Author: Josh Cohen
Josh Cohen is a freelance reporter in the San Francisco Bay area who covers housing, homelessness, transportation, and other city issues.
Articles by Josh Cohen
- Fact-Checking Claims about 5G Wireless Technology
Published on March 29, 2021 in Economy, Market & Trends
ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: Although it could be three to five years before the promise of 5G internet can be realized in offices and multifamily spaces, the real estate industry is starting to think about what kind of impact 5G will have inside the built environment.
- With Record-Breaking Class Size, ULI/REAP 2020 Fall Academy Building Real-Life Connections in Commercial Real Estate
Published on December 21, 2020 in Inside ULI
In mid-December, Project REAP and ULI held a ceremony celebrating the 190 graduates who completed the ULI/REAP Online Academy in 2020. But this year’s graduating class is unique—not only by being the largest single cohort in the program’s 22-year history, but also by being conducted virtually from start to finish, which allowed for a broader geographic pool of participants.
- Developing San Francisco’s Waterfront in the Age of Sea-Level Rise
Published on October 01, 2020 in Sustainability
ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: The Port of San Francisco’s 20-year, multibillion-dollar vision for the waterfront is designed to be adaptable to rising sea levels far into the future.
- Developing Mixed-Income Communities to Ease Housing Attainability in New Orleans
Published on April 10, 2020 in
As in many growing U.S. cities, much of the new housing in New Orleans is on the high end.
- Incremental Improvements Hope to Ease Bay Area’s Housing Crunch
Published on January 27, 2020 in Development
In the past three years, the California Legislature has passed more than a dozen housing reforms addressing a swath of issues, including tenant protections, rent gouging, production of accessory dwelling units (ADUs), streamlined permitting for affordable and market-rate housing, new funding sources, and more. Though the pace may seem slow, there are signs of progress and hope for more in the future, panelists said at a ULI San Francisco event.
- Top Cities for Shared Self-Driving Cars
Published on July 10, 2017 in Economy, Market & Trends
New Orleans would be number-one beneficiary of shared self-driving cars, says INRIX, a data analytics company focused on traffic and the automotive industry. Albuquerque, Tucson, Portland, and Omaha round out the top five on their list of 50 cities.
- How Innovative Retailers Stay Ahead of What Customers Want
Published on April 26, 2017 in Economy, Market & Trends
A recent ULI Northwest event featured presentations and panel discussion on what it will take to bring the next generation of shoppers into retail locations. Starbucks and Nordstrom executives presented insights on how their businesses are evolving.
- Building on Success of TOD in Seattle with ST3
Published on April 03, 2017 in Development
When Sound Transit completes its third phase of expansion in 2041, Greater Seattle will be a region transformed. The $54 billion Sound Transit 3 (ST3) package, approved by voters in November, will bring a total of 116 miles (187 km) of light rail connecting 80 stations in Everett, Seattle, Tacoma, and surrounding suburbs, plus bus rapid transit and more to serve a rapidly growing population. In March, ULI Northwest hosted a panel discussion of development experts focusing on what this transit investment will mean for the region.