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    February

  • 02-13-17

    The Security Challenge: Building around 21st-Century Threats

    The Peterson Companies’ new National Harbor complex development attracts 10 million people each year, but it is likely that few will notice all the measures Peterson has put in place for their protection, which are both well concealed and elaborate.

  • August

  • 08-15-16

    Loosening the Restrictions on FHA Condo Finance

    Congress has thrown its support behind new legislation that aims to fix some of the problems in the condo financing program of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act (H.R. 3700) will loosen some of the more stringent regulatory requirements specific to condo mortgage insurance that were introduced in the wake of the housing finance crisis.

  • July

  • 07-27-16

    From Suburban Office Park to a New Downtown in Florida

    A father/daughter development team is transforming an office park into a downtown for the city of Doral in the Miami suburbs.

  • 07-25-16

    ULI Case Study: Sofia Lofts, San Diego

    A central courtyard—and a mix of unit sizes—create community on a small site.

  • May

  • 05-26-16

    Combining—and Dividing—Uses at Portland’s Goat Blocks

    A developer uses suburban retail experience to craft a dense, mixed-use community in the heart of Portland’s Central Eastside.

  • April

  • 04-18-16

    Trail-Oriented Development: People-Oriented Design’s Latest Phase

    Real estate developers around the world are responding to increased consumer interest in cycling and walking as preferred modes of transportation by building projects adjacent to trails, bike paths, bike-sharing stations, and other infrastructure that supports human-powered mobility, according to
    Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier, a new ULI report.

  • 04-14-16

    ULI Case Study: Paseo Verde in Philadelphia

    A community development corporation and a developer committed to affordability and sustainability team up to provide rental housing with top-notch energy efficiency.

  • February

  • 02-24-16

    Bringing Better Health Outcomes to South Philadelphia

    In 2012, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a private institution, partnered with the city to serve residents in south Philadelphia. This public/private effort is unprecedented in the variety of services located on a single site, the speed of public approvals, and financing.

  • January

  • 01-11-16

    Atlanta’s Midtown Site Selected for 2016 ULI Hines Competition

    ULI has announced an area in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood as the study site in the 14th annual ULI Hines Student Competition. The ideas competition provides teams the opportunity to devise a design and development program for parts of a large-scale site.

  • December

  • 12-21-15

    In Print: (Re)Building Downtown: A Guidebook for Revitalization

    When Alex Morrison, executive director of the Urban Development Authority for Macon-Bibb County, Georgia, started on a comprehensive plan for downtown revitalization, “we knew we wanted walkability and housing,” he said. “But the how and where [were] driven by the public process.” His emphasis on community engagement drove home a point in a new guidebook, (Re)Building Downtown: A Guidebook for Revitalization, from Smart Growth America.