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In Print: ULI’s Bestselling Books for 2014

This past quarter, three new books were published by the Urban Land Institute. Here is a complete list of the top 10 bestselling books for the fourth quarter of 2014.

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micro-unitsPlanning & Design

Thinking Bigger about the Role of Micro Units

New research from the Urban Land Institute suggests that micro units—typically larger than a one-car garage, but smaller than a double—have staying power as a housing type that appeals to urban dwellers in high-cost markets who are willing to trade space for improved affordability and proximity to downtown neighborhoods.

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Development

ULI to Offer Recommendations on Reuses for NRG Astrodome

A group of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts has been convened by the Urban Land Institute to make recommendations regarding the redevelopment and reuse of the NRG Astrodome to the Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation.

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Sustainability

Insurers Need Support to Mitigate Impacts of Climate Change on the Built Environment

While the insurance industry is developing new risk standards for natural disasters, according to a ULI white paper, the real estate sector and governments also must play an active role in climate change adaptation

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Recent Articles

  • KPF President and Renowned Architect Paul Katz Has Passed

    December 8, 2014

    Paul Katz, president and managing principal of global architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and a ULI member, died November 20 in Manhattan. He had been undergoing treatment for cancer, with which he had only recently been diagnosed, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He was 57.

  • Monday’s Numbers: December 8, 2014

    The Trepp survey for the week ending November 28, 2014, showed spreads relatively unchanged over the past 30 days, with the average spread declining 1 basis point. During the period, borrowers benefited from a 12-basis-point decline in the yield on ten-year Treasury notes. The implied all-in cost of 3.6 percent is 104—repeat, 104—basis points lower than it was on December 31, 2013.

  • ULI Europe Annual Conference Scheduled for February

    November 25, 2014

    The 19th ULI Europe Annual Conference will take place February 3 and 4, 2015, in Paris.

  • Visionaries in Urban Development Celebrates 15 Years of ULI Nichols Prize Winners

    November 24, 2014

    A new publication from the Urban Land Institute, Visionaries in Urban Development: 15 Years of the ULI J.C. Nichols Prize Winners, profiles 15 extraordinary leaders in community building who have received the Institute’s highest honor.

  • Four New Rose Fellowship Cities Announced for 2015

    November 21, 2014

    The mayors of Boston, Omaha, Pittsburgh, and Seattle have been selected as the 2015 class of fellows for the Rose Center for Public Leadership. The mayor of each city will lead a team of three fellows and a coordinator, who together will select a local land use challenge for which they will receive technical assistance from faculty experts assembled by ULI and their peers from the three other fellowship cities.

  • 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).

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