ULI Endorses Formation of Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction to Help Reduce Carbon Footprint of Real Estate Industry Worldwide

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is endorsing the formation of a Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) to advance the real estate industry’s efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change and reduce the industry’s carbon footprint on a worldwide scale. In pledging its support, ULI joins more than 20 other global organizations seeking to position real estate as contributing to solutions regarding climate change and protecting the environment….
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New ULI Report Looks at Innovative Financing Efforts Aimed at Preserving Workforce and Affordable Housing

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The shrinking supply of workforce and affordable rental housing in cities across the U.S. has sparked innovative financing vehicles from an array of real estate firms to preserve the units, helping to stem the loss of an urgently needed product, according to a report released today from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and NeighborWorks America….
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Real Estate Performance in Asia Reflects Abundance of Capital Flowing to Core Space and a Flight to Safe Haven Markets, Says Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2016

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Real estate activity in Asia next year will reflect a continuation of trends seen in 2015 – an abundance of capital flowing to core space, as well as a flight to safe havens in the region’s most developed and liquid markets, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2016, a real estate forecast jointly published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC. Japan and Australia remain the favorite countries for investment and development, with Tokyo, Sydney, Melbourne and Osaka taking four of the top five spots for promising markets in the Asia Pacific region. Ho Chi Minh City, rated fifth, rounds out the list of most favored markets….
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New ULI Survey Shows Many Coloradans Face Barriers to a Healthy Lifestyle Due to Community Design and Land Use Factors

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A new survey from the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Colorado in 2015: A ULI Survey of Views on Housing, Transportation and Community, reports that a significant number of Colorado residents face barriers to a healthy and active lifestyle due to community design and land use patterns that make walking, cycling, and recreational opportunities difficult. Despite Colorado’s reputation as one of the healthiest states in the nation, 52 percent of the survey’s respondents said that it is too far for them to walk to shopping and entertainment, and 42 percent said that the bike lanes in their communities are insufficient. In addition, 34 percent said that their communities lack outdoor spaces for exercise….
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Patricia R. Healy Named Chairman of the Americas for ULI

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Patricia R. “Trish” Healy, founding principal of Hyde Street Holdings, LLC in Raleigh, North Carolina, has been named Chairman of the Americas for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a non-profit research and education institute with more than 36,000 members dedicated to leadership in real estate and land use and creating thriving communities worldwide. Healy, a longtime ULI member, ULI Foundation Governor, and former ULI Trustee, will serve in this position through June 30, 2018….
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Mid-South Coliseum and Fairgrounds Site Could be a Major Gathering Place for Memphis Residents and Visitors From the Surrounding Region, Says ULI Report

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The Mid-South Coliseum and Fairgrounds site has the potential to become a major gathering place for the residents of Memphis and the surrounding region, serving as an amenity offering recreation and entertainment spaces flexible enough to accommodate a variety of year-round uses, according to a newly published report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI)….
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Mayors of Birmingham, Denver, Long Beach and Rochester Selected as 2016 Class of Daniel Rose Fellows

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The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) today announced that mayors from four cities—Birmingham, Ala.; Denver; Long Beach, Calif.; and Rochester, N.Y.—have been selected as the 2016 class of Daniel Rose Fellows by the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use….
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ULI Receives $800,000 Grant from the Kresge Foundation to Support Institute’s Efforts to Create More Sustainable Communities Worldwide

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and sustainable community building, has been awarded an $800,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation to support efforts by the ULI Center for Sustainability to make communities more resilient and adaptable to the impacts of climate change and reduce the environmental imprint of the real estate industry….
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ULI Announces Winners of the 2015 Jack Kemp Excellence In Affordable And Workforce Housing Award and 2015 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced the winners of the annual ULI Housing Awards. Winners for both the Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award and the Robert C. Larson Workforce Housing Policy Award, selected by jury of renowned housing experts, were honored today at ULI’s Fall Meeting in San Francisco….
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Parks in Oklahoma City and Foshan, China Selected as Winners of the 2015 ULI Urban Open Space Award

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Two urban parks—one in Oklahoma City, the other in Foshan, China—have been selected as winners of this year’s Urban Land Institute (ULI) Urban Open Space Award. Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City and Thousand Lantern Lake Park System in Foshan, Guangdong, China were honored today at the ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco….
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