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  • Uncertainty and Lack of Finance Causing Extreme Caution and Holding Back Real Estate Transactions, say ULI and PwC
    Published on March 21, 2023 in Development
    Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Global Outlook 2023 sets out global real estate sector leaders’ expectations for the year ahead. Released at the MIPIM international exhibition, the report from ULI and PwC is a key indicator of sentiment in global real estate and investment and development trends across the globe.
  • UL Interview: Brian Swett, Americas East Leader of Arup
    Published on March 08, 2023 in Sustainability
    Brian Swett, a longtime member of ULI Boston and Arup's Americas East Leader, has been announced as the chair of the ULI Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability. Working with ULI staff, Swett will serve a two-year term with the Lewis Center. A former chief resilience officer for the city of Boston, Swett recently spoke to Urban Land about the opportunities he sees in the coming months.
  • Remembering ULI Key Leader Peter Bedford
    Published on January 23, 2023 in Inside ULI
    Peter Bedford of Napa, California, a ULI Trustee, Foundation Governor, Executive Committee member, and leader of the Institute and industry, passed away in early January. Since joining ULI in 1980, Bedford was active in all aspects of the Institute and was generous with his time and resources. 
  • Real Estate Market in Asia Embraces Hope Amidst Lackluster Sentiments, says ULI and PwC Report
    Published on November 28, 2022 in Capital Markets
    The 17th edition of the Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific, the regional real estate forecast jointly published by ULI and PwC, highlights a downtick in investor sentiment due to concerns over the rising cost of debt, higher inflation, and a looming global recession. A dip in regional transaction volumes is apparent, with the third-quarter deal count in the Asia Pacific falling 38 percent year-on-year to US$32.6 billion, recording the lowest third-quarter volumes for a decade in the region.
  • “Responsible Capitalism’, Climate Change, and “Space as a Service” Will Shape Real Estate for Next 20 Years, Say Europe’s Industry Leaders
    Published on November 18, 2022 in Development
    Europe’s real estate leaders have set out a long-term vision for the industry. In this scenario the most successful firms have adopted “responsible capitalism,” the user is the center of attention, the cycle of demolition and development has been broken, mixed-use is the norm and multi-disciplinary and in-house teams deliver “space as a service” across a range of sectors, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2023, the 20th annual survey of European real estate sector leaders’ expectations by ULI and PwC.
  • Five Urban Park Visionaries
    Published on October 07, 2022 in Sustainability
    Interviews were conducted in July 2022 as part of a series designed to celebrate park visionaries and share inspiring and practical insights into their perspectives, challenges, and advice. Follow the series to learn from developers, planners, and other leaders creating innovative parks. 
  • ULI Terwilliger Center Releases 2022 Housing Attainability Index
    Published on July 29, 2022 in Economy, Market & Trends
    Building on the 2020 pilot and 2021 update focused on the COVID-19 pandemic’s implications for housing, the 2022 edition of the index explores the attainability implications of shifts in housing demand and regional competitiveness due to demographic changes, pandemic-influenced employer and employee location decisions, and the high cost of both building and finding homes in the largest and most economically vibrant regions.
  • Lars Huber, CEO of Hines Europe, Appointed ULI Europe Chairman
    Published on July 06, 2022 in Economy, Market & Trends
    Lars Huber, the CEO of Hines Europe, has been appointed as ULI Europe Chairman. Huber, who succeeds Marnix Galle, Executive Chair of the Board of developer Immobel, will serve on a voluntary basis for a two-year term starting on July 1.
  • Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge Honors Innovative Companies
    Published on June 28, 2022 in Sustainability
    The Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge in June presented sustainability prizes to the “Best Buildings” in Los Angeles at its annual Innovation Awards. Hudson Pacific Properties, Barings, and CommonWealth Partners, which are both active members of ULI Los Angeles and Greenprint, were among the six projects honored.
