New Developments

  • U.S. Affordability Issues Increase as Household Growth Rebounds in Harvard Report

    June 22, 2017 The latest research from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, makes a solid case that the U.S. housing market is firmly on the road to recovery. Yet the report also shines a spotlight on the problems still in play, namely insufficient supply and rising costs that are creating challenges for both renters and homebuyers.
  • Video: Technology’s Impact on Our Lives, Jobs, and Business

    June 16, 2017 Vivek Wadhwa, a futurist and a distinguished fellow and adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering, shared his insights on technology’s impact on our lives, jobs and business, at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Singapore, followed by an interactive discussion with Richard Price of CBRE Global Investors and ULI Global board member.

New Developments

  • U.S. Affordability Issues Increase as Household Growth Rebounds in Harvard Report

    June 22, 2017 The latest research from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, makes a solid case that the U.S. housing market is firmly on the road to recovery. Yet the report also shines a spotlight on the problems still in play, namely insufficient supply and rising costs that are creating challenges for both renters and homebuyers.
  • Video: Technology’s Impact on Our Lives, Jobs, and Business

    June 16, 2017 Vivek Wadhwa, a futurist and a distinguished fellow and adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering, shared his insights on technology’s impact on our lives, jobs and business, at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Singapore, followed by an interactive discussion with Richard Price of CBRE Global Investors and ULI Global board member.
  • Planning & Design

    Curating Stronger Community through Intentional Placemaking

    Decades ago, who would have thought that the graffiti-covered walls of deteriorated industrial buildings would catalyze the regeneration of an entire urban community? A panel at ULI Washington’s recent Trends Conference explored strategies for strengthening communities’ identity and economic vitality with arts programming and local institutions.

  • 723_terminal_kci Planning & Design

    Drawing Business Travelers Back to Kansas City’s Airport

    If you have ever flown through Kansas City International Airport, you likely have noticed the three stand-alone horseshoe terminals—only two of which are active. Or the lack of food and beverage choices, restrooms, and other amenities near the gates compared with what is available at similar, modern airports.

Recent Articles

  • ULI to Partner with 100 Resilient Cities to Help Improve Resilience of Urban Areas Globally

    June 22, 2017

    ULI has announced a partnership with 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, becoming part of its Platform of Partners. In this capacity, ULI will offer expertise on building for resilience to a select group of 100RC cities as they design and implement their comprehensive resilience strategies. “In an increasingly complex and challenging world, cities need partnerships with organizations such as ULI to withstand the shocks and stresses of the 21st century,” said Michael Berkowitz, president of 100 Resilient Cities.

  • U.S. Affordability Issues Increase as Household Growth Rebounds in Harvard Report

    June 22, 2017

    The latest research from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, makes a solid case that the U.S. housing market is firmly on the road to recovery. Yet the report also shines a spotlight on the problems still in play, namely insufficient supply and rising costs that are creating challenges for both renters and homebuyers.

  • ULI Member Outlook for Attracting and Retaining the Creative Class

    June 16, 2017

    Experts discuss what creative professionals look for in cities, how municipalities and developers can create environments that are likely to draw creative individuals and industries, how to address housing affordability challenges in these areas, and other trends.

  • Video: Technology’s Impact on Our Lives, Jobs, and Business

    June 16, 2017

    Vivek Wadhwa, a futurist and a distinguished fellow and adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering, shared his insights on technology’s impact on our lives, jobs and business, at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Singapore, followed by an interactive discussion with Richard Price of CBRE Global Investors and ULI Global board member.

  • Robotic Warehouses, Drone Delivery Help Feed China’s Growing Appetite for E-commerce

    June 16, 2017

    Logistics property developer GLP is taking advantage of new technologies to increase efficiency for its tenants. Chief executive officer Ming Mei told attendees at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit 2017 that his firm is using big data to improve efficiency in its logistics parks in China, analyzing everything from the temperature of cold-storage trucks to site selection for logistics tenants.

  • As China Reshuffles, Could Japan Become a Bigger External Investor?

    June 16, 2017

    This year, global investors should be keeping an eye on politics in China, Japan’s outbound investment, and the logistics sector, said a panel of senior industry figures speaking at the recent ULI Asia Pacific Summit 2017.

  • New Executive Director Named for the ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance

    June 13, 2017

    Billy Grayson, an expert in sustainability program development for companies and organizations, has been selected to serve as the executive director of the ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance.

