New Developments

  • ULI Names 32 Participants in Health Leaders Network

    September 19, 2017 Thirty-two professionals in real estate development, planning, design, engineering, finance, and health care from across the country have been selected to participate in the first cohort of the ULI Health Leaders Network, a new program designed to empower real estate and land use professionals with the skills, knowledge, and networks to improve health outcomes in their professional practice and communities. The Health Leaders Network is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, and ULI Foundation governor Randall Lewis.
  • In Brief: Can Growth in Health Care and Other Categories Save America’s Malls?

    September 11, 2017 A new report from CBRE highlights that the two categories occupying the most space in U.S. malls—department stores at 48.7 percent of gross leasable area, and apparel, accessories, and shoes at 29.4 percent—also posted relatively tepid retail-sales growth from 2011 to 2016. In contrast, categories with stronger retail-sales growth, such as health care, still account for relatively little occupancy of U.S. malls

New Developments

  • ULI Names 32 Participants in Health Leaders Network

    September 19, 2017 Thirty-two professionals in real estate development, planning, design, engineering, finance, and health care from across the country have been selected to participate in the first cohort of the ULI Health Leaders Network, a new program designed to empower real estate and land use professionals with the skills, knowledge, and networks to improve health outcomes in their professional practice and communities. The Health Leaders Network is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, and ULI Foundation governor Randall Lewis.
  • In Brief: Can Growth in Health Care and Other Categories Save America’s Malls?

    September 11, 2017 A new report from CBRE highlights that the two categories occupying the most space in U.S. malls—department stores at 48.7 percent of gross leasable area, and apparel, accessories, and shoes at 29.4 percent—also posted relatively tepid retail-sales growth from 2011 to 2016. In contrast, categories with stronger retail-sales growth, such as health care, still account for relatively little occupancy of U.S. malls

Recent Articles

  • Facing the Challenges of Affordable Senior Housing

    September 20, 2017

    The lack of affordable housing for the growing senior population in the United States is a looming crisis and deserves more attention and resources from both the private sector and government, according to a leading advocate for aging issues. But affordable senior housing can become a platform for integrating services for low-income seniors and be an economic driver in communities by more efficiently delivering health care and other long-term support.

  • From NIMBY to YIMBY: Making a More Compelling Case for Housing

    September 20, 2017

    Backing sympathetic elected officials, focusing on the human impacts of the housing shortage, and mobilizing nonvocal supporters for new projects are all effective ways to overcome NIMBY-ism over affordable housing projects, a panel of advocates said during the ULI Housing Opportunity 2017 Conference in New Orleans.

  • From Mill City to Innovation Hub: Relocating a Global Headquarters Outside Boston

    September 20, 2017

    Lowell, Massachusetts received a major boost in ongoing efforts to transform into a center of innovation when Kronos—a homegrown Massachusetts workforce management software and services company—decided to relocate its global headquarters, taking a half-million square feet (46,500 sq m) close to the city’s revitalized downtown.

  • ULI Names 32 Participants in Health Leaders Network

    September 19, 2017

    Thirty-two professionals in real estate development, planning, design, engineering, finance, and health care from across the country have been selected to participate in the first cohort of the ULI Health Leaders Network, a new program designed to empower real estate and land use professionals with the skills, knowledge, and networks to improve health outcomes in their professional practice and communities. The Health Leaders Network is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, and ULI Foundation governor Randall Lewis.

  • In Memory of Nina J. Gruen

    September 18, 2017

    Longtime ULI leader Nina J. Gruen, who pioneered the use of behavioral research to predict market demand for commercial and residential real estate, passed away on September 15, 2017. She was 83. Gruen and her husband, Claude Gruen, joined ULI in 1971, not long after founding Gruen Gruen + Associates, a renowned San Francisco–based firm that continues to provide research-based consulting and implementation services to the real estate industry and public land use and planning policy makers. Gruen, who remained active in ULI throughout her career, was elected as the Institute’s first female trustee in 1982, and was named an honorary member in 1996.

  • How Mixed-Income Housing Can Benefit Both Communities and Investors

    September 18, 2017

    More investors are warming up to the notion that mixed-income development can also be a relatively low-risk venture that offers a stable rate of return.

  • A Net-Zero, Manufactured-Housing Concept for the Low-Energy Future

    September 15, 2017

    With California’s net-zero-energy mandate on the horizon—requiring new homes to generate as much power as they consume—a team made up of KB Home, KTGY Architecture + Planning, and publisher Hanley Wood late last year provided a glimpse of what they thought a home of the future might look like.

