New Developments

  • In Brief: Dodge Momentum Index Increases in July

    August 9, 2018
    The Dodge Momentum Index, a leading indicator for construction spending for nonresidential buildings, moved 1.4 percent higher in July to 169.8 from the revised June reading of 167.3. The commercial component of the Momentum Index grew by 3.3 percent, while the institutional component fell 1.5 percent.
  • Four Finalists Named for ULI Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award

    August 3, 2018
    Affordable and workforce housing policies and programs put in place by the governments of New York City, Los Angeles County, and the states of New Jersey and New York have been selected as finalists for the 2018 ULI Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award. The annual award, presented by ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing, recognizes innovative ways the public sector is addressing the nation’s affordable housing crisis.

New Developments

  • In Brief: Dodge Momentum Index Increases in July

    August 9, 2018
    The Dodge Momentum Index, a leading indicator for construction spending for nonresidential buildings, moved 1.4 percent higher in July to 169.8 from the revised June reading of 167.3. The commercial component of the Momentum Index grew by 3.3 percent, while the institutional component fell 1.5 percent.
  • Four Finalists Named for ULI Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award

    August 3, 2018
    Affordable and workforce housing policies and programs put in place by the governments of New York City, Los Angeles County, and the states of New Jersey and New York have been selected as finalists for the 2018 ULI Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award. The annual award, presented by ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing, recognizes innovative ways the public sector is addressing the nation’s affordable housing crisis.

Recent Articles

  • Planning for the Future of Parking in Tampa Bay

    August 15, 2018

    ULI Tampa Bay recently hosted experts in planning, design, technology, and development to discuss how technological advances and innovative ideas can help developers turn the parking challenge into a parking opportunity.

  • ULX: 10 Projects by Emerging Design Firms

    August 15, 2018

    Younger principals incorporate new technology and design ideas. The next generation of firms has the opportunity to remake the urban realm. The ten firms profiled here, led by principals in their 30s and 40s, show inventive yet context-sensitive design solutions that engage with their surroundings.

  • Q+A with ULI’s New Global CEO, Ed Walter

    August 15, 2018

    Former Host Hotels and Resorts executive will lead implementation of the Global Strategic Plan. Walter brings to ULI more than 35 years of management experience in real estate across a variety of disciplines, including hotels, multifamily housing, and land development, with a strong emphasis on capital markets and investments.

  • Encouraging Retail and Multifamily in Downtown Erie, Pennsylvania

    August 15, 2018

    In early August, a ULI Advisory Services Panel spent a week touring the neighborhoods and development projects of Erie, Pennslyvania, a city which has lost 30 percent of its population since 1960. The 11-person panel—chaired by ULI Trustee Richard Reynolds, president of a real estate consulting firm in Boston—focused on Erie’s downtown revitalization and working within the city’s current economic and cultural environment.

  • Recognizing the Connections between Land Use and Health

    August 14, 2018

    ULI Health Leaders were asked to reflect on when they first grasped that the built environment and the design of communities play a significant role in the ability to make healthy choices and live healthy lives. This group of professionals—which includes architects, real estate experts, urban planners, health experts, and community developers—presented a range of these “a-ha moments”: some realized it early in life while others made connections later through their professional experiences.

  • Make Room for Design in Manufactured Homes

    August 13, 2018

    Austin-based Kasita wants to hit the developer market with small, precision-built turnkey homes.

  • Developers Teeing Off on Golf Course Glut

    August 13, 2018

    Developers are snatching up aging golf course properties—many closed or losing money—with an eye toward combining housing with other uses while often trying to preserve at least some of the greenery for community use.

  • Adapting Building Design to the Effects of Climate Change

    August 10, 2018

    Implementing strategies at the building, development, and community levels can preserve functionality despite extreme weather.

