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  • 10-13-20

    Creative City Policies Could Help Retail Survive COVID-19, San Francisco Experts Say

    The COVID-19 lockdown imposed by San Francisco in late February devastated the city’s small, independent businesses, and especially its restaurant scene. But creative city policies could help nimble retailers survive, panelists said at the ULI Virtual Fall Meeting session titled “Vibrant Retail Streets in the Age of E-tail and COVID-19: Is It Time for ‘Retail First’ City Policies?”

  • 10-12-20

    Confronting COVID-19: Addressing Housing Affordability and Homelessness in Southern California

    A recent ULI Los Angeles virtual event titled “Housing Now: Shelter, Zoning, and Beyond,” brought together land use experts from the private and public sectors to discuss the housing affordability issue in Southern California, which parallels that in many large cities in the United States.

  • 10-12-20

    2020: A Tutorial in Resilience

    The events of 2020 so far have been turning us all into masters of resilience. The Fall issue of Urban Land is available for members to access on Knowledge Finder.

  • 10-05-20

    Urban Land Reader Poll: Coping with COVID-19

    While the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing recession have spurred ULI members to act quickly to adjust their business practices, a significant number of respondents to an Urban Land reader poll say they expect the real estate business to do better during this recession than during the Great Recession of 2007–2009. And a majority see opportunities for growth.

  • September

  • 09-24-20

    Lessons from Asia: Five Takeaways on the Return to the Urban Office

    Office workers across the Asia Pacific region are returning to the office at varying paces, taking into consideration government directives and company policies. Though the permanent impact of remote working remains to be seen, landlords will need to innovate and adapt to a changed environment, said participants in ULI Asia Pacific’s latest FutuRE of Cities and Communities webinar.

  • 09-10-20

    Confronting COVID-19: Creative Placemaking in the Time of Protests and the Pandemic

    The importance of creative placemaking—the process of intentionally integrating arts, culture, and community-engaged design into comprehensive community development—and the role that artists play in that process have been elevated by both the COVID-19 pandemic and social justice protests in the United States, as people seek places to socialize and connect with others outside their homes, according to participants in a recent ULI webinar.

  • 09-08-20

    Accelerating the Demand for Proptech in the Asia Pacific Region

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: The global COVID-19 pandemic promises to accelerate the adoption of property technology (proptech), which lies at the intersection of the roughly $230 trillion global property sector and the nearly $3.4 trillion global technology sector, speakers said in early September during the virtual ULI Asia Pacific REimagine conference.

  • 09-03-20

    Confronting COVID-19: New Modules for Healthy Building Certifications

    As more commercial properties work to reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, independent healthy building certifications developed in response to the coronavirus are increasingly being sought by building owners, managers, and tenants seeking to assure building users that their spaces are safe to enter and occupy. The leading healthy building certification systems, WELL and Fitwel, have developed new certification modules.

  • August

  • 08-17-20

    What U.S. Consumers Are Saying about the Shifting Demand for Housing

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: With more Americans working, taking classes online, and, of course, quarantining in their homes, one study looks at the changing needs and preferences of owners and renters alike.

  • 08-17-20

    UL10: Recreation Facilities

    Ten venues provide places for community members to gather, play, compete, learn, and enhance wellness.