Market Trends

The Evolution of Modern Architecture, Engineering, and Design Firms

They face common challenges managing technology, attracting talent—and making the transition to a new generation of leadership.

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In Brief: U.S. Construction Reaches Cyclical High in Q3 2016

According to a report by JLL, U.S. construction spending reached $317 billion in the third quarter, a one percent growth increase year-over-year, compared to 7-10 percent increases for the same quarter in previous years. “The construction industry is cyclical and a national slowdown is to be expected,” said Todd Burns, JLL president, project and development services.

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Seattle to Host ULI’s 2017 Spring Meeting

ULI will hold its 2017 Spring Meeting May 2–4 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. A major focus for the 2017 gathering will be innovative development resulting from the influence of the technology industry, which is transforming cities across the United States. The Seattle urban region, which is the headquarters for Microsoft, Amazon, and a host of other major technology-related companies, is a prime example of this urban evolution.

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Remembering Mayor William H. Hudnut III

Former Indianapolis Mayor William H. Hudnut III, who served as a ULI senior resident fellow and the ULI/Joseph C. Canizaro Chair for Public Policy from 1996 to 2009, passed away on December 18 after a lengthy illness. He was 84.

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Recent Articles

  • Urban Land’s Most Popular Articles for 2016

    December 19, 2016

    As we close the books on the year, we wanted to look back on the topics that resonated with the readers of Urban Land Online in the past year. Here are the top five most popular articles from 2016.

  • In Brief: U.S. Renters Have Higher Credit Scores, More Access to Debt

    December 15, 2016

    According to a report from American credit bureau TransUnion, U.S. renters, as a group, are getting older, but they also have better credit scores and greater access to debt than previously.

  • A Tax Credit Turns 30

    December 13, 2016

    The low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) has helped house millions, and it remains a vital driver of development. The 30-year track record of the LIHTC offers compelling evidence that affordable housing is good business, a stable asset class, and a strong driver of economic activity and neighborhood improvement.

  • Building the Case for Tall Wood Buildings

    December 12, 2016

    Taller buildings constructed mainly of wood are an inexpensive, attractive, and environmentally friendly option, but current building codes in the United States make them hard to build, said panelists at a U.S. National Building Museum event.

  • Nov/Dec Issue of Urban Land Is Available for Download

    Take a full copy of Urban Land along on your tablet! The latest issue of the magazine is now available for download through the Urban Land app. Top stories: Introducing this year’s Urban Land 40 under 40; “Global Capital: Outlook for 2017;” and “Energy & Resilience: Practical Ways to Boost Return.”

  • Shovel-Ready: U.S., Canada Construction Uptick Predicted for 2017

    December 5, 2016

    After a sluggish year with just 1 percent growth, backhoes and bulldozers should be busier in 2017 with 5 percent growth in construction starts, for a total volume of $713 billion. That is the prediction from industry leader Dodge Data & Analytics, presented at the group’s annual conference held recently at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

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