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  • 02-19-19

    Building More with Less: Which Innovations Could Reduce Construction Costs?

    Better collaboration and integration for design and construction, combined with more building off site and using new technology and collective metrics to innovate, show promise in reducing the cost of construction, said panelists speaking at the ULI Arizona Trends Day held recently in Phoenix.

  • 02-19-19

    How City Leaders Are Building Sustainable, Diverse, and Inclusive Communities

    Speaking at the recent ULI Europe Conference, two mayors described the paths that elected officials in their cities took in rebuilding from the economic collapse of manufacturing, while embracing diversity as a means to turn around their cities’ fortunes.

  • 02-19-19

    Achieving Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in the 21st Century

    At the recent ULI Europe Conference in London, Michael Gove, the current Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for the U.K., and Lord Adair Turner, chair of both the Energy Transitions Commission and the Institute for New Economic Thinking, discussed how inclusive and sustainable economic growth can be achieved while also addressing issues of climate change and wage inequality.

  • 02-19-19

    Balancing Nashville’s Skyline with More Downtown Density

    Nashville has a new 65-story residential tower on the drawing board that could set a new record as the tallest building in the city. The proposed project highlights the change underway in the city.

  • 02-19-19

    Four Teams Selected as Finalists in ULI Hines Competition

    A graduate student team from the University of Cincinnati, two teams from the University of Texas at Austin, and a team with students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University have been selected as the four finalists for the 17th annual ULI Hines Student Competition, an ideas competition that challenges graduate students to devise a comprehensive design and development scheme for an actual site in an urban area. This year’s competition involves the redevelopment of a site in Cincinnati comprising portions of a highway, the central business district, and the central riverfront along the Ohio River.

  • 02-14-19

    Impact of Opportunity Zones on Affordable Housing Not Yet Clear

    A diverse group of experts presented a stark analysis of the rollout of federal Opportunity Zones during the recent ULI Housing Opportunity 2019 conference in Newport Beach, California. Two years after the program was established, there is still confusion over regulations and implementation, they said.

  • 02-14-19

    Addressing the U.S. Affordable Housing Issue at the State and Local Levels

    Panelists at the recent ULI Housing Opportunity 2019 conference said that while the data paint a bleak picture of America’s housing affordability, the spending priorities of California’s new governor may be a sign of positive policy changes at a more local level.

  • 02-11-19

    Reimagining Erie, Pennsylvania, by Embracing Change and Capitalizing on Competitive Advantages

    Erie, Pennsylvania, is on the cusp of change and can be reimagined if the city embraces the land use, economic, and technological changes that are affecting growth there and in other cities in the Rust Belt, a new ULI report says. ULI’s recommendations follow a visit to Erie last year by a group of land use and urban development experts convened to advise the Erie Downtown Development Council on how best to revitalize the downtown core.

  • 02-11-19

    Finding the Right Product Types for Housing the Fast-Growing Population of Phoenix

    As one of the fastest growing and most populous metropolitan areas in the United States, the Phoenix metro area has seen some 40,000 apartments built since 2010, with demand and prices continuing to rise. Panelists speaking at ULI Arizona Trends Day in Phoenix provided a glimpse of how different product types are filling needs for the housing-strapped region.

  • 02-11-19

    As U.S. Economy Keeps Rolling, Growth Potential of Brooklyn and New York’s Other Boroughs Attracts Investors

    Though real estate experts keep worrying about a possible recession, the U.S. economy continues to perform well, and the prospects for real estate investment are still strong, panelists said at a ULI New York event in Manhattan during January.