  • ULI Names 13 Outstanding Development Projects as Winners of 2022 Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence
    Published on June 27, 2022 in Planning & Design
    Thirteen outstanding real estate development projects have been named the winners of the 2022 ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence, one of the real estate industry’s most prestigious honors. This year’s winners include five projects in Australia, four in China, and one each in Malaysia, Maldives, the Philippines, and Singapore, respectively.
  • Finalist Teams and Jury Unveiled for ULI Europe’s Hines Student Competition
    Published on May 20, 2022 in Planning & Design
    ULI and Hines, the global real estate firm, have announced details about the finalist teams and the jury for the third annual ULI Hines Student Competition – Europe. Six multidisciplinary teams have been selected from a range of applications from across Europe to participate in this prestigious student competition for integrated and multidisciplinary urban regeneration. The teams have been drawn from an eclectic mix of universities, business schools, and other education establishments to encourage diversity in the real estate sector.
  • ULI Expands Presence in Asia with Formation of ULI Vietnam Committee
    Published on May 16, 2022 in Asia Pacific
    ULI announced that it will be expanding its Asia Pacific footprint to include Vietnam. To align with its ambitions to grow its presence and membership and establish a locally led council of industry experts, the Institute has formed a ULI Vietnam committee.
  • ULI Europe Announces the 2022 New Real Estate Vanguard
    Published on May 16, 2022 in Inside ULI
    ULI has announced the 2022 New Real Estate Vanguard, made up of ten outstanding contributors to the real estate sector from across the European region. Selected by the European Young Leaders Group of the ULI and Property EU, each will be featured in the second annual Real Estate Vanguard podcast series.
  • Building Small: A Pandemic Year of Rebuilding Equitably and at Human Scale
    Published on March 15, 2022 in Development
    One year ago, Building Small: A Toolkit for Real Estate Entrepreneurs, Civic Leaders, and Great Communities was published by ULI. So with 12 months behind us, what has been the response to Building Small? “The response has been overwhelmingly positive,” says author Jim Heid.
  • Global Emerging Trends: Survey Shows Increased Short- and Long-Term Uncertainty for Real Estate
    Published on March 15, 2022 in Capital Markets
    In the context of an economic shock from the outbreak of war in Ukraine and continuing inflationary concerns, Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Global Outlook 2022 focuses on the global outlook for the real estate industry increasing pressure for finance to support the decarbonization of real estate. The industry challenges lenders and their regulators to provide debt for the retrofit of existing buildings and the scale-up of the “climate tech” needed.
  • Technology Center Becomes First U.S. Development to Achieve BREEAM’s International New Construction Certification
    Published on March 09, 2022 in Sustainability
    BREEAM, the sustainability assessment method developed by BRE Global (‘BRE’), has announced that Mountain Technology Center—MetLife Investment Management’s development featuring five state-of-the-art manufacturing warehouses in Tracy, California—is the first U.S. development to earn BREEAM International New Construction (‘INC’) certification.
  • ULI Report Encourages University of Texas at San Antonio to Reimagine Its Institute of Texan Cultures
    Published on February 17, 2022 in Planning & Design
    The University of Texas at San Antonio can create a new vision for its Institute of Texan Cultures that advances the museum’s mission, strengthens the university’s presence in the Hemisfair District, and supports the San Antonio community, according to a report released by ULI. The report is based on recommendations from a panel of land-use and resilience experts convened in June through the Institute’s virtual Advisory Services Panel offering.
  • New Research from ULI and Heitman Finds Need for Deeper Understanding of the Risks Posed by Climate Migration
    Published on February 03, 2022 in Sustainability
    A new report by ULI and Heitman, a global real estate investment management firm, indicates that environmental change is prompting the migration of people and businesses, movements that may trigger significant shifts in demand for real estate. Just as investors are being forced to recognize and price the physical risks associated with climate change—wildfires, hurricanes, excessive heat—they need to integrate climate migration risk into their underwriting models.
