Quality of Infrastructure is a Top Deal Maker or Breaker for Real Estate Investment and Development Decisions, Says Infrastructure 2014 Report from ULI and EY

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The quality of infrastructure systems – including transportation, utilities, and telecommunications – is a top factor influencing real estate investment and development decisions in cities around the world, sharing a high ranking with consumer demand in terms of importance, according to a survey of public- and private-sector leaders conducted by the Urban Land Institute and EY. The findings are included in the Infrastructure 2014: Shaping the Competitive City report, released this week at ULI’s 2014 Spring Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia….
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ULI Announces Recipients of 2014 Apgar Urban Land Award

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced joint recipients of the 2014 ULI Apgar Urban Land Award, which recognizes industry articles of practical value published in Urban Land magazine, ULI’s flagship publication. The winners are being recognized this week at ULI’s Spring Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia….
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University of Maryland Team Wins ULI Hines Student Urban Design Competition with Plan to Redevelop Nashville’s Sulphur Dell as a Healthy Community

A team from the University of Maryland won the 2014 Hines Competition.  From left are Andrew Casavant, Matthew Miller, Rameez Munawar, David Ensor and Amina Mohamed.

A team of graduate students representing the University of Maryland has taken top honors at the 2014 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Student Urban Design Competition with its winning plan to redevelop Nashville’s Sulphur Dell neighborhood as a healthy community. The University of Maryland team edged out teams from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and the University of Texas at Austin in the twelfth annual competition….
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Commercial Property Transaction Volume on Course to Reach a Ten-Year High by 2016, Says New ULI-EY Real Estate Outlook

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A new U.S. real estate forecast based on a survey of 39 of the industry’s leading economists and analysts predicts that commercial property transaction volume will reach $430 billion by 2016, exceeding the volume of 2006. The latest multi-year outlook (covering 2014 through 2016) from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and EY projects steady growth for the U.S. economy; sustained strength from real estate capital markets; and continued improvement in both commercial real estate fundamentals and the housing sector….
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Vancouver’s Focus on Innovative Urban Design, Community Livability is Highlight of ULI’s 2014 Spring Meeting

Vancouver’s achievements in cutting-edge urban design, environmentally conscious development and community livability will be showcased at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2014 Spring Meeting, set for April 9-11 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. ULI, with nearly 32,000 members around the globe, is a research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and creating thriving, healthy communities worldwide….
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ULI Announces Recipients of 2014 Resiliency Grants

Four grants totaling $80,000 have been awarded to four Urban Land Institute (ULI) district councils as part of ULI’s Resiliency Grant program. The grant money will support local projects that help advance ULI’s work in helping develop long-term urban design and real estate strategies to making cities both more resilient and adaptable to the impact of climate change….
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ULI to Work with Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell in Crafting Redevelopment Strategies, Options for Blaisdell Center

This week the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use will begin a four-day study visit of the Blaisdell Center complex. The panel of land use experts will work with Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell in developing a strategy for creating a vibrant culture and arts district that is anchored by redevelopment of the iconic performing arts and exhibition complex….
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ULI to Work with Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard on Options for Revitalizing Mass. Ave. – Brookside Industrial Corridor

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use arrives in Indianapolis this week for a four-day study visit of the Massachusetts Avenue/ Brookside Industrial Corridor area. The visiting panel will work alongside Mayor Greg Ballard and several local land use professionals to develop a replicable approach for revitalizing some of the city’s longstanding vacant and underutilized manufacturing sites with employment-based redevelopment….
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ULI Terwilliger Center Expands Categories for Housing Awards in 2014: Call for Entries

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced expanded categories for both of their prestigious annual housing awards programs. Designed to highlight the efforts of leaders across the country working to expand housing opportunity, the new categories for both the Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards and the Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Awards will allow for a broader range of housing affordability….
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