Land Use Issues: Leads, Tips & Ideas

For your benefit, we offer the following leads, tips, and ideas related to land use issues. If you are interested in pursuing any of these, contact:

WASHINGTON (May 19, 2014) — The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) communications department is ready to assist you with interview and research requests. For your benefit, we offer these leads, tips and ideas related to land-use issues:

Public-Private Partnerships… ULI is taking a look at the changing dynamics of public-private partnerships at its upcoming conference, Public Private Partnerships: Best Practices and New Opportunities, scheduled for June 25-26, 2014, in Detroit. On the agenda: insights from experts in the public and private sectors who combined their resources to complete development projects that would have been impossible using more traditional methods of economic development. Contact us to register for the event or speak with panelists.

Thinking Small with Micro Lofts…“Micro” lofts, some with as little as 300 square feet of living space, are gaining popularity among Gen Yers as an affordable option for downtown living. The key to success: a location close enough to urban amenities (dining, shopping, recreation) so that the city serves as an extension of the “living space.” Contact us to talk to experts in this market sector.

Healthy Housing… Speaking of housing, there is growing interest in the connection between home energy retrofits and health. Renovating both single-family and multi-family housing to improve energy efficiency provides opportunities to improve the health of residents and improve the marketability of the units. Contact us to talk with developers who are turning health into a housing amenity.

Building for Wellness… Speaking of healthy places, ULI recently published Building for Wellness: The Business Case, which examines the investment payback on incorporating amenities that promote health and wellness, how developers have pursued this objective, and the resulting market response. The report profiles 13 completed projects from around the world, including ten in the U.S., two in Asia Pacific and one in Europe, each representing one of three development strategies – renovation / redevelopment, new construction and master-planned communities. Contact us to get more information on these innovative developments.

Sharing the Roads (and the Bikes)… ULI Senior Visiting Fellow Gabe Klein, former head of the transportation departments for the cities of Chicago and Washington D.C., shares his views on the varying success of urban bike share programs in a recent article in Urban Land magazine. Klein notes that the success of these relatively new programs relies on sharing more than just bikes. Want to know more? Contact us to get insights from Klein.

ULI Signs Commitment to Building Resilience… The Urban Land Institute and 19 other organizations representing the land use, urban planning and real estate industry have announced a commitment to significantly improve the resilience of the nation’s entire built environment through research into new materials, construction procedures and other methods to improve the standard of practice. As part of a statement signed by the organizations on May 13 in Washington, D.C., the organizations committed to educating the industry through continuous learning; advocating for effective land use policies; and planning for future events with a strategy for fast recovery. Contact us to learn more.

ULI’s 2014 Fall Meeting Comes to New York… More than 7,000 of the world’s foremost leaders in the real estate and land use industry will convene at ULI’s 2014 Fall Meeting, set for October 21-23 at the Javits Center in New York City. Real estate session topics include challenges and opportunities presented by demographic shifts, changing economic drivers and environmental concerns; factors that are fueling (or quelling) optimism in the post-recession environment; business strategies that reflect innovation by rising stars as well as experienced professionals; and adapting the built environment to the reality of climate change. Contact us to register.


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About the Urban Land Institute:
The Urban Land Institute ( is a global 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 over 30,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.

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