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Encouraging Aspiring Developers to Think Both Big and Small

Speaking at a ULI Minnesota event, Kevin Cavenaugh, owner of Portland-based Guerrilla Development, said bigger is not necessarily better, and oftentimes it is worse, in terms of the complexity and risk.

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Accelerate and Automate: Greenville’s Investment in Smart City Transportation

Urban planners and technology experts are hard at work bringing “smart city” technology—autonomous transportation, digital sensors, smart grids, and, yes, artificial intelligence—to a city near you. These were among the takeaways from a panel discussion at the 2018 ULI Carolinas Meeting in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Detroit’s Parks Turn Winter Months into Placemaking Opportunity

Thoughtful placemaking is fundamental to the success of any economically and socially viable city. Detroit’s downtown parks are both public assets and important attractions throughout each of Michigan’s four seasons.

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Alleviating San Francisco’s Housing Shortfall: ULI’s Housing the Bay Initiative

Like many areas of the United States, California is facing a housing affordability crisis in its most populous area, and the San Francisco Bay area is ground zero, with sky-high rents and housing prices. To help address the issue, ULI San Francisco created the Housing the Bay initiative in early 2017. Through research, events, and workshops, the initiative aims to explore the underlying causes of the Bay Area’s high housing costs and inadequate housing supply and propose solutions. As a culmination of all this work, the Housing the Bay Summit will be held on March 23, 2018.

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Recent Articles

  • Adapting to the Changing Expectations of Modern Hotel Users

    February 28, 2018

    To meet the evolving expectations of today’s travelers, new hotels are being infused with active, social spaces that encourage interaction between guests, offer unique experiences with local flavor, and provide healthy lifestyle amenities, said experts speaking at a ULI San Diego/Tijuana event.

  • The $3 Billion Project Transforming Downtown Tampa

    With roughly 58,000 people moving to the city of Tampa in 2016 alone, the region stands out as an example of accelerating U.S. growth. Water Street Tampa will give an urban facelift to Tampa’s skyline and double the downtown area in size.

  • Driving Hard to Secure Last-Mile Logistics

    February 5, 2018

    With e-commerce players remaking the retail sector, industrial real estate developers are hustling to provide the infrastructure needed to get packages to doorsteps in hours instead of days.

  • Mixing a Boutique Hotel and Rentals in Nashville’s Midtown

    February 2, 2018

    Imagine arriving home after a long day at the office and calling room service to have a chef-prepared meal delivered to your door. For residents of Nashville’s new, innovatively designed Aertson Midtown building, that is not wishful thinking. They simply place an order with the signature restaurant of the Kimpton hotel that shares their apartment building.

  • In Brief: CBRE Foresees Continued U.S. Office Market Expansion in 2018

    January 29, 2018

    Improved U.S. office market fundamentals should continue, downtown markets will receive a disproportionate amount of new supply, the tech sector likely will remain a primary demand driver, and occupiers will pursue space efficiency and agility this year, according to a CBRE report.

  • Costs, Resistance to Denser Development Holding Markets Like San Diego Back

    January 22, 2018

    In many ways, San Diego illustrates the challenges facing many attractive U.S. cities, including the demand for affordable housing, struggling retail, and the need for more senior housing. At the top of the list is a strong community wariness of any new development, which has made it difficult to build meaningful mixed-use projects, said speakers during a January panel discussion organized by ULI San Diego–Tijuana.

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