  • In Brief: Median Home Size Dipped in 2016, First Retreat Since 2009

    June 13, 2017

    According to the Wall Street Journal, the median size of a new single-family home declined for the first time since 2009, slipping 2 percent to 2,422 square feet (225 sq m) in 2016. This is only the third time in the last 20 years that it has fallen, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

  • World Economic Forum Sees the Future of Global Cities in Inclusivity, Mindfulness, and Sharing

    June 13, 2017

    The cities of the future embrace the principles of being inclusive, being mindful, and sharing, says Alice Charles, community lead for infrastructure and urban development at the World Economic Forum. She shared practical examples of these cities at ULI Belgium’s recent conference in Brussels.

  • Raleigh’s Cameron Village Shifting with the Times on Retail

    June 12, 2017

    Built in 1949, the Cameron Village shopping center of Raleigh, North Carolina, was one of the first in the Southeast. Decades later, Cameron Village is still thriving, with several new mixed-use developments adding increased density and energy.

  • Bringing a Mixed-Use Mentality to Rehab of Philadelphia’s Century-Old Divine Lorraine

    June 12, 2017

    Eric Blumenfeld, a prominent homegrown Philadelphia developer, more than a decade ago began rehabbing buildings in the city’s North Broad Street corridor and inviting big-name restaurateurs to use the space. Now, with the reopening of the long-vacant Divine Lorraine as apartment/restaurant space, a beloved architectural icon, Blumenfeld, owner of EB Realty Management, believes his vision is finally coming together.

  • Smart Cities Promise a New Way of Living

    June 12, 2017

    Entirely new cities are emerging, grounded in cutting-edge technology. Sensor-laden, data-driven, and internet-connected, these urban prototypes are the testing grounds for the future.

  • Big Data, Technology Increasingly Drive Decision Making for Investors

    June 12, 2017

    Big data is becoming an important part of the real estate business, said Goh Kok Huat, COO of GIC Private Limited, formerly known as the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, speaking at the ULI 2017 Asia Pacific Summit.

  • In Brief: Dodge Momentum Index Resumes Growth in May

    June 12, 2017

    Following a dip in April, the Dodge Momentum Index advanced 4.0 percent in May to 139.1, up from the April reading, which was revised down to 133.7. The index is a monthly measure of the initial report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.

  • CEO Perspective: On Sustainability

    June 12, 2017

    ULI has long supported and promoted sustainable development that conserves energy, land, and other natural resources. Our leadership in sustainability has never been driven by government regulations or policies. It has always been a market-driven, value-creating response to the changing environment, and nothing will change that. The forces that have shaped the institutionalization of sustainability and its wide adoption are not going away. In fact, they are going to become stronger and more prevalent in the years ahead.

  • May/June Issue of Urban Land Is Available for Download

    June 12, 2017

    The latest issue of the magazine is now available for download through the Urban Land app. “Design: Driving the live/work plan environment.” Other topics include a regional spotlight on the Asia Pacific region, highlighting Lifehub@Kunshan in China and Kashiwa-No-Ha Smart City in Japan, plus “BCG’s Move to Hudson Yards” in New York City.

  • 25 Finalists Named for ULI Global Awards for Excellence

    June 5, 2017

    Twenty-five extraordinary developments from around the world have been selected as finalists for ULI’s 2017 Global Awards for Excellence, widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious award programs.

  • Craft Breweries Bring Placemaking and Economic Development to St. Louis Neighborhoods

    June 5, 2017

    There was a time before Prohibition when St. Louis had more than 40 breweries. By the 1980s, however, that number had dwindled to just two. Today, experts speaking at a ULI panel said St. Louis’s smaller brewery scene is again thriving, with 50 separate breweries operating locally.

  • ULI Member Outlook for Residential Communities and Neighborhoods

    June 5, 2017

    Experts in housing discuss prospects for this year, the preferences of millennial buyers, the importance of providing communities with a strong sense of place, strategies for making homes more affordable, and other trends.

  • Three Developers Capitalizing on Tampa’s Growth

    June 5, 2017

    Tampa and its surrounding cities—such as Sarasota, Bradenton, and Clearwater—are quietly attracting millennials and young families. With lower land prices and a relatively underdeveloped market, Tampa Bay developers are betting on a boom.

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