Rose Center for Public Leadership Working with Boston Mayor Walsh on Washington Street Corridor

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The Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Boston Mayor Martin Walsh to help the city reassess the identity of and create a new vision for Washington Street in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood, thinking strategically about the types of land uses, public realm, and scale of development best suited for the corridor. The panel of experts from around the nation arrive in Boston today and will spend four days working with City staff to provide independent recommendations in advance of a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) planning study of Washington Street between Forest Hills Station and Egleston Square….
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Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros Identifies Investment Potential of Major U.S. Cities with Varied Economic Outlooks in ULI Book, Urban Real Estate Investment: A New Era of Opportunity

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In a new book published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI), 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….
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The World’s Top Real Estate Leaders to Convene at San Francisco’s Moscone Center for ULI’s 2015 Fall Meeting, Set for October 5-8

Nearly 7,000 of the world’s foremost leaders in the real estate and land use industry will convene at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2015 Fall Meeting, set for October 5-8 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. ULI is a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and building thriving, sustainable communities….
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Rose Center for Public Leadership Working with Seattle Mayor Murray in Rainier Beach

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The Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to help the city attract investment to implement community goals in the Rainier Beach neighborhood. The panel of experts from around the nation arrive in Seattle today and will spend four days working with City staff and the Rainier Beach community to help it capitalize on its assets to attract private investment, jobs and economic development that supports this diverse community. The panel will make recommendations on how to implement the vision established by the community through previous planning efforts….
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Property Investors Set to Benefit as Capital Flows From East to West Likely to Continue in 2015

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The movement of capital from East to West is likely to remain the major influence on real estate markets in 2015, according to Global Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2015, an annual forecast of global real estate investor sentiment, published jointly by PwC and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) today (10th March 2015)….
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The Final Four: ULI Announces Finalists for 2015 Hines Competition

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Four university teams, including two from Harvard University, one from the University of Maryland, and a joint team of students from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin – Madison, have been selected as the finalists for the thirteenth annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Competition, an ideas competition that challenges graduate students to create proposals for the development or redevelopment of a designated site in a U.S. metropolitan area. The competition is open to graduate students who are pursuing real estate-related studies at universities in North America….
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ULI and the John D. and Catherine T. Macarthur Foundation Launch How Housing Matters Online Portal

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI), with the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, has launched How Housing Matters, an interdisciplinary online portal focused on housing’s role in individual and neighborhood wellbeing. The portal offers up-to-date, easily searchable research and news connecting housing with a broad range of topics. The new knowledge-sharing tool emphasizes the connection between housing and better educational opportunities and outcomes for children; stronger foundations for family and community economic stability; and healthier, more productive individuals and neighborhoods….
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Rose Center for Public Leadership Working with Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto on Redevelopment of Almono Site

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The Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and several local officials to evaluate redevelopment plans for the 178-acre Almono site in the city. The panel of experts from around the nation assembled by the Rose Center will complement planning by the site’s owners by advising the city on how to improve the social, physical and economic connections between development on the former steel mill site and the adjacent Hazelwood neighborhood as well as the knowledge and innovation centers in downtown Pittsburgh and nearby Oakland. The panel will also offer recommendations on how Almono could become a model for environmentally sustainable redevelopment….
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Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice: ULI Publication, Building Healthy Places Toolkit, Contains Strategies for Development that Encourages Healthy Lifestyles

The mixed-income Greenbridge community in Seattle, Washington, features retail, residential, and other uses clustered closely.

Development strategies that can improve health outcomes, such as providing protected bikeways, minimizing noise pollution, and offering amenities such as community gardens, are highlighted in a new publication from the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Building Healthy Places Toolkit: Strategies for Enhancing Health in the Built Environment….
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