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  • 10-19-17

    Five Steps toward Implementing Creative Placemaking

    With the community as an ally, developers can leverage the benefits of art, culture, and design.

  • 10-16-17

    Video: Building the Future with ULI Los Angeles Chair Clare DeBriere

    Clare DeBriere is former chief operating officer and executive vice president of The Ratkovich Company. In 2017, she founded neighborhood development firm C+C Ventures and is the current chair of ULI Los Angeles. In this video, DeBriere talks about what she loves about the energy and creativity that’s found in Los Angeles, and how ULI brings together the best practitioners in every field of land use.

  • 10-16-17

    In Brief: Framing Lumber Prices Already Up 20 Percent Year-over-Year

    Framing lumber prices could be approaching the highs of the housing bubble by next spring, according to data from the National Association of Home Builders. Random Lengths prices are up 22 percent from a year ago, and CME futures are up about 19 percent year-over-year.

  • 10-16-17

    Wilshire Grand: L.A.’s Transformative Tower

    The Wilshire Grand Center, which officially opened in June, soars 73 stories, making it, at 1,099 feet (335 m), the tallest building west of Chicago. The tower’s curvilinear silhouette and crown have dramatically altered the city skyline.

  • 10-16-17

    Untying the Traffic Knot

    State-of-the-art land use decisions—and new technologies—could help keep people and commerce moving.

  • 10-13-17

    Industrial Continues to Shine as ULI Forecast Calls for Slower Growth

    The latest ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast is predicting more positive momentum ahead for both the economy and the commercial real estate industry through 2019. That being said, the pace of growth is slowing and the survey of 48 economists and analysts clearly reveals some lowering of expectations.

  • 10-11-17

    ULI Partners on “10-Minute Walk” Campaign for Urban Parks

    ULI has joined with 127 U.S. mayors, along with the Trust for Public Land and the National Recreation and Park Association in launching a historic “10-minute walk” parks advocacy campaign, establishing the ambitious goal that all Americans should live within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of a high-quality park or green space. This bipartisan group includes mayors from all across the country and represents cities large and small, including America’s four largest cities.

  • 10-09-17

    Video: Building the Future with Wayne Ratkovich

    A native of Los Angeles, Wayne Ratkovich, a ULI Life Trustee and Americas Executive Committee in addition to being founder and CEO of The Ratkovich Company, talks about the importance of ULI in his career.

  • 10-09-17

    Vision for USC Village in Los Angeles More Than a Decade in the Making

    Eleven years after a ULI panel examined the potential development of 15 acres (6 ha) controlled by the University of Southern California in south central Los Angeles, USC Village is a reality. The $700 million project, which opened in August, is a mix of housing for 2,500 students, classrooms, a dining hall, and a community-focused retail complex.

  • 10-09-17

    In Brief: Multifamily Rents’ Growth Outside of Big U.S. Cities

    National rents have barely moved through the entire peak rental season and into September, according to data from Yardi Matrix, marking the longest period of stagnation in recent history—four consecutive months. Coming in at $1,354 for the month of September, the average rent is only 2.2 percent higher than this time last year.