Market Trends

ULI Nichols Prize Awarded to Dr. Judith Rodin

Dr. Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, has been chosen as the 2014 recipient of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, the Institute’s highest honor.

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In Print: Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns

In this book, authors John Massengale and Victor Dover analyze great urban streets from around the world in text, pictures, and drawings. These range from the iconic Champs-Élysées in Paris and Las Ramblas in Barcelona to important but lesser-known streets such as Main Street in Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Church Street in Charleston, South Carolina

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Real Estate Representatives in Fortune’s 40 Under 40

Airbnb’s Brian Chesky shares the top spot in this year’s Fortune 40 under 40 with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. Both companies have faced their share of controversy, but are influential in the built environment and the “sharing” economy, particularly as both look to expand internationally.

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Via Verde originated in a design competition held by the city of New York and the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. A series of green roofs is the organizing element of the design. (David Sundberg)Planning & Design

ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Via Verde–The Green Way

The underlying goal of Via Verde was to serve as a model for the next generation of green affordable housing development.

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Recent Articles

  • October Issue of Urban Land Is Available for Download

    October 6, 2014

    For those of you who have already downloaded the Urban Land app for your smartphone or tablet, the latest issue is now available.

  • ULI Events App Gains More Social Features

    October 2, 2014

    For this year’s Fall Meeting, ULI is partnering with DoubleDutch, the category leader in mobile engagement applications for events, to deliver a strong social component with “gamification” and an interactive member wall to allow for a richer member experience.

  • Monday’s Numbers: September 29, 2014

    September 29, 2014

    That anguished cry you heard from the capital markets during the week was the result of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) announcing that it would no longer invest in hedge funds, saying they were too time-consuming and too complex, and had produced unsatisfactory rates of return. Could real estate be next?

  • Fulton Center: A Grand Central for Downtown Manhattan

    Any day now, New York City will open a grand public space at the middle of a web of subway lines in Manhattan, a few blocks away from both the World Trade Center and Wall Street.

  • Challenges for Retail in Low-Income Areas

    September 26, 2014

    A new ULI report explores factors that hamper retail development in some lower-income communities and offers solutions to overcome the dearth of shopping options for neighborhood residents.

  • 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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