Downtowns Rank High on AARP’s New Livability Index

Mifflin West of Madison, Wisconsin was named America’s most livable neighborhood in a AARP’s Livability index, followed by the Upper West Side of New York and Boston’s Downtown Crossing.

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(©sean deburca/corbis)Development

Product Council Outlook: Recreational Development

How are developers catering to boomers, gen Xers, and millennials whose expectations were affected by the Great Recession? Members of ULI’s Recreational Development Council discuss opportunities for repositioning and new construction in the coming years, changes in consumer preferences and demographic trends, and other factors influencing resort, vacation, and second-home destinations.

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The shaded area shows how South Boston would be inundated by a 7.5-foot (2.3 m) rise in sea level if no action is taken. (arrowstreet)Sustainability

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.

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A ULI tour of Charleston's Upper Peninsula tech corridor.Development

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.

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