Author: Archana Pyati

Archana Pyati is an impact writer with ULI.

Articles by Archana Pyati

  • Creating Long-Term Value through Resiliency
    Published on May 22, 2015 in Sustainability
    Preparing for more frequent and intense storms, wildfires, or droughts as well as for incremental rises in sea levels and water temperatures can no longer be ignored in favor of cost cutting and short-term returns, according to a panel of sustainability experts at the 2015 Spring Meeting in Houston.
  • Health Care and Life Sciences as Catalysts for Community Development
    Published on May 22, 2015 in Market Trends
    Health care and life sciences continue to yield strong returns for real estate investors. These sectors can also create economic value through their physical footprints, anchoring mixed-use developments that attract a diverse workforce while spurring further development, according to an expert panel at the 2015 ULI Spring Meeting in Houston.
  • Shifting the Focus of Commercial Strips from Moving Cars to Connecting People
    Published on May 20, 2015 in Sustainability
    ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative and the Rose Center for Public Leadership are taking a closer look at auto-oriented commercial strips and their potential to activate healthy behaviors in surrounding communities instead of inhibiting them through demonstration corridors in four geographically diverse and growing cities.
  • ULI Remembers Pat Goldstein, Citicorp and Emigrant Bank Exec
    Published on May 01, 2015 in Market Trends
    Patricia Goldstein, a ULI Foundation Governor and the vice-chairman and head of commercial real estate for Emigrant Bank, passed away on April 29 after sustaining injuries in a cycling accident in Highland Beach, Florida. She was 69.
  • The 2014 Annual Report
    Published on April 08, 2015 in Industry Sectors
    The 2014 Annual Report tells stories of ULI members making a positive impact every day in their communities, and it highlights members’ extraordinary contributions in advancing the ULI mission to create thriving, sustainable communities worldwide.
  • Charleston’s Upper Peninsula: Sustainable Growth for a Knowledge-Based Economy
    Published on March 04, 2015 in Development
    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.
  • Charleston’s Mayor Looks Back on 40 Years of Progress
    Published on February 23, 2015 in Development
    As he completes his tenth term as Charleston, South Carolina’s mayor—and his 40th year in office—Joseph P. Riley Jr. could speak only of all that he has left to do and how little time he has to do it.
  • KPF President and Renowned Architect Paul Katz Has Passed
    Published on December 08, 2014 in Market Trends
    Paul Katz, president and managing principal of global architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and a ULI member, died November 20 in Manhattan. He had been undergoing treatment for cancer, with which he had only recently been diagnosed, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He was 57.
  • ULI Foundation Governor, Former Trustee Kenneth Hughes Has Passed
    Published on December 04, 2014 in Market Trends
    Kenneth H. Hughes, a ULI Foundation governor and former ULI trustee, died November 29 after a brief illness. Hughes, a Dallas-based real estate developer, had as his signature and pioneering project Mockingbird Station, the first transit-oriented development in Texas.
  • The Quickening of a Reborn Detroit?
    Published on December 01, 2014 in Development
    How public and private sector leaders are partnering to fix the Motor City.
  • Surgeon General Cites Role of Built Environment for Health
    Published on November 14, 2014 in Sustainability
    The U.S. Surgeon General urged land use professionals to partner with him in his nationwide campaign to curb the rise of chronic diseases and obesity and to encourage a physically active lifestyle, in a talk at the National Institutes of Health.
  • Sustainable Development: Economic Driver and Bulwark against Climate Change
    Published on September 25, 2014 in Sustainability
    Coastal cities and regions should view private development of waterfront areas as a tool to combat the effects of climate change while also creating jobs, providing much-needed housing, and spurring economic growth, said the chief executive officer of the Bay Area Council, a business advocacy group in the San Francisco Bay area.
  • Metrics for Resilience: Defining and Quantifying Success
    Published on September 25, 2014 in Sustainability
    As cities develop resilience strategies in anticipation of more frequent and severe weather events triggered by climate change, understanding what success looks like across a broad spectrum of indicators will be critical to their efforts, said panelists at a ULI conference.
