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ULI Endorses Urban Street Design Guide from NACTO

The Urban Land Institute has endorsed the Urban Street Design Guide, published last year by the National Association of City Transportation Officials. The guide embraces the unique and complex challenge of designing urban streets, aiming to make streets safe for people whether they are walking, biking, using transit, or driving.

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ULI Global Awards for Excellence: D-Cube City, Seoul, South Korea

Located in the capital city of Seoul, South Korea, D-Cube City represents a significant new model for urban renewal and smart density, as well as mixed-use, transit-oriented development.

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In Print: Land in Conflict: Managing and Resolving Land Use Disputes

Worthy land development projects can be torpedoed during contentious public hearings. The authors of this book argue that supplementing the standard public hearing process with consensus building can turn opposing stakeholders into problem solvers, generating better projects with wider public support.

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Monday’s Numbers: August 18, 2014

The Trepp survey for the week ending August 8, 2014, showed average spreads continuing to widen. The implied rate for ten-year, modestly leveraged commercial real estate mortgages increased to 3.85 percent, down 79 basis points this year.

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  • Monday’s Numbers: August 11, 2014

    August 11, 2014

    The conventional wisdom is that the Fed will allow interest rates to begin to increase later in the year. If that’s the case, why are ten-year U.S. Treasuries declining, reaching an intraday low of 2.35 percent, a rate not seen since last June?

  • McGraw Hill and AIA Report on Design-Health Link in Industry

    ULI recently supported an effort by the American Institute of Architects and McGraw Hill Construction to take the pulse of key stakeholders that have the ability to influence healthy design, construction, and operation of buildings.

  • Euro Crisis Is Largely “History,” Confidence Returning, Says Economist

    The systemic euro crisis is “history,” Berenberg Bank chief economist Holger Schmieding proclaimed last month in his keynote address at ULI’s Real Estate Trends Conference in London.

  • America’s Happiest Cities: What Makes a City a “Happier” Place?

    Researchers found that residents of coastal Virginia appear to be some of the happiest people in the country, with Richmond-Petersburg, Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, and Washington, D.C., ranking as the top three happiest large cities (metropolitan areas of at least 1 million residents). Charlottesville, Virginia, ranks as the overall happiest metropolitan area.

  • Study Shows Substantial ROI on EPA’s Brownfield Cleanup Efforts

    August 4, 2014

    According to a recent National Bureau of Economic Research paper, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Program has largely paid for itself by boosting property values since it was launched in 1995.

  • Monday’s Numbers: August 4, 2014

    The Trepp survey for the week ending July 25 showed average spreads declining 2 basis points on what seems to be their inexorable path to zero.

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