Recommended Reads during COVID-19: A Curated List of News and Information of Interest to Land Use ProfessionalsIn 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. Read More
- 2020-06-23 14:43:17 Recently, ULI Europe conducted a webinar to discuss how city resilience should be redefined around the world in light of the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to the rising tides threatening coastal cities, touching on research that ULI is contributing to on how five cities around the world are preparing for sea rise and other climate change impacts.
- 2020-06-22 11:49:08 While the various segments of the Greater Boston commercial real estate industry grapple with how to return to operations safely as the global pandemic persists, the region’s life science sector continues to thrive. Acquisition, development, and leasing of laboratory properties remain robust in Boston and Cambridge as well as in the submarkets, according to a panel of life science property owners recently assembled for a ULI Boston webinar.
- 2020-06-15 14:21:18 The Salt Lake City area experienced a magnitude 5.7 earthquake in March just days after national and state public emergencies were declared in response to the coronavirus pandemic; Los Angeles also experienced a similar-sized earthquake in June. To help municipalities in the Salt Lake City region create a more resilient and equitable disaster response to this and future earthquakes, ULI Utah—with the support of the Institute’s Urban Resilience Program—brought in local and national experts for a webinar on how Utah and other seismically vulnerable places can start preparing today for the “Big One” that could arrive any day.
- 2020-06-15 12:45:34 COVID-19 has hit many communities hard, often in disproportionate ways. Individuals and families who live in public and affordable housing are generally more at risk for contracting and dying from this disease due to previously inequitable social determinants of health conditions; they are also being affected economically. In Austin and Atlanta, ULI members are working to support these residents and help protect them from impacts of the pandemic and elsewhere.
- 2020-06-12 11:12:17 More than 70 cities worldwide have pledged carbon neutrality by 2050, with a wide range of policies addressing energy use and emissions in buildings are under consideration. Even as COVID-19 upends daily life and business, communities including Columbus, Ohio, and St. Louis, are passing new climate policies.
- 2020-06-09 15:19:52 A new update from ULI to the Reshaping Retail report, which was published earlier this year prior to the coronavirus pandemic taking hold across Europe, forecasts that the impact of COVID-19 will accelerate the restructuring of the retail property sector, particularly in the United Kingdom. The need for stable cash flows has been identified as the main overall trigger point needed to spur the investment market.
- 2020-06-09 15:14:10 When the SARS epidemic surfaced in China in 2003, the impact on domestic real estate was severe but fairly short-lived, with rents and prices rebounding quickly once the outbreak had peaked. The fallout from COVID-19, however, promises to be more profound, as shrinking global demand for Chinese products turns the screw on firms that have only recently restarted operations, said industry experts working in the region.
- 2020-06-08 12:11:17 Kenneth Rhee, executive director of ULI China Mainland, spoke with ULI leader Vincent Lo, chairman of Shui On Land, about his thoughts on the near-term impact of COVID-19 on China’s real estate market and how the urban environment and real estate industry will change.