One Environment: Infrastructure Strategies Bringing Nature Back to Cities
Nature and water are often “hidden” in certain parts of cities, within confined structures or swamp ecosystems. The March ULI InfraXchange featured Michael Van Valkenburg Associate-led project Waterloo Greenway Waller Creek in Austin, Henning Larsen’s project with Jurong Lakeside Garden in Singapore, and ULI Philadelphia’s North Broad Renaissance Initiative, a ULI Curtis Infrastructure TAP project.Read More
Leveraging Federal Funds to Reduce Car-Dependence in North Carolina’s Growing CitiesMarch 16, 2023
City planners across North Carolina’s rural, suburban, and urban environments assert that a vibrant walkable downtown is their goal. They’re aiming to put that value into practice using a broad range of transportation options with help from the funding in the 2022 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Highway Removals: Communities Reunite, Breaking Down Barriers, and Righting Wrongs of the PastOctober 24, 2022
For decades, highways nationwide were built to connect roads and cities but often came with the added consequence of cutting off the already disenfranchised.
Historic Transportation Infrastructure Investment Is Coming to the U.S.July 15, 2022
What ULI members need to know to ensure that revenues support equitable decarbonization of the built environment.
Coordinated Commuter Rail Would Support Equitable Regional Growth in Washington, D.C., Panelists SayApril 21, 2022
A coordinated regional commuter rail system envisioned for the national capital region could unlock opportunities and increase equity for residents and neighborhoods, panelists asserted during a session Thursday at the 2022 ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego.
Tapping Federal Funds to Bring Equitable Infrastructure to St. Paul’s Rondo NeighborhoodFebruary 24, 2022
At ULI’s Restorative Development: Infrastructure and Land Use Exchange forum in February, representatives of ReConnect Rondo shared their efforts to create a renewed neighborhood over Interstate 94 in Minnesota.
In Audio: Not Just Wires, Pipes, and RoadsJanuary 24, 2022
Michael Spotts, a senior visiting research fellow at ULI’s Terwiliger Center for Housing and head of Neighborhood Fundamentals, recently appeared on the Talking Headways podcast. Spotts chats with us about takeaways from the Shaw Symposium on Urban Community Issues, the definition of infrastructure, and the importance of taking a systems approach to important interconnected topics like transportation, education, and health care.
New ULI Framework on How Infrastructure Investment Can Yield Equitable, Sustainable, and Thriving CommunitiesJanuary 13, 2022
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.
U.S. Infrastructure Legislation Provides Generational Opportunity to Drive Equitable DevelopmentNovember 22, 2021
A recent ULI webinar provided an overview of U.S. infrastructure spending and the details of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. Then the panelists discussed projects in Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C., that demonstrate how infrastructure investment supports equitable and desirable development.
ULI Conducts Global Member Infrastructure SurveyOctober 4, 2021
A survey conducted this spring by the ULI Curtis Infrastructure Initiative found that while the Institute’s members disagree about what exactly constitutes infrastructure, there is broad agreement that infrastructure creates the framework to enable real estate development, ensure economic development and housing opportunities, and provide connections for diverse communities. Asked to cite their top priority for infrastructure investment, members most often cited the stock of affordable housing.