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As we close the books on 2016, we wanted to look back on the topics that resonated with the readers of Urban Land Online in the past year.

Two of our most popular articles for the year involved the shifting economic forecast: the first, a preview of the ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast in April, and the second, a forward-looking piece on trends to watch from January. Another popular topic was a look at how smaller, infill projects can have an outsized role in making cities denser and more viable. A look at the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting in the Dallas/Fort Worth region focusing on the relocation of corporate offices was also among the most popular. Lastly, our ULX feature on waterfront open spaces, published in June, was understandably the most popular of this year from that series.

Here are the top five most popular articles from 2016:

  1. U.S. Real Estate Economists Growing More Cautious
  2. Six Trends in U.S. Commercial Real Estate to Watch for 2016
  3. Growing Small: How Smaller, Infill Urban Developments Are Making a Big Difference
  4. Dense, Walkable Urbanism Drawing Corporate Offices to Plano, Texas
  5. ULX: Waterfront Open Spaces

Thank you for your many thoughtful comments on these stories. We are looking forward to another great year.