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Restoring Cinematic History: The Renovation of San Francisco’s New Mission Theater

The New Mission Theater began life as a small theater in 1910, later expanded by prominent local firm Reid Brothers Architects into an ornate movie palace with 2,800 seats. But the last film was shown on site in 1993, changing owners several times in the decades to follow, until it was the building was sold to Austin, Texas–based Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a national chain of dine-in movie theaters.

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As Austin Grows, Preserving a Live (and Lively) Music Scene

Amid rising venue rents, housing affordability woes, and ever-present construction cranes in Austin, local music venues—and, therefore, local musicians—fear extinction.

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A report by the data firm INRIX suggests that smaller cities such as Omaha could be the big beneficiaries of the launch of shared autonomous vehicles. (John Matychuk/Unsplash)

Top Cities for Shared Self-Driving Cars

New Orleans would be number-one beneficiary of shared self-driving cars, says INRIX, a data analytics company focused on traffic and the automotive industry. Albuquerque, Tucson, Portland, and Omaha round out the top five on their list of 50 cities.

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Counselors of Real Estate Report Identifies Top Issues Facing Industry

According to the latest survey by the Counselors of Real Estate, the most pressing issues facing the real estate industry include the need for infrastructure improvements, the mismatch of housing and jobs in cities, and the global uncertainty of political polarization. Scott Muldavin, the current chairman of CRE and a ULI full member, presented the research at a real estate journalism conference in Denver.

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Recent Articles

  • Five Places U.S. Employers Are Finding New Tech Talent

    July 5, 2017

    JLL’s latest report analyzes markets with a high concentration of in-demand, affordable tech talent and available real estate, much of which is located near research universities that can be tapped for new employees.

  • Employment and Affordability Driving Growth in the U.S. Southeast

    The Southeast region continues to generate steady gains in commercial real estate performance as positive employment momentum converges with generally limited development pipelines.

  • Embracing the Future of Cities with Intentionality and Investment

    June 29, 2017

    Speaking at a recent ULI Belgium event, ULI senior resident fellow Tom Murphy said that intentionality made the Pittsburgh transformation possible after the decades-long collapse of the U.S. steel industry.

  • U.S. Affordability Issues Increase as Household Growth Rebounds in Harvard Report

    June 22, 2017

    The latest research from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, makes a solid case that the U.S. housing market is firmly on the road to recovery. Yet the report also shines a spotlight on the problems still in play, namely insufficient supply and rising costs that are creating challenges for both renters and homebuyers.

  • ULI Member Outlook for Attracting and Retaining the Creative Class

    June 16, 2017

    Experts discuss what creative professionals look for in cities, how municipalities and developers can create environments that are likely to draw creative individuals and industries, how to address housing affordability challenges in these areas, and other trends.

  • Video: Technology’s Impact on Our Lives, Jobs, and Business

    Vivek Wadhwa, a futurist and a distinguished fellow and adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering, shared his insights on technology’s impact on our lives, jobs and business, at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Singapore, followed by an interactive discussion with Richard Price of CBRE Global Investors and ULI Global board member.

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