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ULI Forecast Calls for Moderate Growth for Most U.S. Real Estate Sectors

While the growth of e-commerce and the shifting needs for open and smaller office spaces are having a marginal impact, most of these disruptive forces are still years away from having a substantive negative impact on the retail, office, and other industry sectors, said panelists discussing the latest ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast during a webinar.

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Improving Seattle’s Lower Duwamish River Area

In 2015, ULI’s Advisory Services program convened a ULI resilience panel to study issues facing the area surrounding the Lower Duwamish Waterway, which is badly polluted with toxins and industrial waste and was identified in 2001 as a Superfund site by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Two years later, the cleanup of the river continues and there is renewed interest in addressing the community issues.

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Q&A with ULI’s Lisa Sturtevant on Immigration and U.S. Housing Demand

Immigrants have been and will continue to be a major source of U.S. housing demand and were critical to the recovery of housing markets after the 2009 recession, according to a report published by the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing.

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The Metropolitan Design Center at the University of Minneapolis has developed renderings of potential lid projects at key sites along the I-94 corridor between Minneapolis and St. Paul. (image courtesy of the Metropolitan Design Center)

Freeway Lids: Reconnecting Communities and Creating New Land for Development

ULI Minnesota has launched the Healthy Communities Initiative, which proposes an ambitious capital improvement program for turning proposed freeway lids along the I-94 corridor into places that re-establish neighborhood connectivity, create economic opportunities for residents, and make new land available for civic and commercial uses.

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Recent Articles

  • University of Texas at Austin Team Wins 2017 ULI Hines Student Competition

    April 7, 2017

    A redevelopment plan for a Chicago site presented by a team from the University of Texas at Austin has taken top honors in the 2017 ULI Hines Student Competition, an ideas competition that provides graduate students the opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development scheme for a large-scale site in an urban area.

  • Five Findings on the Future of U.S. Immigration and the Suburban Dream

    March 24, 2017

    The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing is examining the housing characteristics and residential location choices of the America’s foreign-born population to better understand the impact that immigrants could have on local housing markets.

  • New CoStar Data Reveal a Vast National Inventory of Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing—and an Untapped Opportunity

    October 24, 2016

    At least 5.5 million units of naturally occurring affordable rental housing exist in cities across the United States, according to newly released data from CoStar, a leading provider of data and analytics for the commercial real estate industry. In an age of dwindling public subsidies for affordable housing, the concept of preserving naturally occurring affordable housing (NOAH) is gaining currency.

  • ULI Awards 10 Urban Innovation Grants for 2017

    October 12, 2016

    Ten grants totaling $100,000 have been awarded to ULI district and national councils through the Institute’s Urban Innovation Grant program.

  • MIT Group Imagines Sophisticated Solutions for High-Performing, Livable Cities

    July 7, 2016

    One of two dozen research groups housed at MIT’s Media Lab, the Changing Places group is focused on developing new, more efficient, and creative mobility systems and ways of living and working in cities at a time when urban populations are growing, while the resources to sustain them are shrinking. Kent Larson leads the group and shared several of Changing Places’ projects during the closing keynote speech at the recent ULI Florida Summit in Miami.

  • Independent, “Soft” Hotel Brands Bank on Storytelling, Social Media–Ready Moments

    June 24, 2016

    As competition for the dollars of vacationers and business travelers ratchets up, hotel companies are on a never-ending search for ways to differentiate themselves. Guests are looking for uniqueness, local flavor and history, and bespoke experiences that they can capture and share instantly through social media networks, according to a panel of hotel industry experts at the recent ULI Florida Summit in Miami.

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