Ok, so it’s impossible to achieve a perfect commute, let alone build a perfect city mobility system. But cities can still do a better job than they do now, and they can start by focusing on the “sticks” and “carrots” of transportation.
One of ULI’s great strengths is the predictive nature of its work, helping members plan business strategies by identifying trends with stickiness—not just changes in design and development, but outside forces that will affect the built environment for decades to come.
It is fitting that, as ULI prepares for the first time to venture outside the United States to hold one of its major annual gatherings—the Spring Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning April 8—this issue of Urban Land has a thoroughly global streak.
The U.S. Congress might finally kill Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two mortgage giants that still raise the capital for the vast majority of home loans.
The Trepp survey for the week ending April 18, 2014, showed rates unchanged over the past two weeks. Every indication is that market participants are “going about their business,” i.e., borrowers are borrowing and lenders are lending.
Courtyard houses provide higher-density urban infill development, yet integrate privacy, transparency, security, accessibility, and economy.
Product segmentation is becoming increasingly sophisticated as real estate developers gain access to new technology and tools, said panelists at the ULI Spring Meeting.
Building for the burgeoning health care sector is a growing focus for North American developers. But new facilities don’t have to grow from the ground up.
Developers who are primarily targeting the demographic “barbells” of baby boomers and millennials shared on-the-ground experience at a ULI Spring Meeting session moderated by ULI Senior Fellow Maureen McAvey.
For-sale homes are disappearing from the market fastest in the San Francisco Bay area, Denver, Seattle, and southern California. The 2014 spring market is moving slightly faster than 2013, led by the lowest price tier of homes.