Market Trends

Market Trends

Improving Educational Opportunities for Cities and Suburbs

Affordable housing projects are often ground zero for the achievement gap that exists in the United States said panelists at the ULI Housing Opportunity conference. Nearly one in four American children (22 percent as of 2013) live in poverty, with half of those children living in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty.

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Not Just Retail—It’s a Whole New Bloc

An unloved, enclosed downtown shopping mall is being opened up to create a “Rockefeller Center” for Los Angeles. The centerpiece of this $421 million project is an upscale 400,000-square-foot (37,000 sq m) outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment district fashioned out of Macy’s Plaza, a brick-clad, fortresslike indoor mall that was erected in 1973.

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In Print: Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Actions for Long-term Change

This is a much-anticipated book, and the basic message is an important one: small-scale actions play an essential role in ensuring that cities—and especially the street frontage or building blocks within them—are responsive to genuine but unmet needs

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Four Themes of ULI’s Butcher Forum on Multifamily Housing

More than 30 of the nation’s leading multifamily developers, owners, and capital providers gathered in May to discuss issues facing the industry at the 2nd annual ULI/Carolyn and Preston Butcher Forum on Multifamily Housing in Houston, Texas, with four key themes emerging.

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Recent Articles

  • From Clicks to Bricks: L.L.Bean’s Embrace of Omnichannel Retail

    July 20, 2015

    Not long ago, it seemed as if e-commerce would make brick-and-mortar retail as obsolete as rotary telephones. Instead, catalog and web retailer L.L.Bean is leading a wave of businesses that are building physical storefronts to drive their online trade.

  • The Twin Cities’ Affordable Appeal Is Increasingly at Risk

    Population growth and a market playing catch-up to meet pent-up demand threaten the region’s affordability, according to a panel of mayors from the Twin Cities that kicked off the 2015 ULI Housing Opportunity Conference in Minneapolis.

  • Cisneros: Change Is the Constant in Urban Revitalization

    For the first time in history, more people are living in urban centers than in rural areas. “It is an amazing thing that is happening around the world,” said Henry G. Cisneros, founder and chairman of CityView, a developer and investment management firm focused on urban residential real estate in the western United States. The former secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said, “The jury is still out on how this plays [out], but we do know where people are going to be. They are going to be in these urban settings, and they are going to be very powerful places.”

  • Big City Dreaming: The Sometimes Mixed Results of Mixed Use

    July 15, 2015

    In an opinion piece for Urban Land Online, ULI Foundation Governor and developer John McNellis argues that mandating mixed use is not the best way to incentivize development.

  • Ten Gen Y Myths, Challenged

    July 13, 2015

    Examining the misconceptions about Millennials and housing as discussed in ULI’s recent report, Gen Y and Housing: What They Want and Where They Want It.

  • Making an Online Match Between Developers and Cities

    After 15 years as an urban design consultant, Ian Ross launched OppSites last year, an Oakland, California–based company that provides an online tool to connect investors and developers with underexposed development opportunities.

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