  • Randall Lewis Provides ULI with $10 Million Donation to Promote Sustainability in Real Estate
    Published on January 25, 2022 in Inside ULI
    Real estate executive Randall Lewis has donated $10 million to ULI, the largest single donation in the Institute’s 86-year history, to fund the organization’s efforts to make the built environment more sustainable.
  • New ULI Framework on How Infrastructure Investment Can Yield Equitable, Sustainable, and Thriving Communities
    Published on January 13, 2022 in Infrastructure
    Real estate developers and policymakers can promote equity, environmental resilience, and economic mobility by investing in forward-looking infrastructure, according to a new report from ULI. The report, Prioritizing Effective Infrastructure-Led Development, from the ULI Curtis Infrastructure Initiative, provides a comprehensive framework as the United States prepares to make its largest infrastructure investment in a generation.
  • ULI and Ferguson Partners Reveal Sustainability Landscape for Year Ahead in Second Annual Outlook
    Published on January 12, 2022 in Sustainability
    Real estate industry experts anticipate a growing acceptance of, and scope of responsibility for, the race to net zero in 2022, according to ULI Global Sustainability Outlook 2022, a new report from the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance in collaboration with Ferguson Partners.
  • Oakland, California, to Host 2022 ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition
    Published on January 04, 2022 in Planning & Design
    An area in the Old Oakland neighborhood in downtown Oakland, California, will be the study site for the 20th annual ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition.
  • Diversity Is a Priority for Majority of CRE Firms, Global Benchmark Reveals
    Published on December 20, 2021 in Inside ULI
    The first global benchmark of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) metrics for commercial real estate shows that there is a clear mandate and momentum, with 92 percent of firms adopting programs or initiatives to improve DEI in the workplace. The Global Real Estate DEI Survey is the industry’s first global collection of corporate best practices and employee demographics for commercial real estate.
  • Strengthening Public Services, Increasing Housing Supply, and Building Trust Will Improve Stability for Renters and Property Owners, ULI Report Finds
    Published on December 20, 2021 in Economy, Market & Trends
    A broad range of stakeholders representing renter households and property owners agree that proactive efforts are necessary to protect the security of renters and allow property owners/managers to viably steward and operate their properties, according to a new ULI report. Stable Residents, Stable Properties concludes that finding common ground among stakeholders in the rental market is critical to creating sound housing policy as the United States struggles to improve resident stability amid a nationwide housing shortage and the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • ULI Report Provides Wildfire, Energy, and Economic Resilience Strategies to Sonoma County
    Published on December 16, 2021 in Sustainability
    Sonoma County, California, can enhance its ability to withstand and recover from wildfires by re-envisioning its land use, energy, and housing policies through a cooperative and equity-focused framework, according to a report released today by ULI. The report is based on recommendations from a panel of land-use and resilience experts convened in April through ULI’s Virtual Advisory Services panel offering.
  • ULI Chicago Panel Recommends Changes to Revive Magnificent Mile
    Published on December 13, 2021 in Economy, Market & Trends
    ULI Chicago, with support from the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, is in the process of conducting two Technical Assistance Panels as part of the City of Chicago’s Central City recovery planning efforts. In partnership with DPD and The Magnificent Mile Association, ULI Chicago convened a multi-disciplinary panel of real estate development experts to develop recommendations for redevelopment in the City of Chicago’s downtown.
  • ULI Report Advises Ada County, Idaho, to Embrace Multiple Uses for Expo Idaho Site
    Published on December 13, 2021 in Development
    Ada County, Idaho, can revitalize the 247-acre (100 ha) historic Expo Idaho site by preserving and expanding unique natural resources, celebrating the area’s agricultural heritage, and embracing complementary uses for the space, according to a report released by ULI. The report is based on recommendations from a panel of land use and resilience experts convened in June through the Institute’s Virtual Advisory Services Panel offering.
