ULI’s research team often gets asked whether or not transit investments have resulted in increases in property values for nearby communities. As you can imagine, this is a complicated question to answer. Below are five recent reports which shed some light on this question. (And if you want the short version, the answer seems to be: yes, to a certain degree, in most cases.)…Continue Reading
On July 12, the Brookings Institution hosted an impressive forum and panel discussion focusing on the innovative methods that certain “can-do” states are using to maintain and update local infrastructure, even as federal leadership and predictable funding disappear. Titled “Can-Do States: A New Era for Infrastructure Investment,” the forum featured Bruce Katz and Robert Puentes from Brookings, Luis Fortuño, former governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and partner at Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, and others.
Marice Ashe, public health leader and founder and CEO of ChangeLab Solutions, spoke to the ULI Board of Directors during their meeting in San Francisco last week, on the eve of the launch of ULI’s new two year initiative, Building Healthy Places. The Building Healthy Places Initiative will leverage the power of ULI’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities….Continue Reading
A new EPA report details the ways in which what we build and how we build it affect the environment and, in turn, public health….Continue Reading
“Creating Walkable Places: Compact Mixed-Use Solutions” offers strategies for planners, developers, and others seeking to create pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use developments….Continue Reading
ULI Washington on July 11 held a well-attended program, “The Next Generation of Bicycle-Friendly Building Design,” to explore how developers can incorporate bike-friendly amenities into their projects….Continue Reading
A “Food in the City” panel event hosted by Elevation DC and Smart Growth America focused on the food industry, place-making, and the local economy….Continue Reading
A ULI Houston project, Making the Case for Urban Green Space in Southeastern Downtown, has helped push forward the region’s thinking about how to use urban green space to catalyze downtown development….Continue Reading
Experts convened by ULI completed weeklong Advisory Services panels in three different Colorado communities this spring to help each build a long-term, strategic vision for becoming a more health-conscious place.
Rachel MacCleery is senior vice president at the Urban Land Institute, where she leads the organization’s Building Healthy Places Initiative, as well as its Infrastructure Initiative….Continue Reading