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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The End of Suburban Sprawl? Observations from Ed McMahon’s Summer Trips

Carmel, Indiana Town Center

Is the end of suburban sprawl here? No, not yet, writes ULI Senior Resident Fellow Ed McMahon. But on his recent trips to communities across the United States to speak about the ULI report “Shifting Suburbs: Reinventing Infrastructure for Compact Development,” he saw ample evidence that the autocentric model that has long characterized American suburbs is changing….
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Tech Sector Ignites Raleigh-Durham Real Estate Market, Anchoring Innovation Hub (ULI Triangle)

Jones Lang LaSalle’s national ranking of top high-tech cities puts Raleigh-Durham in the top ten, highlighting the influence of high-tech start-ups on economic growth….
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ULI Idaho Launches Partnership Initiative

Photo Credit: ULI Idaho

ULI Idaho is seeking to leverage ULI’s new Building Healthy Places Initiative to build new regional partnerships and alliances that will help forge a path toward a healthier future for the state. The Partnership Initiative seeks “to mobilize action around support for healthy real estate practices” in Idaho’s Treasure Valley. By leveraging ULI’s leadership, these partnerships will breakdown silos, develop a common language and vision for healthy communities, and, most importantly, lend the partners a strong collective voice….
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Industry Gathers to Celebrate ULI’s Leadership at the Summer Social (ULI New York)

The ULI New York Summer Social was an evening of celebration, as members and guests saluted outgoing ULI New York Chairman Richard Kessler for his leadership and commitment over the past three years. Together, they welcomed incoming Chairman Robert C. Lieber, a longtime ULI leader at the national level….
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