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From Principles to Practice: ULI Report Explores How to Build Effective Public/Private Partnerships

The challenges and opportunities associated with creating effective public/private partnerships in the current economic environment are explored in Successful Public/Private Partnerships: From Principles to Practice, a new ULI publication.

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Understanding Scope of the Housing Shortage in the U.S.

Newly released data and analysis from several sources illustrate a major obstacle to a fully healthy housing market in the United States: the nation is not building nearly enough new residential units.

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ULI Case Studies: Mercantile Place, Dallas, Texas

Mercantile Place is a rental apartment community in downtown Dallas consisting of four separate and diverse buildings with a total of 704 apartments. Two of the apartment buildings were converted from office buildings, one of which was historic; the third is a renovated historic apartment building previously converted from office space; and the fourth is a new 15-story apartment building. Though the buildings are located on three separate blocks, they share amenities and parking, and the four buildings have been positioned and marketed together as one residential community.

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Loosening the Restrictions on FHA Condo Finance

The U.S. Congress has thrown its support behind new legislation that aims to fix some of the problems in the condo financing program of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act (H.R. 3700) will loosen some of the more stringent regulatory requirements specific to condo mortgage insurance that were introduced in the wake of the housing finance crisis.

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Recent Articles

  • In Print: Dream Cities: Seven Urban Ideas That Shape the World

    August 15, 2016

    This is a book that educates, entertains, and astonishes. It is an effort that progresses along multiple paths of utopian impulse, while at the same time gushing forth with a bravado of egocentric, architectural hubris.

  • Getting Inclusionary Zoning Right

    August 3, 2016

    The laws of supply and demand—and the need for neighborhood evolution—still apply when communities try to boost their supply of affordable housing.

  • Tackling Affordability in Asia

    August 1, 2016

    Affordable housing means many different things across the Asia Pacific region, but in every nation, the driving issue in its provision is the cost of land. That should come as no surprise; the Asian population of 4.3 billion represents 57 percent of the world total, according to United Nations data, but Asia has only 30 percent of the world’s land mass.

  • Industry Outlook for Student Housing

    What matters most to college students living off campus? Members of ULI’s Student Housing Council discuss how private developers of student housing can create residences that appeal to students, their parents, and their academic institutions; which amenities are most in demand; which technological features are most important; and other trends.

  • From Suburban Office Park to a New Downtown in Florida

    July 27, 2016

    A father/daughter development team is transforming an office park into a downtown for the city of Doral in the Miami suburbs.

  • ULI Case Study: Sofia Lofts, San Diego

    July 25, 2016

    A central courtyard—and a mix of unit sizes—create community on a small site.

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