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  • 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?

  • 03-12-15

    Property Investors Set to Benefit as Global Capital Flows East to West in 2015

    The movement of capital from East to West is likely to remain the major influence on real estate markets in 2015, according to Global Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2015, a summary report of all three Emerging Trends in Real Estate reports reflecting global real estate investor sentiment, published jointly by PwC and the Urban Land Institute.

  • 03-09-15

    Two If by Sea: The Urban Implications of Living with Water

    ULI Boston/New England recently published a report, The Urban Implications of Living with Water, drawn from a charrette charged with exploring strategies for dealing with the effects of rising sea levels. It addresses four areas of Boston: the historic Back Bay neighborhood, Revere Beach, the Alewife Quadrangle, and the Innovation District.

  • 03-09-15

    Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

    Development strategies that can improve health outcomes—such as providing protected bikeways, minimizing noise pollution, and offering amenities such as community gardens—are highlighted in a new publication from the Urban Land Institute, the Building Healthy Places Toolkit: Strategies for Enhancing Health in the Built Environment.

  • 03-06-15

    Google Rethinks Its Office Needs

    Google has announced plans to add approximately 1.1 million square feet to the existing 2 million square feet of office space at the company’s corporate headquarters in Mountain View, California, in collaboration with architects BIG and Heatherwick Studio.

  • 03-06-15

    Rethinking Private Accessory Dwellings

    Owners of detached single-family houses are finding ways to add accessory dwellings to their homes. Planners have only recently started to address the trend, crafting regulatory changes that can help PADs enrich the intergenerational fabric of communities.

  • 03-04-15

    Charleston’s Upper Peninsula: Sustainable Growth for a Knowledge-Based Economy

    Dubbed “Silicon Harbor” by Fast Company magazine, Charleston has become a hotbed for digital startups with homegrown firms like Blue Acorn, PeopleMatter, and BoomTown! creating high-wage jobs, drawing talent from outside the region, and pumping dollars into the regional economy.

  • 03-04-15

    Golf: No Longer a Hole in One

    The idea of building residential developments in the United States around golf courses is being rethought as demand for golf facilities continues to fade.

  • 03-02-15

    ULI Global Awards for Excellence – Tjuvholmen – Oslo, Norway

    Tjuvholmen is a completely new borough of Oslo and part of the grand plan called the Fjord City, intended to recover the waterfront.