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The Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the institute has more than 38,000 members worldwide representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.

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Yes In My Backyard: New Urban Land Institute Report Outlines How States and Cities...

State governments, in partnership with cities and other local jurisdictions, can and should do more to promote housing development and choice through smarter local land use policies and incentives, according to a new Urban Land Institute (ULI) report, Yes in My Backyard.
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Washington, D.C.’s Department of Housing and Community Development Selected as Winner of the Urban...

Washington, D.C.’s Department of Housing and Community Development has been selected by the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing as the winner of the 2017 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award, which is an annual recognition of the innovative ways the public sector is addressing the country’s affordable housing crisis.
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Housing Developments in Newark, Boston, and Austin Selected as Winners of The Urban Land...

Newark’s Hahne & Co. Building, Boston’s Mosaic on the Riverway, and Austin’s Wildflower Terrace have been selected by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing as the winners of the 2017 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award. The annual award, which honors developments that ensure housing affordability for people in a broad range of incomes, is provided to developments in which all or a portion of the units are affordable to households earning up to 120 percent of the area median income (AMI).
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Leading the Future of Global Urban Development: The Urban Land Institute Welcomes Twenty-Three Renowned...

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, today delivered the following opening remarks during a full committee hearing entitled: “Principles of Housing Finance Reform.”
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Providing Leadership in Creating Thriving Communities Worldwide: Thomas W. Toomey is the New Global...

Thomas W. Toomey, Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director of UDR, Inc., a $16 billion multifamily real estate investment trust (REIT) based in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, has been named the new Global Chairman of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). ULI is a global, multidisciplinary real estate organization whose work is driven by 40,000-plus members dedicated to responsible land use and building thriving, sustainable communities. Mr. Toomey, a longtime ULI member, ULI Trustee and ULI Foundation Governor, will serve a two-year term that ends June 30, 2019.
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The World’s Top Real Estate Leaders to Gather in Los Angeles for the Urban...

Nearly 7,000 of the world’s foremost leaders in the real estate and land use industry will convene at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2017 Fall Meeting, set for October 23-26 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary, member-driven real estate organization dedicated to responsible land use and building thriving, sustainable communities.
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Urban Land Institute to Partner with 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller...

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced a partnership with100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation(100RC), becoming a part of their Platform of Partners. In this capacity, ULI will be offering expertise on building for resilience to a select group of 100RC cities, as they design and implement their comprehensive Resilience Strategies
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Ralph Boyd Is Named Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Land Institute’s Americas Region

Ralph Boyd, Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross’s Massachusetts region, has been named CEO for the Americas region of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global, multidisciplinary, member-driven real estate organization dedicated to responsible land use and building thriving, sustainable communities.
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Statement from Urban Land Institute Global Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips Reaffirming the...

The following is a statement from Urban Land Institute Global Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips reaffirming the Institute’s ongoing commitment to sustainable development as a component of thriving communities
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Making A Lasting Difference: Twenty-Five Extraordinary Developments From Around the World Are Finalists for...

Twenty-five extraordinary developments from around the world have been selected as finalists for the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2017 Global Awards for Excellence, which is widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious award programs. This year’s finalists include three located in Asia, two in Europe, and 20 in North America.
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Billy Grayson Named Executive Director of the ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance

Billy Grayson, an expert in sustainability program development for companies and organizations, has been selected by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to serve as the executive director of its Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary, member-driven real estate organization dedicated to responsible land use and building thriving, sustainable communities. Grayson joined the Institute’s staff on May 30.

ULI Report, Harvesting the Value of Water, Explores Creative Use of Green Infrastructure in...

The growing involvement of the real estate industry in helping municipalities manage stormwater runoff with systems using natural resources is explored in a new Urban Land Institute (ULI) publication, Harvesting the Value of Water: Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Real Estate.
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Affordable and Workforce Housing Policies, Initiatives in Washington, D.C, Boston, Denver and New York...

Affordable and workforce housing policies and initiatives put in place by the governments of Washington, D.C.; Boston; Denver; and New York City have been selected as finalists for the 2017 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award.
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Real Estate Economists Predict Moderate Growth for the Economy and Commercial Real Estate Industry...

The U.S. economy and commercial real estate industry are, in general, expected to experience moderate growth through much of 2019, according to a new three-year economic forecast from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate.
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Immigrants’ Strong Desire for Homeownership Will Shape U.S. Housing Markets, Says New ULI Report,...

The housing and neighborhood location choices of immigrants will have a significant impact on urban growth in the U.S. for decades to come, particularly as more foreign-born residents seek to own homes in suburban communities, according to new research from the Urban Land Institute’s Terwilliger Center for Housing. Homebuilders and developers who can deliver the housing options immigrants want and need stand to benefit in the years to come.
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Urban Land Institute Joins Coalition of Urban Development and Public Health Organizations to Pledge...

