Monthly Archives: April 2014

New ULI Publication Documents the Economic Benefits of Developing Healthy Places


The economic benefits of building healthy places are outlined in a new publication from the Urban Land Institute: Building for Wellness: The Business Case. Read More

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Resilience Strategies for Communities at Risk

Ommeed Sathe (left) of Prudential Financial and Debra Lam of Arup work on the "After Sandy" report.

With support from the Kresge Foundation, ULI is launching a white paper series as part of its new Urban Resilience Program. The series will explore a range of topics, including how to make communities more adaptive to climate change, as well as the important financial and insurance components of resilience planning. The first paper in the series, Resilience Strategies for Communities at Risk, draws upon ULI’s groundbreaking Advisory Services panel report, After Sandy: Strategies for Long-Term Resilience and Adaptability, which was the product of a special panel conducted in the … Read More

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ULI Case Studies: The Rise


The Rise Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Download the PDF for a printer-friendly version of The Rise case study. The Rise is an urban infill, residential-over-retail building located next to downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. The site was originally occupied by a car dealership, but international developer Grosvenor saw the potential for the company to expand into a dynamic, rapidly growing urban market. Its primary retail tenants are three large-format stores: Home Depot, Save-On-Foods, and Winners/HomeSense. Save-On-Foods is a western Canadian chain of grocery stores; Winners/HomeSense is the Canadian operation of international retailer … Read More

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ULI Case Studies: Woodward’s


Woodward’s Vancouver, British Columbia Download the PDF for a printer-friendly version of the Woodward’s case study. The Woodward’s redevelopment project is a residential-driven mixed-use project on a historic site that has transformed and revitalized an important but troubled neighborhood in downtown Vancouver. By providing a wide range of uses, including cultural and retail uses, market-rate condominiums, and social housing for low-income residents, the project has helped reestablish the area as an important destination and a desirable place to live while also serving the needs of the poor and disenfranchised. To set … Read More

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Quality of Infrastructure Is Key to Real Estate Development Decisions


The quality of infrastructure systems—including transportation, utilities, and telecommunications—is the most important factor influencing real estate investment and development decisions in cities around the world, according to a survey of public sector and private sector leaders conducted by the Urban Land Institute and EY. The findings are included in the Infrastructure 2014: Shaping the Competitive City report, released this week at ULI’s 2014 Spring Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. Related: Infrastructure 2014: Shaping the Competitive City The survey, conducted in January 2014, reflects the opinions of 241 public sector officials and 202 senior-level … Read More

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RPC Announced


It’s Here! Join a Regional Product Council. ULI Cincinnati is pleased to offer a new opportunity for Full and Associate members to network across five District Councils – Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland, OH, Indiana, IN and Pittsburgh, PA.  The first Regional Product Council will be focused on Urban Infill/Mixed- Use Development. Prospective Council members should apply by May 9, 2014 and will be notified of acceptance by June 6, 2014. Informational Flier and Application An optional Informational Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 30 at 10am in Cincinnati, in conjunction … Read More

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