Land Use Issues: Leads, Tips, and Ideas

WASHINGTON (June 18, 2015) — 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:

Ten Years After Katrina – What Have We Learned? In the years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, cities in coastal areas and other vulnerable locations are rethinking what, where and how they build in response to severe weather events and rising sea levels. If you are planning any articles related to the tenth anniversary of Katrina, contact us for interview sources on topics related to urban design and development.

Gen Y and Housing — New research from ULI, Gen Y and Housing: What They Want and Where They Want It, shows that contrary to popular belief, most Millennials are not living the high life in the downtowns of large cities, but rather are living in less centrally located but more affordable neighborhoods, making ends meet with jobs for which many feel overqualified, and living with parents or roommates to save money. Still, despite their current lifestyle constraints, most are optimistic about the odds for improving their housing and financial circumstances in the years ahead. Contact us to learn more about the report.

Henry Cisneros Identifies Investment Potential of Major U.S. Cities in New ULI Book – In a new ULI book, former U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Henry Cisneros identifies potential for real estate investment in 45 metropolitan areas that exist on a spectrum of strong, weak, and mixed prospects for economic growth. In Urban Real Estate Investment: A New Era of Opportunity, Cisneros offers an innovative and nuanced analysis of major U.S. cities by merging pre-existing data sets:  quantitative performance indicators measuring economic output and demographic trends and a qualitative, city-by-city ranking based on surveys and interviews with real estate developers and investors. Contact us for a review copy.

America in 2015 – Another new report from ULI, America in 2015, finds that many Americans face significant community design-related barriers to living a healthy life. A large number of people, particularly minorities and Millennials, report living in areas that lack easy access to safe places for outdoor physical activity, active transportation systems such as bike lanes, and healthy food options. Survey responses are categorized by generation – Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers, War Babies and the Silent Generation – as well as by ethnicity, income, and location (large or medium cities, suburbs, rural or small towns). Contact us for more information on this comprehensive survey.

ULI Global Awards for Excellence Finalists AnnouncedTwenty-two real estate developments have been selected as finalists in ULI’s Global Awards for Excellence competition, widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious award programs.  This year’s finalists represent developments from around the globe, including six in Asia, five in Europe, and eleven in North America. Contact us to find out more about the outstanding developments and the contributions they are making to communities and cities in which they are located.

The China Business Council for Sustainable Development Joins ULI Greenprint Center — The China Business Council for Sustainable Development has joined the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors and financial institutions committed to improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions across the global property industry. Greenprint’s flagship product is the Greenprint Performance Report™, which is a consolidated view of participating properties, detailing their energy, water and waste performance by geography and asset class. Contact us for more information on Greenprint’s work and ULI’s overall efforts to promote environmentally conscious development.

New Publication from ULI – ULI has released the fifth edition of one of its all-time best-selling titles, Real Estate Development: Principles and Process. Since the first edition was published in 1991, the book has served as one of the leading college textbooks for courses on real estate development, urban planning, architecture, and real estate finance. The publication is an excellent nuts-and-bolts resource for reporters covering real estate; contact us to obtain a copy.

Don’t Miss ULI’s Housing Conference — “Housing Opportunity 2015: Better Places, Better Lives,” being held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis July 13-15, will focus on the role of housing in creating communities that are economically prosperous, socially equitable, and more sustainable. It will feature nationally renowned housing experts discussing topics such as: the link between housing and educational opportunities and health; the impact of demographic shifts on housing needs; designing housing for greater community resiliency; and success stories in mixed-income housing development. Click here to register.

ULI’s 2015 Fall Meeting Comes to San Francisco — Nearly 7,000 of the world’s foremost leaders in the real estate and land use industry will convene at ULI’s 2015 Fall Meeting, set for October 5-8 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. At this prestigious event, you’ll get the latest real estate trends, insights and forecasts, as well as unprecedented access to land use leaders on the cutting edge of urban design and development. Request your complimentary press pass today.



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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 nearly 35,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.

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Trisha Riggs
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