  • Leading Members Launch ULI Chair’s Fund through $17 Million in Inaugural Contributions
    Published on December 06, 2021 in Inside ULI
    Three longtime ULI leaders have joined up to donate a total of $17 million to launch the ULI Chair's Fund. Douglas D. Abbey, James D. Klingbeil, and Thomas W. Toomey have created the unrestricted fund to give the Institute the flexibility to respond quickly to new opportunities as it delivers on its mission of shaping the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide.
  • Asia Pacific Driven by Swift Recovery from Pandemic Shocks, According to ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast
    Published on December 03, 2021 in Asia Pacific
    Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan are expected to recover swiftly from pandemic shocks over the next three years, according to ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast for the Asia Pacific region covering 2021 to 2023.
  • STR: U.S. Hotel Occupancy Rates at All-Time High for Thanksgiving Week
    Published on December 03, 2021 in
    U.S. hotel performance came in higher than any other Thanksgiving week on record, according to STR’s data through November 27. Among the top 25 markets, Dallas saw the largest occupancy increase over 2019.
  • Upbeat Sentiment and Undeployed Capital Prop Up Recovery in Asia Pacific Region, Says Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Report
    Published on November 24, 2021 in Capital Markets
    The growing glut of undeployed capital is expected to provide a lifeline to the strong revival of the Asia Pacific region’s real estate markets, according to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2022 report, with Tokyo overtaking Singapore as the top-ranked investment prospect.
  • ULI Envisions Coastal Resilience as Foundation for Philadelphia’s Next New Neighborhood
    Published on November 17, 2021 in Inside ULI
    The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation of Philadelphia can create a new neighborhood along the southern reach of the Central Delaware River by leveraging the reuse of old industrial piers as resilient, ecological infrastructure in order to anticipate the risks associated with sea-level rise, according to a new report released by ULI.
  • ULI Climate Effort Gets a Boost from Former Global Chair Lynn Thurber’s $500,000 Donation
    Published on November 04, 2021 in Inside ULI
    Lynn Thurber, the chairman of JLL Income Property Trust and former ULI Global Chair, has donated $500,000 to support the efforts of the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance’s Net Zero Imperative, a multiyear initiative to accelerate decarbonization in the built environment.
  • JP Morgan Chase Commits More Than $13 Billion to Closing Racial Wealth Gap
    Published on October 29, 2021 in Trends
    In October 2020, JPMorgan Chase announced a $30 billion Racial Equity Commitment to help close the racial wealth gap among Black, Hispanic and Latino communities. In the last year, JPMorgan Chase has deployed or committed more than $13 billion of its $30 billion goal largely driven by affordable rental housing preservation and homeownership refinance, which were existing products and processes where the firm took prompt action to do more. 
  • In Brief: WeWork Goes Public as Coworking Bounces Back
    Published on October 22, 2021 in Economy, Market & Trends
    Coworking giant WeWork began trading on the New York Stock Exchange last week, going public via a merger with special acquisition company BowX Acquisition nearly two years after a pulled initial public offering.
  • ULI Fall Meeting Tour 2021: Chicago’s Evolving Chinatown
    Published on October 13, 2021 in Development
    Fall meeting attendees toured on foot this dynamic and exciting community in Chicago that is evolving differently than any other Chinatown in America. A neighborhood rich with historic and award-winning contemporary architecture, this proud community is fighting gentrification while retaining its cultural significance.
  • In Conversation with the 2021 ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development Laureate Jonathan Rose
    Published on October 12, 2021 in Economy, Market & Trends
    Jonathan Rose, center, in conversation with Commissioner of the Chicago Department Planning and Development Maurice Cox, and Rebuild Foundation executive director Theaster Gates Jr. Rose, a long-time ULI Trustee, is founder and president of New York-based Jonathan Rose Companies, a national mission-driven real estate development, planning and investment firm. Rose Companies has long been a leader in green building practices, and enhancing the social, health and educational opportunities for residents through its Communities of Opportunity programming.
