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An Unflinching Look at Flood Risk

The influence of climate change could offset the benefits of better data when governments map the areas at risk.

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Election Victories for Smart Growth, Green Space Initiatives

While voters were deciding on control of the U.S. Congress and several state houses, they were also voting on 146 ballot measures, many of which benefited plans for smarter growth and green space.

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Surgeon General Cites Role of Built Environment for Health

The U.S. Surgeon General urged land use professionals to partner with him in his nationwide campaign to curb the rise of chronic diseases and obesity and to encourage a physically active lifestyle, in a talk at the National Institutes of Health.

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The Ripple Effects of Higher-Quality Housing

Through both evidence and anecdotes, panelists at the “How Housing Matters”conference provided further insight into the pivotal role that housing plays in people’s lives.

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  • Building Healthier and Never Going Back

    November 7, 2014

    How do you create built environments that actually improve health? Panelists at the ULI Fall Meeting said that successes in improving health need to be shared while meeting financial and investment objectives. “Once you see these principles at work, it makes such an impact that there’s no going back,” said Susan Powers, president, Urban Ventures LLC.

  • Housing and Health: From Research to Real Deals

    November 4, 2014

    Panelists advocated for policies leading to healthier lives, built on a platform of affordable, green, and community-oriented housing at the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting in New York City.

  • Communication Is Key to Leadership in 21st Century

    Being a good leader often comes down to good communication: Strong leaders listen to their teams and—sometimes—change their strategies in response.

  • The New Volatility of Water Supply

    October 24, 2014

    Escalating climate change poses a paradoxical dilemma when it comes to water, according to speakers in a panel on the subject at the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting in New York City.

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant to Support ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative

    October 22, 2014

    The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support the Institute’s Building Healthy Places Initiative.

  • Lessons from Coastal New York

    October 13, 2014

    After storms, planners and designers incorporate new elements to stave off rising waters

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