“Connecting Florida: Transit and Florida’s Economy” Highlights Transportation Infrastructure As Critical To Long-Term Sustainability of State’s Urban Areas

New transportation connections within and between the five largest urban regions in Florida – including Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Lee and Collier counties – will enhance the long-term economic and environmental sustainability of the entire state, according to a new report, Connecting Florida: Transit and Florida’s Economy, prepared by the Urban Land Institute (ULI)….
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Urban Space That Is Changing the Face of Detroit: Campus Martius Park Chosen As First-Ever Winner of ULI Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award

Detroit’s Campus Martius Park, a 2.5-acre thriving green space created from a desolate downtown parcel, has received national recognition as the first-ever winner of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award. The award for the park, unique in a city more often characterized by hardship than success, was based on a competition to recognize an outstanding example of a public open space that has catalyzed the transformation of the surrounding community….
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Urban Land Institute Announces $86,000 In Funding Through Community Action Grants Program

Four grants have been awarded in the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) semi-annual funding of its community action grants program. Through the program, created over five years ago, the ULI Foundation Fund has raised money to be distributed as grants to district councils or ULI members on behalf of nonprofit organizations for entrepreneurial programs that aim to improve urban growth in their communities….
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Add Water Systems to U.S. Infrastructure Challenges, Says Infrastructure 2010: An Investment Imperative: New Research Compares Urban Markets in U.S. and Overseas, Urges Changes in Land Development Patterns

More and more urban areas throughout the United States – in both dry and rainy locales — are facing growing pressures on their water infrastructure systems, necessitating both greater investments for overhaul and a change in development patterns that are more conducive to conservation, according to Infrastructure 2010: An Investment Imperative, a new publication released today by the Urban Land Institute and Ernst & Young….
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New Report Details True Costs of Housing and Transportation for Families in Boston and Surrounding Region

Boston Regional Challenge, a new report released today by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing, finds that the average working household in the Boston region spends over $34,000 a year – or 54 percent of their income – on the combined costs of housing and transportation….
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Team from North Carolina State University and University Of North Carolina Wins Top Prize In 2010 ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition

A team of students representing North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill has won the $50,000 top prize in the 2010 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition with a redevelopment plan for a San Diego neighborhood that emphasizes neighborhood diversity, affordability to families of mixed incomes, and walkability….
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