  • ULI Fall Meeting Tour 2021: Coolest Neighborhoods in the World–Chicago’s Uptown
    Published on October 12, 2021 in Fall Meeting
    Voted one of TimeOut magazine’s “Coolest 40 Neighborhoods in the World,” Uptown is a diverse community on the North Side of Chicago. ULI Fall Meeting attendees got the opportunity to tour the neighborhood, which offers spectacular lakeside views, a growing entertainment district, and a thriving food and cultural scene.
  • ULI Fall Meeting 2021 Tour: Play Ball! Wrigley Field’s Redevelopment Story
    Published on October 11, 2021 in Fall Meeting
    This morning, 2021 ULI Fall meeting attendees toured the area surrounding one of the oldest professional ballparks in the United States, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, which has been home to the Chicago Cubs baseball team for more than a century. When the Ricketts family took over Cubs ownership in 2009, it decided not only to rehabilitate the aging stadium, but also to turn a former parking lot next door into a mixed-use entertainment district bringing office, retail, and hotel uses to the area, as well as much-needed open space called Gallagher Way.
  • ULI Fall Meeting 2021 Tour: Chicago Titans
    Published on October 11, 2021 in Fall Meeting
    This morning in Chicago’s South Loop, ULI members were treated to a tour of two historic and iconic buildings that have recently undergone major redevelopment and renovation: The Willis Tower and the Old Post Office.
  • In Brief: Senior Housing Occupancy Bouncing Back
    Published on October 07, 2021 in Economy, Market & Trends
    Senior housing occupancy increased in the third quarter of 2021 to 80.1 percent according to new National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care data. A significant rebound in demand and modest increase in supply contributed to the occupancy rate increase.
  • Expanded Javits Center Includes Working Farm and Rooftop Solar
    Published on September 30, 2021 in Sustainability
    The New York Convention Center Operating Corporation announced the completion of the Javits Center’s new rooftop event space as part of its $1.5 billion expansion project on Manhattan’s West Side. The farm and event space, along with several other sustainable upgrades, builds on the success of the convention center’s robust sustainability program.
  • ULI Foundation Announces $1 Million Gift in Effort to Decarbonize Cities
    Published on September 17, 2021 in Inside ULI
    Owen Thomas, CEO of Boston Properties Inc. and former Global Chair of ULI, is donating $1 million to launch the Net Zero Imperative, which will convene Institute members to develop ideas and strategies for decarbonizing the built environment.
  • Remembering 9/11 in Urban Land
    Published on September 10, 2021 in Economy, Market & Trends
    In observance of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., Urban Land is highlighting the redevelopment of lower Manhattan. 
  • ULI Greenprint Report Finds Four Times Reduction in Carbon Emissions from Buildings During Pandemic Year
    Published on September 09, 2021 in Sustainability
    ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance’s annual report found a 12.4 percent reduction in carbon emissions in 2020 compared with an average 3.5 percent fall in previous years.  In addition, the report found that real estate owners took advantage of reduced occupancy during the pandemic to double the implementation of energy efficiency projects.
  • Swig Company Certifies Office Portfolio with WELL
    Published on September 02, 2021 in Sustainability
    The San Francisco-based Swig Company has announced that it has obtained WELL Health-Safety Ratings through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) for the majority of its U.S. portfolio of multitenant office buildings. This means the WELL rating is now a feature in almost eight million square feet of office space in New York, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area.  
  • Environmental Justice Considerations are Integral to Equity and ESG in Real Estate, New ULI Publication Says
    Published on September 02, 2021 in Sustainability
    Environmental justice is increasingly recognized as a key lens for ensuring a more equitable built environment. This is the conclusion of a new interview-based publication from ULI, Environmental Justice and Real Estate: Perspectives from Leading Community-Based and Advocacy Organizations.
