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Announcing the Winners of Urban Land‘s 40 Under 40 Competition

Urban Land magazine has announced the winners of its 40 Under 40 competition, which recognizes the best and brightest young land use professionals from around the globe.

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Riverside, California Pushes the Value of Redevelopment Agencies

California cities are fighting back against state efforts to balance a $26 billion budget shortfall in part by eliminating redevelopment agencies. Cities are filing suit against the state, the governor, and legislators for forcing them to pay what some term a high ransom to preserve their redevelopment agencies. Read what the mayor of Riverside says redevelopment efforts contributed to his city.

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China: Is This Time Different?

China’s real estate sector has a long track record of defying its naysayers. Land and property values have time and again faced down a raft of apocalyptic predictions as they broke one record after another. Pricing may have wobbled at times as credit dried up and speculators ran for the hills, only for sentiment to quickly reverse and lift the market to new highs. But is this time different?

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Does Retail Have a Pulse?

How are retailers doing in the wake of the ongoing economic downturn? According to a panel of national large-format retailers convened during ULI’s 2011 Fall Meeting in Los Angeles, they’re doing better than some might expect—thanks to smaller and more efficient footprints, growing use of social media to reach their clientele, sophisticated branding, and a focus on customer service.

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Recent Articles

  • Sustainability Remains Strong in the Golden State

    October 12, 2011

    From skyscrapers to landscapers, from multifamily developments to retail emporiums, increased awareness of lower operating costs, added health benefits, and the competitive value of sustainability is driving increased demand for sustainable design in California. Read about some of the projects emphasizing sustainable design, and what professionals see as the future of the practice in the state.

  • EMEA Awards Recognize Four Projects for Excellence

    September 29, 2011

    Projects from Munich, Milan, and Milton Keynes, U.K., have been selected as winners in the ULI Awards for Excellence: Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) competition. Read why each of these projects was selected for the award, and why a fourth project from Saudi Arabia was singled out for special commendation by the jury.

  • Building for Boomers: Guide to Design and Construction

    September 8, 2011

    Judy Schriener and Mike KephardtMcGraw-Hill Construction2 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10121; .2010. 304 pages. $59.95, hardcover. Billed as…

  • Proactive in Print – Dry Run: Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis

    Jerry YudelsonNew Society PublishersP.O. Box 189, Gabriola Island, BC VOR 1X0, Canada; .2010. 304 pages. $24.95, paperback. The “next”…

  • Building for Boomers: Guide to Design and Construction

    April 29, 2011

    Judy Schriener and Mike KephardtMcGraw-Hill Construction2 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10121; 304 pages. $59.95, hardcover. Billed as a…

  • What Do Private Equity Investors Want (Besides Outrageous Returns)?

    March 24, 2011

    A “fair” deal would help. According to a survey of institutional investors in private real estate funds by Preqin and…

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