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“There Is Never Not a Story”: Peggy Noonan Reflects on the Trump Administration, One Year In

Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan shared her take on Trump’s first year in office during a speech to the ULI global governing trustees, who were in Washington, D.C., for the Midwinter Trustees Meeting at the Institute’s global headquarters. As Noonan put it on the same day Congress voted to end a three-day government shutdown, triggered by an impasse over the federal budget: “However you feel about him, you have to say, ‘Whoa, this has been an interesting year.’”

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Five Priorities Identified to Catalyze Development on Boston’s Proposed North-South Rail Link

A ULI panel of real estate and land use professionals convened in Boston last fall has identified key priorities to guide future real estate development that could be catalyzed by a proposed underground rail line linking two major transit hubs—North Station and South Station—and unifying two currently separate commuter rail systems.

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CEO Perspective: Enhancing the Member Experience

Lisette van Doorn, Chief Executive Officer of ULI Europe, shares some of the ongoing effort to enhance the benefits for our members and make ULI more relevant on a local level across Europe.

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ULI Europe’s Affordable Housing Game

The Affordable Housing Game—a new initiative from ULI Europe and the city gaming company Play the City—brings ULI members and partners together to develop innovative and collaborative approaches to increase a city’s supply of affordable housing.

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Recent Articles

  • UL Interview: Tom Toomey and Michael Spies

    January 23, 2018

    The Institute’s global chairman and a trustee who helped ULI’s development in Europe discuss how the organization has affected their careers—and how to enhance the tools available to members.

  • Europe Issue of Urban Land Is Available for Download

    January 22, 2018

    The special print issue was distributed to ULI members in Europe, but it is available for all to download through the Urban Land app. The cover package for this issue is titled “Europe: What will investors look for next?”

  • Toronto Selected as Host City for 2018 ULI Hines Student Competition

    January 17, 2018

    An area along the eastern side of the Don River in Toronto has been selected as the study site for the 16th annual ULI Hines Student Competition.

  • Hines Gift to ULI Will Support WLI Grants

    January 16, 2018

    ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) has received a $90,000 gift from Hines, the global real estate organization, to support the creation of the WLI Hines Innovation Grants, with the goal of helping raise the visibility and number of women in leadership roles in the real estate industry and within ULI’s membership.

  • Reinvent, Create, Thrive: Detroit to Host 2018 ULI Spring Meeting

    January 11, 2018

    ULI will hold its 2018 Spring Meeting May 1–3 at the Cobo Center in Detroit. A major focus for this year’s gathering will be the reinvention of urban areas into thriving places that are drawing talented workers and becoming magnets for investment.

  • Envisioning More Compact, Vibrant Cities for Ireland

    January 8, 2018

    Dublin and other cities in Ireland should embrace density to help combat the country’s housing challenges, according to a panel at the ULI Ireland Conference, held in Dublin. Marian Finnegan, chief economist at Cushman and Wakefield, said the country’s growing workforce is driving a huge need for accommodation that is not being met. Ireland should be building 38,000 housing units every year to keep up with demand, Finnegan said, but fewer than 15,000 units were built in 2016.

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