  • New ULI Report Investigates Intersection of Broadband Infrastructure and Real Estate
    Published on August 27, 2021 in Economy, Market & Trends
    The real estate industry can simultaneously combat inequality and boost property values by improving broadband access, according to a new ULI report. Broadband and Real Estate: Understanding the Opportunity, from the Institute’s Curtis Infrastructure Initiative, makes clear that high-speed internet is no longer a luxury but a necessity for participating in society and the economy.
  • In Brief: Leading Voices on Climate Change
    Published on August 25, 2021 in Sustainability
    First launched in 2017, the podcast Leading Voices in Real Estate (LVRE) recently celebrated it's 100th episode. The podcast is hosted by Terra Search managing partner and founder Matt Slepin and has featured many of ULI’s leaders including ULI CEO Ed Walter. Slepin recently hosted a two-part discussion of the challenges facing the commercial real estate industry tackling climate change.
  • Hawaii High Schools Take First and Third in UrbanPlan National Championships
    Published on August 06, 2021 in Inside ULI
    Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi recognized teams from ‘Iolani School and Kalani High School for taking first and third place, respectively, in the ULI UrbanPlan National Championships. The competition was held virtually over Zoom in June with 12 student teams from across the United States participating. ‘Iolani, Kalani, and California’s Berkeley High advanced to the final round, and in a close competition, ‘Iolani won first place.
  • Finalists Announced for Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award
    Published on July 27, 2021 in Planning & Design
    The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced 16 finalists for this year’s Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards, which honor exemplary developments that ensure housing affordability for people with a range of incomes. The award recognizes efforts by the development community to increase the supply of housing affordable to households earning less than 120 percent of the area median income.
  • Finalists Selected for Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award
    Published on July 26, 2021 in Inside ULI
    Affordable and workforce housing policies and programs put in place by the governments of Alexandria, Virginia; Houston; and Minneapolis have been selected as finalists for the 2021 ULI Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award. The annual award, presented by the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing, recognizes innovative ways the public sector is addressing the nation’s affordable housing crisis.
  • ULI to Advise Vancouver on Worker-Focused Housing
    Published on June 28, 2021 in Inside ULI
    A group of renowned urban planning and real estate experts representing ULI will be making recommendations this week to the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, on creating safe, sustainable housing for workers who are engaged full time in employment or training, focusing specifically on the Downtown Eastside neighborhood of Vancouver—which is a unique challenge unto itself that has only intensified as a result of the global pandemic.
  • Interactive ULI Report Shares Best Practices to Combat Oversupply of Parking
    Published on June 28, 2021 in Sustainability
    ULI has launched a first-of-its-kind central resource cataloging innovative parking policy reforms intended to promote more efficient use of land and creation of healthier neighborhoods.
  • ULI’s Real Estate Economic Forecast for Asia Pacific Sees Strong Economic Rebound in 2021
    Published on June 07, 2021 in Capital Markets
    The Asia Pacific region’s key real estate markets are likely to witness a sustainable and resilient recovery in the next three years, bouncing back from recent weakness triggered by the spread of COVID-19, according to the inaugural ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast report for the region.
  • Introducing ULI Foundation President Janice P. Periquet
    Published on May 03, 2021 in Inside ULI
    In January, the ULI Foundation welcomed Janice P. Periquet as its new president. Periquet will manage and oversee all aspects of the Foundation’s comprehensive fundraising strategy and execution. In her most recent position, she was vice president of development at RepresentUs, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to democracy reform.
  • Focus on Long-Term Returns Essential to Unlocking Increased Investment in Social Value, ULI Report Says
    Published on March 15, 2021 in Inside ULI
    ULI has launched a new report, Zooming in on the “S” in ESG: A Road Map for Social Value in Real Estate, to guide the industry on incorporating social value into corporate strategy, business practices, and even investment theory.
