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Will U.S. Housing Supply Be Appropriate for Future Demand?

The United States is in the midst of a diversity boom that could rival or even surpass that seen during the baby boom of the last half of the 20th century, demographer William Frey writes in his 2014 book Diversity Explosion. In a question and answer session, Frey discusses the implications of changing demographics on U.S. housing.

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Retail Jewel Box Houses Fast Food in Rotterdam

In Rotterdam, a fast-food tenant replaces an obstructive kiosk in a prominent location with a simple glass box that draws people—and sunlight—in.

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Philadelphia, South Florida among Emerging Logistics Hubs for the Next Decade

Over the next decade, 20 markets worldwide—including south Florida; Santiago, Chile; El Bajío, Mexico; and Philadelphia—are set to emerge as global logistics hubs, according to a new report from CBRE Group Inc.

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Atlanta’s Midtown Site Selected for 2016 ULI Hines Competition

ULI has announced an area in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood as the study site in the 14th annual ULI Hines Student Competition. The ideas competition provides teams the opportunity to devise a design and development program for parts of a large-scale site.

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Recent Articles

  • In Print: (Re)Building Downtown: A Guidebook for Revitalization

    December 21, 2015

    When Alex Morrison, executive director of the Urban Development Authority for Macon-Bibb County, Georgia, started on a comprehensive plan for downtown revitalization, “we knew we wanted walkability and housing,” he said. “But the how and where [were] driven by the public process.” His emphasis on community engagement drove home a point in a new guidebook, (Re)Building Downtown: A Guidebook for Revitalization, from Smart Growth America.

  • In Asia, a Tremendous Need for Affordable Housing

    December 14, 2015

    With 120,000 people flocking to cities every day, urban migration highlights the need for adequate shelter. The key challenge for providers of affordable housing in Asian cities is finding developable land and securing the capital to build housing on a massive scale, an international panel of housing experts said at the Habitat for Humanity Asia-Pacific Housing Forum in Hong Kong in September.

  • Three Innovative Ways to Preserve Workforce and Affordable Housing

    The shrinking supply of workforce and affordable rental housing in cities across the United States has sparked innovative financing vehicles from an array of real estate firms to preserve the units, helping stem the loss of an urgently needed product, according to a report released by ULI and NeighborWorks America.

  • A Winning Team in East New York: Housing + Soccer

    December 7, 2015

    Soccer is more than just a game in East New York. For hundreds of residents in this low-income Brooklyn neighborhood of New York City, soccer is also seen as a gateway to a better life. Nonprofit groups use the sport to help disadvantaged residents learn critical skills.

  • A New Landscape of Housing Access and Opportunity

    November 30, 2015

    The summer of 2015 saw the most significant legal and regulatory developments to break down residential segregation since the days immediately after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968—with potentially profound impacts for communities across the United States.

  • Where Will U.S. Multifamily Go Next?

    November 25, 2015

    U.S. multifamily has been outperforming other sectors for much of the recession recovery period and enjoying unprecedented capital investment flows from around the globe.

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