Public Policy

A modular apartment building under construction rises in front of the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. Fifty percent of the apartments in the 32-story, 363-unit rental building will be earmarked for low- and middle-income households. (© Mark Lennihan/AP/Corbis)Development

Inside Mayor de Blasio’s Ambitious New Housing Plan

Can New York City really build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next ten years?

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  • Connecting Walkability and Affordable Housing

    September 26, 2014

    As walkable urban places have become more commonplace across the national real estate landscape, the subject of affordability within these communities has become a greater concern.

  • Addressing Rising Sea Levels in South Florida and the California Coast

    State and municipal governments are taking steps to ensure the safety of their coastal communities by implementing more stringent design and building standards for new construction and redevelopments. They also are beginning to replace old infrastructure.

  • Sustainable Development: Economic Driver and Bulwark against Climate Change

    September 25, 2014

    Coastal cities and regions should view private development of waterfront areas as a tool to combat the effects of climate change while also creating jobs, providing much-needed housing, and spurring economic growth, said the chief executive officer of the Bay Area Council, a business advocacy group in the San Francisco Bay area.

  • New HUD Competition Will Reward Resilience, Not Just Recovery

    September 22, 2014

    A new competition for U.S. federal disaster relief funds will reward forward-thinking proposals that build resilience within communities, rather than those that rebuild in the same places using outdated methods, said HUD’s Harriet Tregoning, speaking at a ULI event.

  • New York City and D.C. Doubled Biking Rates in Just Four Years

    September 18, 2014

    For the first and second U.S. cities to start building networks of modern protected bike lanes, the payoff seems to have arrived. In both Washington, D.C., and New York City, the rate of bike commuting has doubled since 2009, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday.

  • Factoring Transit Costs into Housing Affordability

    September 10, 2014

    To determine a city’s affordability, housing costs cannot be viewed in a vacuum. Transportation costs are also a major factor, according to a new policy brief, Location Affordability in Large U.S. Cities: Variability among Types of Households, from the Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) in New York City.

  • Reducing Buildings’ Energy Consumption and Emissions

    September 5, 2014

    The latest performance report published by the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance demonstrates a year-over-year reduction of 1.9 percent in energy consumption and a decline of 4.6 percent in carbon emissions.

  • Examining the Link Between Community Resilience and Building Healthy Places

    September 3, 2014

    Housing in America: Integrating Housing, Health, and Resilience in a Changing Environment explores the connection between strengthening the resilience of housing and communities to severe weather and building for health and wellness.

  • Access versus Ownership

    September 2, 2014

    How public and private can work together to provide more options–and, ultimately, an integrated transportation system.

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