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  • 08-25-14

    Rebuilding by Design: The Art of Resilience

    After Superstorm Sandy ravaged the New York Metropolitan Area, an innovative federal program challenged design teams to weave resilience into the urban landscape.

  • 08-25-14

    Policy Perspective: A New Regional Model for Resilience

    Through its innovative spirit, Rebuild by Design has established a new governmental tool for promoting resilience and demonstrates that regional concerns should inform development, design, and public policy.

  • 08-21-14

    ULI Endorses Urban Street Design Guide from NACTO

    The Urban Land Institute has endorsed the Urban Street Design Guide, published last year by the National Association of City Transportation Officials. The guide embraces the unique and complex challenge of designing urban streets, aiming to make streets safe for people whether they are walking, biking, using transit, or driving.

  • 08-21-14

    Bringing Keycard Technology to Smartphones

    This past July, a company called Kisi took the grand prize at a “Hacker Challenge” for real estate–based apps sponsored by RETechNYC, an advisory firm, and ULI New York.

  • 08-18-14

    ULI Global Awards for Excellence: D-Cube City, Seoul, South Korea

    Located in the capital city of Seoul, South Korea, D-Cube City represents a significant new model for urban renewal and smart density, as well as mixed-use, transit-oriented development.

  • 08-18-14

    In Print: Land in Conflict: Managing and Resolving Land Use Disputes

    Worthy land development projects can be torpedoed during contentious public hearings. The authors of this book argue that supplementing the standard public hearing process with consensus building can turn opposing stakeholders into problem solvers, generating better projects with wider public support.

  • 08-18-14

    Monday’s Numbers: August 18, 2014

    The Trepp survey for the week ending August 8, 2014, showed average spreads continuing to widen. The implied rate for ten-year, modestly leveraged commercial real estate mortgages increased to 3.85 percent, down 79 basis points this year.

  • 08-18-14

    Going to the Dogs: Profitable Pet-Friendly Amenities

    With pet-grooming stations, rooftop dog walks–and a premium on the rent–developers are catering more to their pet-loving clientele.

  • 08-13-14

    Fee-Simple Small Lots Yield Urbane Density

    A Los Angeles developer and architect use a new small-lot ordinance to build single-family houses at a garden-apartment type of density.

  • 08-11-14

    Monday’s Numbers: August 11, 2014

    The conventional wisdom is that the Fed will allow interest rates to begin to increase later in the year. If that’s the case, why are ten-year U.S. Treasuries declining, reaching an intraday low of 2.35 percent, a rate not seen since last June?