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  • 09-09-16

    Dense, Walkable Urbanism Drawing Corporate Offices to Plano, Texas

    One of the largest eat/work/ play/live developments in Texas, the $3 billion Legacy West project is attracting companies like Toyota, FedEx, JPMorgan Chase, and Liberty Mutual by focusing on the interests of generation X and millennial employees.

  • 09-06-16

    With Potential Rate Hike Looming, REITs Pull Back in August

    Encouraging economic news released in August heightened the potential that the Fed will increase interest rates. But this good news proved to be a bit too positive, as it may have contributed to a withdrawal in the real estate investment trust sector. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • 09-02-16

    In Print: The Green and the Black: The Complete Story of the Shale Revolution, the Fight over Fracking, and the Future of Energy

    Author Gary Sernovitz sees the American oil and gas renaissance as “the Internet of oil, a spark . . . that led to an industrial change of such scope and magnitude that we have woken up . . . in a once impossible world.” Yet public understanding of the shale revolution has lagged, leading to hype, scaremongering, and a failure to candidly discuss its urgent moral, technological, regulatory, and environmental challenges.

  • 09-02-16

    How to Best Use Zoning Policies to Spur Workforce Housing Development

    The potential and limitations associated with inclusionary zoning, a tool used by a growing number of U.S. cities to encourage or require workforce housing development, are explored in a new ULI report, The Economics of Inclusionary Development.

  • 09-01-16

    Rising Tides: Designing Resilient Amenities for Coastal Cities

    Developers are undertaking new solutions and adjusting old ones to demonstrate that storm-related and sea-rise resilience can be leveraged into user amenities and community benefits, making dollars stretch further.

  • August

  • 08-31-16

    How TOD Is Fueling Growth in Southern Dallas

    Southern Dallas, which was physically and economically separated from downtown after the construction of Interstate 30 in the 1960s, is undergoing a renaissance focused on transit-oriented development.

  • 08-29-16

    Eds and Meds, Plus Labs and Govs: Partnering to Bring Innovation to Albuquerque

    At the heart of the transformation of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is an innovation district named Innovate ABQ, the result of a public/private partnership spearheaded by the city, the University of New Mexico, and the broader business community.

  • 08-29-16

    Audio: The Challenges of Unbuilding a City

    National Public Radio’s podcast Planet Money recently looked at why demolishing a single block of abandoned homes in Baltimore took more than a decade.

  • 08-29-16

    In Print: A Burglar’s Guide to the City

    The premise of Geoff Manaugh’s A Burglar’s Guide to the City is simple; burglars understand cities, and the buildings that constitute them, better than you do. Manaugh has been exploring a dizzying range of theoretical and esoterically vocational perspectives on the city for well over a decade on his invaluable BLDGBLOG.

  • 08-29-16

    Could U.S. Bureau of Prisons Ruling Further Affect Private Prison REITs?

    Prison real estate investment trusts have been volatile during recent weeks in the aftermath of the Bureau of Prisons’ announcement that it would not extend or renew its contracts with private prisons. Declining prison populations also factored into the decision. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.