Author: Rachel Kaufman

Articles by Rachel Kaufman

  • 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.
  • Envisioning Walkable, Denser Suburbs with Reduced Parking Needs
    Published on April 20, 2018 in Development
    A panel of experts at a ULI Washington event said that thriving suburbs will continue to become more walkable and dense where appropriate, with fewer big-box stores surrounded by parking lots.
  • 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.