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  • 10-14-19

    Large Projects Driving Optimism for Austin’s Prospects

    Austin, Texas, sits at the pinnacle of the U.S. commercial real estate sector right now, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2020. But recent economic wins like the planned $1 billion campus for Apple and the new headquarters of the U.S. Army’s modernization initiative should keep the city standing tall for years to come, said panelists speaking a ULI Austin event in October.

  • 10-07-19

    Accommodating Atlanta’s Future Growth: Rethinking Land Use to Make Better Transportation Decisions

    By 2040, metro Atlanta is projected to grow by 2.5 million people, bringing it to 8 million people, according to the Atlanta Regional Commission. Understanding how transportation and land use can accommodate this increase was one of the subjects discussed at a recent ULI Atlanta event. The event was cohosted in partnership with Perimeter Connects and the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts.

  • September

  • 09-27-19

    Planning for Two Transformative Waterfront Developments on San Diego County’s Chula Vista Bayfront

    Like bookends, two major developments are transforming southern San Diego County’s city of Chula Vista on its most eastern and western fronts: the 535-acre (216 ha) Chula Vista Bayfront development on the San Diego Bay, and Otay Ranch, which will provide nearly 10,000 acres (4,000 ha) of master-planned, multiuse development, with a projected population of more than 110,000.

  • 09-24-19

    Bringing More Voices to Conversations on Race, Gentrification, and Development

    Using a facilitated conversation format honed at previous ULI meetings, the “fishbowl” at ULI’s Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C., brought together 12 experts to discuss the natural tension between cities’ need to encourage housing and economic development—and the community backlash that often results from specific proposals.

  • 09-20-19

    Mayor Bowser Seeks to Create 36,000 New Housing Units in Washington, D.C.

    Using available land is a key strategy for filling the District of Columbia’s need for affordable housing units, Mayor Muriel Bowser said at ULI’s Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C. Bowser recently articulated her vision to construct 36,000 additional housing units in the District by 2025.

  • 09-19-19

    Solutions to the Attainable and Affordable Housing Crisis Are Varied, but Promising

    No single solution exists among the efforts to deliver attainable and affordable housing in a country where home prices continue to escalate significantly and the dream of homeownership is out of reach of millions of households, an expert panel told attendees at ULI’s 2019 Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • 09-18-19

    A Robust Tech Talent Pipeline Helped Drive Amazon’s HQ2 Choice

    The plan to develop a robust pipeline of tech talent—and to retain that talent—was one of the deciding factors driving Amazon’s choice of Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, said speakers at the ULI’s 2019 Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • 09-10-19

    The Maturing of Reston Town Center: Why Has It Been Successful?

    How did Reston Town Center, set some 20 miles (32 km) from the nation’s capital in the leafy suburbs of Northern Virginia, generate premium real estate values and become desirable enough to compete for the best tenants? It is a story dating back more than 30 years, the product of critical decisions made by a host of real estate professionals, public officials, planners, and designers.

  • 09-09-19

    Reston Town Center: Heart of a Utopian Suburb Growing Ever More Urban

    Over time, Reston Town Center has evolved from a series of grand concepts drawn up by architects, to a few blocks of office buildings, to something very much like a successful urban neighborhood.

  • 09-09-19

    The Wharf in D.C. Makes a Splash

    Washington reconnects with a long-lost love: its waterfront.