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

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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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Rose Center for Public Leadership Working with Mayor Stothert on Encouraging Development in Omaha’s North Downtown Area

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The Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the National League of Cities (NLC), is working this week with Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and several local officials representing the city to explore additional development in Omaha’s North Downtown area. The panel of experts from around the nation assembled by the center this week will be helping the city identify the obstacles, opportunities and steps needed to encourage development of the area and its varied sports, entertainment, visitor, residential, education, arts, trades, and industrial uses….
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ULI Announces 2015 Spring Meeting Schedule and Keynote Speakers

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a research and education organization dedicated to responsible land use and creating thriving communities worldwide, has announced its 2015 Spring Meeting schedule and featured speakers. Keynoters for the event, which will include an emphasis on creative community building for the 21st century, are Richard Kinder, chairman and chief executive officer of the energy pipeline company Kinder Morgan; James A. Baker III, former federal government dignitary and chairman of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy; and ULI benefactor Gerald D. Hines, chairman of the global real estate firm Hines, which is based in Houston….
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Abundant Power Joins ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance as an Innovation Partner

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors and financial institutions committed to improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions across the global property industry, has announced the addition of Abundant Power as its newest innovation partner….
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Interest in Secondary Assets and Recovering Markets Continues to Rise in the Face of Strong Competition for Prime Assets and a European Capital Surge

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Competition for prime assets in Europe’s major real estate markets is leading property investors to continue their move into secondary assets and recovering markets, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2015, a forecast published jointly by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC. The report highlights a surge in popularity for real estate investment opportunities in a number of cities that were hit particularly hard during the last market downturn, with dramatic rises in this year’s city rankings for Madrid (up 16 positions), Athens (up 23 positions), Birmingham (up 14 positions), Amsterdam (up 17 positions) and Lisbon (up 17 positions)….
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Downtown New Orleans Site Selected as Study Area for 2015 ULI Hines Competition

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A downtown neighborhood in New Orleans has been chosen as the site for the thirteenth annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Competition, the Institute announced today. The ideas competition provides graduate-level student teams the opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development program for parts of the Tulane/Gravier and Iberville downtown neighborhoods. The team with the winning proposal, selected in April, will receive $50,000….
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Clarion Partners Becomes Member of ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors and financial institutions committed to improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions across the global property industry, has announced that Clarion Partners has become the latest institution to join the organization….
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