (400 sq m) of ground-level retail space.

  • 03-23-15

    Curing the Modern Plague of Human Behavior

    In the past decade, there has been a shift in the types of diseases affecting populations around the world, particularly in the more developed world. This shift requires new approaches to human health that extend beyond formal health care systems and include the built environment, says Sir Malcolm Grant, chairman of the National Health Service in England.

  • 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?