Helping Pollinators Thrive in a Greener Urban Ecosystem Published on August 27, 2018 in Sustainability Many vibrant urban green spaces, particularly plants with flower or fruit, can't survive without pollinators. The Best Bees Company, based in Boston, is looking to help property owners find space to help create sustainable ecosystems for green roofs, street trees, and other urban greenery.
Recruitment of Nontraditional Candidates Can Boost Industry Diversity Published on May 21, 2018 in Inside ULI Panelists at the ULI Washington Trends Conference in April said having a more diverse staff benefits the bottom line and addressed some of the ways they are trying to attract talent to the industry. “If everyone around the table looks the same, it’s hard to get outside of that box,” said Jodie McLean, chief executive officer of EDENS and a ULI trustee.
Incorporating Live-Performance Spaces into Existing and New Developments Published on May 14, 2018 in Market Trends Business improvement districts and other stakeholders are leveraging live music performances and other activities as a draw—both to prospective commercial tenants and to residents and visitors. Participants at a recent ULI Washington panel discussed both best practices and complicating factors when adding live-performance spaces to a neighborhood.
Building the Case for Tall Wood Buildings Published on December 12, 2016 in Sustainability Taller buildings constructed mainly of wood are an inexpensive, attractive, and environmentally friendly option, but current building codes in the United States make them hard to build, said panelists at a U.S. National Building Museum event.
Survey Shows Millennials Are Optimistic about Housing and Staying in Washington, D.C.—for Now Published on November 05, 2015 in Market Trends While some analysts had worried that as millennials grew older they would settle down and raise their families outside of D.C., there seems to be little evidence of that happening yet, according to a new survey, conducted by Qualtrix on behalf of ULI Washington. Many millennials plan to stay inside the Beltway and are not necessarily worried about schools and day care because they are putting off having children, the survey shows.