  • Using Tactical Preservation to Revive Neighborhoods outside Downtown Detroit

    August 10, 2018

    Can vacant theaters, banks, schools, libraries, churches, apartment buildings, and storefronts that once were mainstays of Detroit neighborhoods be preserved while also providing an economic boost? That was the issue facing a ULI Advisory Services panel that gathered in the Motor City in late July.

  • In Brief: Dodge Momentum Index Increases in July

    August 9, 2018

    The Dodge Momentum Index, a leading indicator for construction spending for nonresidential buildings, moved 1.4 percent higher in July to 169.8 from the revised June reading of 167.3. The commercial component of the Momentum Index grew by 3.3 percent, while the institutional component fell 1.5 percent.

  • Online vs. In-store: Designing for the Next Generation of Shoppers

    August 6, 2018

    With the convenience and increasingly experiential process of shopping online, how can retail stores and malls compete? Thriving brands are combining their online and brick-and-mortar experiences to keep foot traffic high and regenerating communities.

  • Four Finalists Named for ULI Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award

    August 3, 2018

    Affordable and workforce housing policies and programs put in place by the governments of New York City, Los Angeles County, and the states of New Jersey and New York have been selected as finalists for the 2018 ULI Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award. The annual award, presented by ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing, recognizes innovative ways the public sector is addressing the nation’s affordable housing crisis.

  • 13 Finalists Selected for ULI Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award

    August 3, 2018

    The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced finalists for this year’s Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award, which honors exemplary developments that ensure housing affordability for people with a range of incomes.

  • Five Ways to Sell the Benefits of Healthier Building Patterns

    August 3, 2018

    The ULI Health Leaders Network is empowering real estate and land use professionals with the skills, knowledge, and networks to improve health outcomes in their professional practice and communities. Health leaders interviewed friends or family members—outside of the traditional health or built-environment professions—on whether (and how) they think about ways the built environment the built environment affects their health, the biggest influences on their own health, and where they typically get health-related information. Through these conversations, health leaders gleaned ways to better communicate with a general audience.

  • Imagining New Governance Models for Cities of the Future

    August 2, 2018

    What could the future of cities look like? In the future, cities will have more in common, and will have more interaction with each other than with regional governments, said speakers at ULI Germany’s Urban Leader Summit in May. This “parasovereignty” can already be seen in places such as Dubai, where some cities use different systems of law to attract investment.

  • Attracting Tourists to Japan Through a More Varied Nightlife

    August 1, 2018

    Japan is in the midst of a huge attempt to boost tourism, but there are fears that it does not offer enough nighttime fun for foreign visitors who seek out theater and other activities that often occur after sunset. A panel at the Urban Land Institute’s Japan Spring Conference, held in May at the Tokyo International Forum, discussed ways to build an “attractive night-time economy.”

  • Leveraging Landscape: Tools for Urban Resilience

    July 31, 2018

    Landscape design can go beyond aesthetics to contribute to resilience in ways that save money and improve lives.

  • Product Council Outlook for Hotel Design

    July 30, 2018

    Experts in hotel development discuss the rising popularity of social spaces in hotels, the role of technology in the hotel experience, the ways guests are shaping in-room furniture design, the competition from Airbnb, the need for “Instagrammable” spaces in hotels, and changing approaches to hotel restaurants.

  • Integrating Culture and Content Is Key to Attracting Shoppers in Japan

    July 30, 2018

    At the ULI Japan Spring Conference 2018, panelists discussed how Japan’s malls can reinvigorate themselves with culture and content. Retail in Japan has not suffered as badly as elsewhere from the effects of online shopping, but the industry is concerned that malls need to offer more to retain customers.

  • Helping Building Owners and Cities Partner to Reach Efficiency Goals

    July 30, 2018

    With buildings accounting for 75 percent of U.S. electricity consumption, achieving these commitments will require the active participation and cooperation of the real estate sector. However, many U.S. cities are still in the very early stages of developing new policies and incentive programs to support the real estate industry in transitioning to more energy-efficient building development and management.

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