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Posts Tagged ‘Urban land Institute’

Infrastructure 2014: Shaping the Competitive City

Monday, April 14th, 2014
Infrastructure 2014

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE
HOW DO REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS AND INVESTORS—who could pursue opportunities regionally, nationally, or internationally—think about infrastructure? How do city leaders use infrastructure investments to position their cities for real estate investment and economic development? What role does infrastructure play relative to other economic development strategies? And are public and private perceptions and priorities aligned—or do they diverge, and in what ways? These were the central questions for Infrastructure 2014: Shaping the Competitive City, the eighth in an annual series of reports examining infrastructure trends and issues by ULI and EY.

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ULI Case Study: Riverfront Park, Denver

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Riverfront Park at night, with Park Place Lofts on the right, the Glass House on the left, and Commons Park in the foreground. The park offers a highly attractive amenity directly adjacent to the project.

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE
Riverfront Park is the result of a 25-year collaborationto create a viable and vibrant urbanresidential community in downtown Denver. Builtunder a form-based zoning code, the developmentencompasses 1,859 privately developed,for-sale, for-rent, and affordable homes, withbuildings first opening in 2001 and with constructionstill underway in 2014. The neighborhood fits within the city’s grid and is connectedto surrounding areas by four pedestrian bridgesthat cross railroad tracks, an interstate highway,and a river, each funded through a combinationof public and private investment. Built on abrownfield and former rail yard, the project wasan early model of sustainability. Today, residentscan play, wander, skate, swim, and walk their dogs along dedicated nonvehicular pathways orin four different parks built by the state, the city,the developer, donors, and residents.

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2013 Urban Open Space Awards

Friday, November 22nd, 2013
2013 Urban Open Space Awards

Urban Land Institute
2013 Urban Open Space Finalists
-Urban Land Institute on YouTube

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Intersections: Health and the Built Environment

Friday, November 15th, 2013
Children play soccer on a field adjacent to the Via Verde housing complex in the South Bronx, New York (Jonathan Rose Companies)

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE
Intersections: Health and the Built Environment explores the relationship between how healthy we are and the way our buildings and communities function. We can build our way to better health, it proposes, by changing our approach to cities, communities, and places. As real estate leaders and stewards of the built environment, we can do more to improve lives and foster healthy outcomes. And along the way, we can create places of enduring value.

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After Hurricane Sandy: Strategies for Long-Term Resilience

Monday, October 14th, 2013
New York City: SEA LEVEL RISE AND COASTAL FLOODING IMPACTS

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE
Hurricane Sandy was the worst natural disaster ever to hit the New York−New Jersey region. When it landed on October 29, 2012, the region was unprepared for its impact despite years of reports and warnings that an event like Sandy was a probability in the near future. Climate experts are now saying that although many aspects of Sandy were unique, the region will likely experience events of its magnitude with increasing frequency in the decades ahead…In short, climate change is here to stay, though how severe it may become depends on our ability as humans to mitigate its causes and to create resilient communities that can absorb its impact and continue to thrive and grow. Most urban regions around the world are especially vulnerable to these changes. That vulnerability makes the need for evaluating and implementing longer-term strategies for resilience and preparedness in those regions critical today. This need is all the more true given their growing economic, social, and environmental value as the world becomes more urbanized.

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America in 2013: A ULI Survey of Views on Housing, Transportation, and Community

Monday, June 10th, 2013
America in 2013

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE America in 2013 Will the changing face of America be a catalyst for a changing landscape as well? America is a diverse nation and our story is ever evolving. How we feel and what we value about the communities we live in is changing, too. The Urban Land Institute’s Infrastructure Initiative and […]

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Infrastructure 2013: Global Priorities, Global Insights

Thursday, May 30th, 2013
Infrastructure 2013: Global Priorities, Global Insights

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE
In 2013, the slowly recovering global economy influences widely differing approaches to setting infrastructure agendas, as nations work to gain competitive footholds amid ongoing financial distress, political unease, and the challenges of climate change.

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Shifting Suburbs: Reinventing Infrastructure for Compact Development

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE
America’s metropolitan areas have always been the scenes of dynamic change. In the great metropolitan dance, suburbs and central cities have each played starring roles in their turn, learning from each other, sharing missteps, collaborating, and competing.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Patrick L. Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, Urban Land Institute

Monday, June 11th, 2012
Patrick Phillips, CEO, Urban Land Institute

Patrick L. Phillips is the Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Established in 1936, ULI is a global non-profit research and education organization with nearly 35,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and […]

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Infrastructure 2012: Spotlight on Leadership

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

THE URBAN LAND INSTITUTE
Aggressive government belt-tightening and financial market deleveraging restrain worldwide infrastructure investments for 2012 and probably the next five years. The need to invest the dollars that are available on projects that have the greatest effect on economic productivity, real estate demand, and global competitive position has never been more urgent. However, financial austerity and political fractures can stand in the way of better infrastructure decision making.

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