  • Transparency Lagging Behind Opportunity in Europe’s Life Sciences Real Estate
    Published on March 08, 2021 in Development
    European life sciences real estate remains a maturing segment of the market, but there are compelling and immediate opportunities for development and investment, according to a new ULI research paper.
  • Environmental Justice Series: Catalyst Miami
    Published on December 10, 2020 in Sustainability
    Catalyst Miami (CM) envisions a just and equitable society in which all communities thrive. Since 1996, CM has helped thousands of Miami-Dade residents become financially secure and civically engaged through our dual service-delivery and organizing model. CM recognizes that health and wealth are part of an overall continuum—without well-being in those areas, the capacity of individuals and families to effect change through leadership, community involvement, and network participation is limited. But without leadership, involvement, and participation, Miami’s communities will be unable to address the broader structural causes of poverty and inequity.
  • Environmental Justice Series: The Greenlining Institute
    Published on December 10, 2020 in Sustainability
    The Greenlining Institute wants to build a community-centered economic system that is cooperative, regenerative, democratic, non-exploitative, and inclusive
  • Environmental Justice Series: Fifth Avenue Committee
    Published on December 10, 2020 in Sustainability
    Nonprofit comprehensive community development organization and NeighborWorks American member founded in 1978 whose mission is to advance economic and social justice by building vibrant, diverse communities where residents have genuine opportunities to achieve their goals as well as the power to shape the community’s future.
  • Environmental Justice Series: Initiative for Energy Justice
    Published on December 10, 2020 in Sustainability
    The Initiative for Energy Justice aims to: (1) contribute to a bottom-up movement of energy justice, originating in frontline communities, by arming movement and base-building organizations in the environmental, racial, and economic justice spaces with well-supported policy research and workable transactional models for operationalizing a just transition to renewable energy; and (2) provide city and state policymakers with concrete energy policy frameworks and best practice tools that foreground equity in the transition to renewable energy, drawing on the best available data collected from frontline advocates, existing energy policies, and frameworks designed by our team.
  • Highlights of the Upcoming ULI Virtual Fall Meeting
    Published on September 28, 2020 in Inside ULI
    Registration is open for the 2020 ULI Virtual Fall Meeting, being held October 13–15. An ambitious program is being offered, including tours and networking opportunities that will be facilitated online.
  • In Remembrance of Gerald D. Hines
    Published on August 31, 2020 in Inside ULI
    Gerald D. Hines, founder and chairman of the Houston-based global real estate firm Hines, passed away at home on August 23. A ULI Life Trustee and benefactor, Hines was an avid supporter of the Institute for more than 60 years.
  • Recommended Reads during COVID-19: A Curated List of News and Information of Interest to Land Use Professionals
    Published on April 20, 2020 in COVID-19: Industry Insights
    In the face of the current environment, we are committed to providing timely, practical guidance; best practices; and global insights—whether developed by ULI or curated from respected third-party sources as we have done here.
  • Addressing the Impact of COVID-19: A Roundup of Available ULI Resources
    Published on April 02, 2020 in COVID-19: Industry Insights
    Make the most of your ULI membership in these uncertain times by leveraging your Institute network and accessing the wealth of member insights available, including these online resources.
  • Stay Connected and Engaged: Upcoming and On-Demand ULI Webinars
    Published on March 31, 2020 in COVID-19: Industry Insights
    Access lessons learned and best practices from ULI members and other industry leaders around the globe. Register for upcoming ULI webinars and see what is available on demand.
  • Confronting COVID-19: Social Distancing, Buildings, and Lessons from Asia
    Published on March 16, 2020 in Economy, Market & Trends
    Communities around the world are racing to control the spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease that it causes, COVID-19. Increasingly, that means implementing aggressive social distancing measures, which can inhibit the spread of the virus and flatten the transmission curve. Given what is known about the virus so far, using building strategies to help slow the spread of the disease makes sense to help protect those who must work in an office or commercial setting and in multifamily settings.