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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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Planning & Design

Building Up Community, One School at a Time

It requires strong partnerships among school districts, the community, and developers to place improved schools at the heart of a new development.

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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.

  • Video: Can Redesigned Corner Stores Make Us Crave Healthier Foods

    July 17, 2015

    Healthy Retail SF is a program designed to help retailers in high-poverty neighborhoods in the Bay Area transform their markets into places that offer a variety of affordable and healthy food options.

  • 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.

  • Crafting Authenticity for Retail Destinations

    July 13, 2015

    Take a location with some history, add the right look—and seek the right mix of merchants—to create a retail site that people will want to experience.

  • Quantifying the U.S. Housing Crisis

    July 1, 2015

    The newly founded J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families launched in June with the release of an investigative housing report, focused on the post–Great Recession housing market in the United States.

  • Walkable Downtowns Drawing Companies and Talent

    Suburban office parks, which developed and spread far and wide as businesses left American cities, are now losing ground to those same cities, according to a new report by Smart Growth America.

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