Author: Henry Cisneros
Henry Cisneros is exectuive chairman of CityView, a Los Angeles-based institutional investment firm focused on urban real estate, workforce housing, and metropolitan infrastructure.
Articles by Henry Cisneros
- The U.S. Housing Finance System Is Still Broken
Published on August 09, 2013 in Capital Markets
In an Urban Land editorial, former secretaries of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros and Mel Martinez say that America's housing finance system is fundamentally broken and in desperate need of repair.
- America’s Infrastructure: A Critical Juncture
Published on October 11, 2011 in Infrastructure
One of the top U.S. priorities is the need to address infrastructure challenges. Decades of underfunding and limited investment have rendered diverse systems of transportation, energy, water, logistics, and communication inadequate for sustaining economic growth and serving an expanding population. Read about new financing strategies required to attract infrastructure investment now and in the future.
- New Capital for Urban Growth
Published on July 01, 2010 in Capital Markets
Two megatrends are currently shaping what will become the new normal after the prolonged period of recovery for the U.S. economy. The first is the rapid emergence of America’s metropolitan areas as the true centers of population and economic growth. For the first time in history, more people are living in urban areas throughout the world than in rural communities.
The second is a worldwide shift in the sources and flows of global capital, creating a new world of funding sources available to be configured in new ways toward new goals. The fluidity of global streams is becoming more pronounced and vast sums of capital are seeking stable, long-term returns.
- Encouraging Architectural Continuity in Cities
Published on March 01, 2010 in Planning & Design
Miami’s new code, known as Miami 21, marks the first time a form-based code has been adopted for an entire major U.S. city, and it is likely to accelerate the trend.