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  • 03-17-23

    Popularizing Mass Timber Construction in the Southeast

    Development experts gathered to discuss the growth in popularity of mass timber at the 2023 ULI Carolinas Meeting in February.

  • 03-16-23

    Leveraging Federal Funds to Reduce Car-Dependence in North Carolina’s Growing Cities

    City planners across North Carolina’s rural, suburban, and urban environments assert that a vibrant walkable downtown is their goal. They’re aiming to put that value into practice using a broad range of transportation options with help from the funding in the 2022 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

  • 03-14-23

    A New Forgivable Loan Program Targets Oregon’s Private Brownfield Owners

    A member of ULI Northwest highlights Oregon’s $5 million Brownfields Property Redevelopment Fund, which offers forgivable loans to private owners and operators to support remediation at sites that are contaminated or perceived to be contaminated. 

  • 03-13-23

    In Memory of Architect Gene Kohn

    Eugene “Gene” Kohn, one of the founding members of the global architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), has died at 92 after a yearlong battle with cancer. In his long tenure with KPF, Kohn’s firm designed some of the most famous skyscrapers in the world, including New York City’s Hudson Yards development, the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C., 333 Wacker Drive in Chicago, London’s Covent Garden, the Shanghai World Financial Center, Hong Kong’s International Commerce Centre, and most recently, the Manhattan office tower One Vanderbilt.

  • 03-13-23

    Cracks Emerging in U.S. Office Sector Lending; More Pain Ahead?

    Office property owners who were able to weather the worst of the pandemic are crashing into a hard reality wrought by sharply lower demand and higher interest rates. Undercurrents of stress are now emerging in the form of defaults.

  • 03-09-23

    Content Creation by Influencers Adding to Demand for Studio Space

    Americans are voraciously consuming digital content. The Consumer Technology Association estimates that consumers will spend $151 billion on technology services (the category for video, gaming, audio, and apps) in 2023, marking five consecutive years of growth. Entertainment companies are hurriedly working to meet this demand by ramping up television and film production.

  • 03-08-23

    Making Four Affordable Housing Developments Pencil Out in Southern California

    A member of ULI Los Angeles shares how his company is harnessing creativity and a lot of hard work to build attainable housing that is within reach of most renters.

  • 03-08-23

    UL Interview: Brian Swett, Americas East Leader of Arup

    Brian Swett, a longtime member of ULI Boston and Arup’s Americas East Leader, has been announced as the chair of the ULI Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability. Working with ULI staff, Swett will serve a two-year term with the Lewis Center. A former chief resilience officer for the city of Boston, Swett recently spoke to Urban Land about the opportunities he sees in the coming months.

  • 03-08-23

    Build-to-Rent Projects Weathering Higher Interest Rates, Shifting Strategies

    In a market that’s been disrupted by rising interest rates and unsteady financial markets, single-family rental investors and developers haven’t lost sight of the bigger picture. Demand for housing still exceeds supply.

  • 03-06-23

    HKS, UNStudio, and Gehl Team Selected to Create Systemwide Architecture and Urban Design for Austin’s Light Rail

    The Austin Transit Partnership announced a partnership with an international design team led by HKS, UNStudio, and Gehl to create systemwide architecture and urban design for the light-rail program of Project Connect, a major expansion of Austin’s public transit system. Project Connect is a transformative, voter-approved investment that includes light rail, expanded bus routes, and more services across the city.