  • Innovations Driving Down Cost in Housing Design and Construction

    September 15, 2017

    Venture capitalists are jumping into the growing market for technology-based solutions for the affordable housing issues that communities around the globe are facing.

  • ULI/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Participants Announced

    September 15, 2017

    ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative has announced the 2017 participants in the ULI/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program, which is generously supported by Randall Lewis, a ULI trustee. Participants are matched with ULI full members and will attend a product council meeting and the Building Healthy Places Interest Forum.

  • How America’s States and Cities Can Find Common Ground to Expand Housing Choice

    September 14, 2017

    State governments, in partnership with cities and other local jurisdictions, can and should do more to promote housing development and choice through smarter local land use policies and incentives, according to a new ULI report.

  • Post-Irma Rebuilding: A Message from ULI’s Leadership

    September 13, 2017

    ULI Americas Chairman Trish Healy and ULI Americas CEO Ralph Boyd seek your support to aid communities hit by Irma in building for resilience.

  • Bringing the Concepts of UrbanPlan to More Public Officials

    September 13, 2017

    Toledo, Ohio, has recently experienced a series of economic wins that are resulting in the rapid redevelopment of its urban core. In July, the first UrbanPlan for Public Officials workshop to be delivered to a single jurisdiction was held at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, with a diverse group of local decision makers engaged in the program, including the commissioner of housing, the chief building officer, and members of the planning commission, citizens’ boards, and city council.

  • In Brief: Can Growth in Health Care and Other Categories Save America’s Malls?

    September 11, 2017

    A new report from CBRE highlights that the two categories occupying the most space in U.S. malls—department stores at 48.7 percent of gross leasable area, and apparel, accessories, and shoes at 29.4 percent—also posted relatively tepid retail-sales growth from 2011 to 2016. In contrast, categories with stronger retail-sales growth, such as health care, still account for relatively little occupancy of U.S. malls

  • Remaking Greater Los Angeles as a Transit-Oriented Region

    September 11, 2017

    Supported by a new half-cent tax that could fund an estimated $120 billion worth of public transit improvements over the next 40 years, the region is ramping up the creation of TODs not only in downtown but also along transit lines further out.

  • Pop-Up Experiences, Personalization Serve as Status Symbols in an Age of Abundance

    September 11, 2017

    At the ULI UK Annual Conference, land use experts discussed changing consumer expectations, with experiences serving as a key status symbol, augmented by the digitization of those experiences. With billions of people across the world now able to purchase the status symbols of old—cars and handbags, for example—experiences and other less tangible elements are the new status symbols and need to be sharable on social networks.

  • Four Ways Toronto’s Planning Has Stayed ahead of Unprecedented Growth

    September 11, 2017

    Speaking at ULI Toronto’s Electric Cities Symposium, Jennifer Keesmaat, Toronto’s chief city planner since 2012, said, “We have a running joke in the city planning department that we’re waiting for the lull.” With the unprecedented level of growth the city has seen in the last five years, the pace of development continues to ratchet up, creating both new opportunities and challenges for Canada’s largest city.

  • Flat Performance for REITs in August

    September 11, 2017

    According to the Washington, D.C.–based National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index was up by 0.6 percent in August, with infrastructure and data center REITs making the most significant gains. Plus, rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Projects in Boston, Newark, and Austin Win ULI Kemp Award

    September 11, 2017

    Newark’s Hahne & Co. Building, Boston’s Mosaic on the Riverway, and Austin’s Wildflower Terrace were selected by the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing as the winners of the 2017 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award. The annual award, which honors developments that ensure housing affordability for people in a broad range of incomes, is given to developments in which all or a portion of the units are affordable to households earning up to 120 percent of the area median income.

  • Washington, D.C., Department of Housing and Community Development Wins ULI Housing Policy Award

    September 11, 2017

    Washington, D.C.’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has been selected by ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing as the winner of the 2017 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award, an annual recognition of the innovative ways the public sector is addressing the country’s affordable housing crisis. DCHD, chosen for the award by a jury of national housing industry leaders, was honored during the Terwilliger Center’s Housing Opportunity Conference in New Orleans.

  • Incorporating More Flexibility and Adaptability into U.K. Buildings, Economy

    September 5, 2017

    Flexibility—from the macro level of economies, education, and governmental impact, to the micro level of managing teams and where to put staircases in buildings—was an overarching theme throughout the ULI U.K. Annual Conference 2017. Land-use experts discussed the need to provide flexibility and adaptability in infrastructure, buildings, working practices, and management systems in a world that is changing quickly.

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