Webinar: What ULI’s America in 2013 Survey Tells Us About the Future of Community Development

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September 24, 2013
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Online DC United States
Urban Land Institute
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America in 2013

Click to learn more about the “America in 2013” survey.


America is a diverse nation with an ever-evolving value system. How do Americans really feel about where they live, and what do they want from their communities in the future? What are the implications of changing attitudes toward housing, transportation, and community for developers and policy makers?

To help answer these questions and others, ULI is pleased to present America in 2013: How Shifting Demographics and Changing Attitudes are Transforming Communities on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 (1-2:30 p.m.  EDT). This webinar, which is open to ULI members and non-members, is presented by ULI’s Infrastructure Initiative, Rose Center for Public Leadership, and Terwilliger Center for Housing.

ULI’s recently released “America in 2013” survey, a joint effort by the Infrastructure Initiative and Terwilliger Center for Housing, indicates there is a strong demand for infill residential development that offers compact, mixed-use amenities with access to reliable transit. These survey findings reinforce previous case study findings from suburban redevelopment efforts across America and in the “Shifting Suburbs” report published by ULI in 2012.

What Happened

During this program, attendees:

  • Learned about the major findings of “America in 2013,” the new ULI survey defining American community preferences.
  • Discovered how transportation policy and practice shifts are playing out at the state level.
  • Heard how savvy developers are responding to shifting market demand.
  • Explored new policy recommendations for changes in federal real estate investment from Smart Growth America.

Webinar Speakers

From left: Rachel MacCleery, Gene Conti, Brian Allan “AJ” Jackson, and Ilana Preuss

From left: Rachel MacCleery, Gene Conti, Brian Allan “AJ” Jackson, and Ilana Preuss

Please join us for an enlightening program featuring Rachel MacCleery, ULI senior vice president for content, who will present the findings of the “America in 2013” survey and the connections to the “Shifting Suburbs” report. Following Rachel’s presentation, a diverse panel will respond to the survey findings and discuss how policy initiatives are developed in public-private partnership to understand and address market demands.

Panelists will include Gene Conti, former secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation and a 2010-11 ULI Rose Center fellow; Brian Allan “A.J.” Jackson, managing partner of EYA; and Ilana Preuss, vice president and chief of staff of Smart Growth America.

Access the webinar resources and recording.

About the Infrastructure Initiative
The mission of the ULI Infrastructure Initiative is to promote more sustainable infrastructure investment choices, and to foster an improved understanding of the links between infrastructure and land use. Because infrastructure is the foundation for metropolitan prosperity, and because it provides the physical framework for real estate investment, ULI has identified infrastructure as a key priority. Through publications, forums, and other activities, the Infrastructure Initiative utilizes ULI’s extensive public and private networks to exercise leadership on infrastructure.

About the Rose Center for Public Leadership 
The Rose Center was established in 2008 with a $5 million gift to ULI by Daniel Rose, chairman of New York City- based Rose Associates, Inc. The mission of the ULI Rose Center is to encourage and support excellence in land use decision making. By providing public officials with access to information, best practices, peer networks and other resources, the Rose Center seeks to foster creative, efficient, practical, and sustainable land use policies.

About the Terwilliger Center for Housing
The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing was established in 2007 with a $5 million endowment to ULI from former ULI Chairman J. Ronald Terwilliger, chairman emeritus of Trammell Crow Residential and chairman of the ULI Terwilliger Center. The mission of the Center is to expand housing opportunity by leveraging the private sector and other partners to create and sustain mixed-income, mixed-use urban and suburban neighborhoods that incorporate a full spectrum of housing choices including workforce housing.

It Pays to Be a Member

Did you know that ULI offers free webinars and other content exclusively to its members throughout the year? Visit ULI’s Membership Page, email membership@uli.org or call 800-321-5011 for more information.

America in 2013