Walkable Urban Places: Good for Business, Good for Health

Pedestrian-oriented street near the GWU Campus in Washington, DC

Two recently released two reports explore the re-emergence of walkable urban places—dubbed “WalkUPs”—and possibly the decline of sprawl in two major U.S. cities: Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC. Findings from both reports showed that the economic value of neighborhoods is positively correlated with the walkability of those neighborhoods….
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Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2014

Emerging Trends Europe 2014

Europe’s real estate industry expects more and better in 2014. Europe’s economy is growing, and political uncertainty over its future declining. Ireland is seen to be improving; Southern Europe is thought to be past the worst. Equity is flowing in, and debt is becoming easier to find – though how much easier depends on where and for what….
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Bending the Cost Curve: Solutions to Expand the Supply of Affordable Rentals

Bending the Cost Curve: Solutions

Enterprise Community Partners and the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing released Bending the Cost Curve: Solutions to Expand the Supply of Affordable Rentals in January 2014. This report, and the accompanying executive summary, is the result of a 16-month research effort involving nearly 200 stakeholders from across the country….
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New Resources on Mixed-Income Communities

South City Lights, South San Francisco, CA

Earlier this month a new, central resource for research and information about creating and sustaining mixed-income communities has launched at Case Western Reserve University. The National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities (NIMC) is based in the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences….
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