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Connecting Walkability and Affordable Housing

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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • What’s Next for Multigenerational Housing and Intergenerational Communities?

    September 2, 2014

    In spring 2013, the leadership of two ULI product councils—the Senior Housing Council and the Community Development Council—came together on the idea of exploring an issue that was becoming increasingly important among their council members: intergenerational living.

  • Giving Generations What They Want

    Housing that truly accommodates the needs of multiple generations living under one roof and that promotes interaction among them is a niche far from being filled, W. Aaron Conley, president and managing principal of Third Act Solutions, said during a ULI Terwilliger Center on Housing webinar in June.

  • Going to the Dogs: Profitable Pet-Friendly Amenities

    August 18, 2014

    With pet-grooming stations, rooftop dog walks–and a premium on the rent–developers are catering more to their pet-loving clientele.

  • Fee-Simple Small Lots Yield Urbane Density

    August 13, 2014

    A Los Angeles developer and architect use a new small-lot ordinance to build single-family houses at a garden-apartment type of density.

  • The Cost of Retrofitting Multifamily for Resilience

    July 31, 2014

    A new report from NYU’s Furman Center underscores the challenges of retrofitting New York City’s multifamily housing stock against the threat of rising sea levels.

  • Seniors’ Housing Outlook

    July 28, 2014

    Demographic trends all but dictate that this will be a growth industry. What will satisfy the tastes and needs of discerning seniors?

  • Case Study: Masonvale at Virginia’s George Mason University

    July 14, 2014

    Employer-assisted rental housing helps attract faculty in a high-cost Washington, D.C., suburb.

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