  • New HUD Competition Will Reward Resilience, Not Just Recovery
    Published on September 22, 2014 in Sustainability
    A new competition for U.S. federal disaster relief funds will reward forward-thinking proposals that build resilience within communities, rather than those that rebuild in the same places using outdated methods, said HUD's Harriet Tregoning, speaking at a ULI event.
  • From Droughts to Floods, Extreme Weather’s Increasing Impact
    Published on September 11, 2014 in Sustainability
    Far from being a problem for future generations, climate change and its impacts both severe and incremental are confounding communities across the country every single day, according to Rebecca Smyth, the West Coast director of the Coastal Services Center, a branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that focuses on coastal health, restoration, and resilience.
  • Rebuild by Design: Understanding Risk and Accepting Uncertainty
    Published on September 11, 2014 in Planning & Design
    Marilyn Jordan Taylor, former ULI Chairman, highlighted the key themes of Rebuild by Design, a multistage design competition, at ULI’s Building the Resilient City: Risks and Opportunities conference in San Francisco.
  • Real Estate Industry Needs Better Integration of Resilience
    Published on September 08, 2014 in Sustainability
    While real estate investors have always paid attention to earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters that create uncertainty for their portfolios, few speak explicitly about “resilience” as a characteristic they are looking for when underwriting properties, according to a panel of investment leaders at a ULI conference held in San Francisco last week.
  • Giving Generations What They Want
    Published on September 02, 2014 in Residential
    Housing that truly accommodates the needs of multiple generations living under one roof and that promotes interaction among them is a niche far from being filled, W. Aaron Conley, president and managing principal of Third Act Solutions, said during a ULI Terwilliger Center on Housing webinar in June.
  • Fascitelli to Be Honored at Fall Meeting Gala
    Published on August 29, 2014 in Market Trends
    The ULI Foundation will honor ULI Foundation Governor Michael D. ­Fascitelli at an October 20 dinner gala preceding the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting.
  • Factoring Transit Times into Development
    Published on July 29, 2014 in Infrastructure
    When making decisions about where to develop their next residential or commercial project, real estate developers should factor in the actual transit times it takes their customers to carry out the tasks of daily living, transit consultant Jarrett Walker said at a presentation to ULI members and staff at the Institute’s Washington, D.C., headquarters.
  • Remembering James Goodell, Founding Chairman of ULI Los Angeles
    Published on July 14, 2014 in News
    James Goodell, the founding chairman of ULI Los Angeles and president of Public Private Ventures (PPV), a real estate and planning firm, died Sunday morning at his home in Pasadena, California, after a long battle with stomach cancer. In addition to his wife, Nancy, he is survived by his children Josh and Melissa, and five grandchildren.
  • Bike Commuting in the Tropics—Singapore’s Challenge
    Published on July 14, 2014 in Infrastructure
    Turning Singapore into the Amsterdam of Asia won't happen overnight – and that's not even the point.
  • LaHood Cites Detroit’s M1 Streetcar as Example of Partnership for Transit
    Published on July 07, 2014 in Infrastructure
    Public/private partnerships (P3s) are critical to fixing aging transportation infrastructure and building new mass transit options across the United States, said former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in remarks that concluded a ULI conference in Detroit.
  • Despite Successes, Blight Still Threatens Detroit’s Future
    Published on June 30, 2014 in Development
    Urban blight remains the single biggest challenge to large-scale revitalization efforts underway in the city of Detroit, said Dan Gilbert, founder and CEO of Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans, speaking at a ULI conference on public-private partnerships.
  • Why Trustee Roy March Chose to Advance His Family’s Philanthropy through ULI
    Published on March 19, 2014 in Development
    ULI Trustee Roy March and his family have a particular interest in helping communities rebuild after disasters. ULI programs may seem like a far cry from HIV-related health and education projects in Africa, but March sees them all on a continuum of organizations that make the world a better place and improve the human condition.