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Embracing the Street: Policies Aimed at Transportation Safety Help Land Development

No one wants an unsafe, uninviting street. So why has this been so difficult to change? And in places where people have successfully initiated change, what are they doing differently?

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Pop-Up Pavilion Helps Hospital’s Transition to Mixed Use In D.C.

St. Elizabeths, a historic former psychiatric hospital in Washington, D.C., in the process of being transitioned to mixed use, added a showpiece last fall—the Gateway DC pavilion.

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Keeping an Urban Authenticity Alive: Vancouver’s Granville Island

In the 1970s, Ron Basford, a Canadian Cabinet minister and loyal Vancouverite seized on the idea of converting Granville Island into a special place.

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Expanding the Supply of Affordable Housing

Solutions to increase the supply of affordable rental housing are explored in a new report from the ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing and Enterprise Community Partners Inc.

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Recent Articles

  • How Singapore Acquired Control of Four U.S. Resorts

    January 10, 2014

    Perhaps nothing illustrates the precipitous fall of the U.S. resort sector as the saga that put a quartet of household-name properties under the control of a sovereign wealth fund.

  • Clustering Micro-Restaurants

    January 1, 2014

    A Portland, Oregon, architect/developer transforms a car dealership into an experimental pedestrian-oriented cluster of micro-restaurants.

  • Destination Resorts: Vacation Clouds Are Clearing

    December 13, 2013

    Three years into the recovery of the destination resort sector, the wayside remains littered with casualties from the previous boom-and-bust cycle. The primary culprit: crushing debt.

  • Supporting Culture-Based Place Making with NEA Grants

    November 25, 2013

    Cities need look no further than Chicago’s “Bean,” Anish Kapoor’s iconic Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park, to realize how investment in the arts can pay off.

  • Preventing the Next Housing Bubble

    November 22, 2013

    Efforts to help prevent future bubbles and to respond to them once problems emerge may require localized approaches.

  • Terwilliger’s Influence: Rhode Island Row in Washington, D.C.

    November 21, 2013

    Rhode Island Row —a 2012 winner of a Terwilliger Center’s Jack Kemp Workforce Housing Models of Excellence Award—exemplifies Ron Terwilliger’s vision of mixed-income housing, which he considers the only viable solution to address the shortage of affordable housing near transit and employment hubs.

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