The Urban Land Institute has joined a coalition of organizations representing 450,000 professionals involved in industries related to community building, public health and parks creation to pledge support for the advancement of healthier, more walkable and more equitable communities.
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Rose Center to Advise Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss on Using Development Incentives to...

The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss to explore new and innovative ways the city can best utilize public land and finance incentives to support the community’s vision of vibrant neighborhoods with high-quality parks, a riverfront recreation trail, more mobility and housing options and economic opportunity for people from all walks of life.
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Rose Center for Public Leadership Joins Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser on St. Elizabeth’s...

The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bower to advise the District of Columbia on how it can ensure that redevelopment of the St. Elizabeths East Campus will be a positive asset and provide strong benefits for the residents of the adjacent Congress Heights community.

Teams from Carnegie Mellon, Université Laval, University of Maryland, and University of Texas at...

Teams from Carnegie Mellon University, Université Laval in Quebec, the University of Maryland, and the University of Texas at Austin have been selected as the four finalists for the 15th annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Student Competition, an ideas competition that provides students the opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development scheme for an actual, large-scale site in an urban area. The four teams are advancing to the final round of the competition in April, where they will compete for a $50,000 first place prize.

ULI Greenprint Center and Measurabl Collaborate to Drive Sustainable Building Performance

A collaborative effort announced today between the Urban Land Institute Greenprint Center for Building Performance (Greenprint) and Measurabl will improve sustainability and building performance tracking for more than 20,000 commercial buildings covering 3.7 billion square feet around the globe. These properties constitute the collective portfolio of Greenprint members and Measurabl subscribers, who together represent the world’s largest database of sustainability-focused commercial real estate owners and investors

Rose Center for Public Leadership Working with Mayor Liccardo on North San José

The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with San José Mayor Sam Liccardo to advise the City on innovative strategies for transforming the North San José area into a vibrant, urban, mixed-use employment district

New Drivers for Real Estate Financing, Design and Development is Focus of ULI’s 2017...

A broad range of factors shaping urban design and development, including corporate relocations, technology advancements, demographic shifts, new economic drivers, and social equity issues, will be discussed at the Urban Land Institute’s 2017 Spring Meeting May 2-4 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

A New Podcast Launched by ULI

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has launched a new podcast series, Leading Voices with ULI, which offers personal leadership stories from some of the most innovative professionals in the real estate and land use industries.

Energized by Changes in Demographics and Consumer Demand, U.S. Suburbs are Positioned to Thrive...

Suburban housing markets across the United States are evolving rapidly and overall remain well-positioned to maintain their relevance in the years ahead as the places where most Americans live and work, even as many urban cores and downtown neighborhoods continue to attract new residents and businesses, according to a new publication from the Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Making a Difference Locally and Globally: ULI’s Latest Annual Report Documents Accomplishments in Creating...

The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) global efforts to create communities that are sustainable, prosperous and livable are documented in the Institute’s latest annual report, which includes accomplishments during fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016).

New ULI Publication Explores How Access to Healthy Food Creates Real Estate Value and...

Access to healthy food, community farms, chef-driven restaurants, and innovative food retail concepts is increasingly being incorporated into real estate developments as an amenity that adds appeal and value, according to a new publication from the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Cultivating Development: Trends and Opportunities at the Intersection of Food and Real Estate.
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ULI Receives Grant Totaling $1.5 Million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Support...

The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and creating thriving communities, has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support the institute’s Building Healthy Places initiative. Through the initiative, ULI is leveraging the power of ULI’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities
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Building Healthy Corridors: A New ULI Publication Shows How to Transform Commercial Strips into...

The challenging but rewarding process of transforming drab, lifeless, auto-dependent commercial corridors into vibrant, walkable, healthy hubs is explored in Building Healthy Corridors: Transforming Urban and Suburban Arterials into Thriving Places, a new publication from the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
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ULI to Advise City of El Paso on Strategies for Developing a Resilient Active...

A group of renowned land use and urban planning experts has been convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to make recommendations to the City of El Paso on developing resilient land use strategies for the proposed regional Active Transportation System (ATS). The panel, which includes experts representing all aspects of urban design and urban development, is being sponsored by the City of El Paso’s Office of Resilience & Sustainability
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Mayors of Anchorage, Grand Rapids, San José and Washington Selected as 2017 Class of...

The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) today announced that mayors from four cities — Anchorage, Alaska; Grand Rapids, Michigan; San José, California and Washington, D.C. — have been selected as the 2017 class of Daniel Rose Fellows by the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use.

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Department of Energy Awards Grants to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) applauded the Department of Energy’s (DOE) announcement that the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will receive grants to develop new cybersecurity technologies and tools and strengthen grid resilience.

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Housing Production Holds Steady in August

Nationwide housing starts fell 0.8 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.18 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Single-family production rose 1.6 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 851,000 after a downwardly revised July reading. Year-to-date, single-family starts are 8.9 percent above their level over the same period last year.