Keep the Federal Government Focused on Cities: Perspectives from Congresswoman Kay Granger Published on May 25, 2011 in Spring Meeting For over 30 years, Kay Granger has advocated for cities and supported the revitalization of downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Formerly a planning commissioner and later mayor of that city, Granger is now a congresswoman representing Texas’s 12th District who champions the use of public/private partnerships to revitalize cities. Read what she said ULI members can do to support and advance her efforts.
Challenges and Opportunities Facing Cities Today Published on May 22, 2011 in Spring Meeting Partnerships, mobility, creativity, and clear vision of the elements necessary for a high quality of life will result in the successful cities of the future say Phoenix Mayor Gordon, Salt Lake City Mayor Becker, former Pittsburgh Mayor Murphy and Story Bellows, director of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design. Read what advice and examples were offered by the mayors and experts at a ULI Spring Council Summit.
Energy as a Driver of Real Estate Value Published on May 21, 2011 in Spring Meeting Energy efficiency in existing buildings represents a potential $200 billion savings for owners and tenants. Retrofitting buildings to become more energy efficient creates U.S. construction sector jobs, enhances building value and attracts tenants. Read about the keys to this equation and the efforts underway to quantify the long term value in a manner that can be reflected in building appraisals as discussed by a panel of industry experts on energy efficiency at the 2011 ULI Spring Council Forum.
Brad DeLong: Perspective on the Current Economic Trends Published on May 20, 2011 in Spring Meeting The housing market will recover, but we just don’t know when, says Brad DeLong at the ULI 2011 Spring Council Forum in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. DeLong says that while the current, anemic housing market can be attributed to real causes, it is part of the normal business cycle and other factors. Read what Mr. DeLong, Professor of International Economics at UC Berkley, sees ahead for the economy.