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  • Evaluating California’s Transportation Metrics

    November 14, 2014

    In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote multimodal transportation, and create a diversity of land uses, California has enacted a bill that will alter the way that transportation impacts are evaluated under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

  • Three Creative Reuses of Aging Infrastructure

    October 30, 2014

    Speakers at a concurrent session on the creative reuse of aging infrastructure added three case studies to the growing list of success stories, including Chicago’s MetraMarket, Buffalo’s Erie Canal, and Hollywood Park in Los Angeles.

  • ULI Housing Awards Honor Two Cities and Two Projects

    October 24, 2014

    The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced the winners of this year’s housing awards, a program that celebrates and promotes the exemplary efforts of real estate and public policy leaders from across the country who are working to expand affordable and workforce housing opportunities.

  • Inside Mayor de Blasio’s Ambitious New Housing Plan

    October 6, 2014

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

  • 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.

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