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Economic Forecasts for Germany Remain Strong Despite Global Uncertainty

Brexit and the recent U.S. and French elections came up in many conversations at ULI Germany’s recent Urban Leader Summit in Frankfurt. Although panelists said they are concerned about the geopolitical changes afoot, the domestic German economy remains strong.

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CEO Perspective: ULI at Its Best—Advisory Services

Of all of the Institute’s many offerings, perhaps the one that best delivers an ideal combination of member value and mission advancement is our Advisory Services program.

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Sustainable Philanthropy Means Asking Others for Help, Setting Limits

A panel discussion at the 2017 ULI Spring Meeting in Seattle focused on the challenges facing industry executives interested in taking a leadership role in philanthropy while continuing to run a business. Tough choices have to be made, panelists said.

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CEO Conversations: Why Alaska Airlines Is Flying High

As part of ULI’s tradition of inviting a chief executive officer from outside the real estate industry at the ULI Spring Meeting, CEO Bradley Tilden of Alaska Airlines spoke with Bill Ferguson, chairman and CEO of Ferguson Partners.

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Recent Articles

  • Targeted Use of Sensors Help Cities Track Impact of Traffic and Weather

    May 10, 2017

    The evolution of “smart” cities is about solving specific problems more than sweeping urban transformation, panelists emphasized during the 2017 ULI Spring Meeting. Targeted programs with clear benefits are defining smart cities, not the widespread embrace of new technology, they said. In Seattle, “smart” means expanding the network of low-cost sensors, which is allowing for adaptive traffic signals and detailed weather mapping that can track microclimates and rain surges.

  • Seven Finalists Selected for the ULI 2017 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award

    May 8, 2017

    The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced the finalists for this year’s Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award, which honors exemplary developments that ensure housing affordability for people with a range of incomes. The award recognizes efforts by the development community to increase the supply of housing that is affordable to households earning less than 120 percent of the area median income.

  • Former U.S. Vice President Biden: ‘I’ve Never Been More Optimistic’

    May 4, 2017

    Former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. sounded an optimistic note in his address to ULI Spring Meeting attendees in Seattle, showing some of the populist spirit that earned him the nickname “Uncle in Chief.”

  • Journalist Kevin Brass Named 2017 Apgar Urban Land Award Winner

    ULI has selected Kevin Brass as the recipient of the 2017 ULI Apgar Urban Land award, which recognizes industry articles of practical value published in Urban Land magazine, the Institute’s flagship publication. Brass was selected for three articles published in 2016: “Before It Runs Off,” which appeared in the May/June issue; “Drawing People In,” published in the January/February issue; and “Rerouting the Trinity River,” published in the September/October issue.

  • In Washington, D.C., New Urgency for “Missing Middle” Housing Types and Price Points

    April 28, 2017

    Since 2000, Washington, D.C., has added more than 100,000 residents as a robust job market has attracted people both domestically and from abroad. The city’s population is expected to reach 1 million by 2045. The influx of new residents—most of whom are high-wage earners—has placed enormous pressure on the city’s housing market and has created new urgency around the production of so-called missing middle housing types.

  • Resilience Experts Examine Climate Issues Facing Florida’s Gulf Coast

    April 27, 2017

    ULI Tampa Bay’s Realizing Resilience report offers recommendations for St. Petersburg to be climate resilient in ways that benefit all residents of the community, regardless of income.

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