ULI believes that best land use practices and sound infrastructure policy reinforce the sustainability, health, and prosperity of 21st century cities. Over the past year, an overarching theme at ULI has been rethinking urban development for the 21st century, to better meet the needs of cities grappling with myriad challenges resulting from rapid urbanization, population and demographic shifts, new economic drivers, and increasing environmental concerns. This work was formally kicked off in July 2012 by a summit at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, which brought together an interdisciplinary mix of land use practitioners, technology experts, and finance professionals to advance discussion around city-building in rapidly growing metropolitan areas around the world.
This page is intended to compile ULI’s diverse work around these issues in one place, and to serve as a virtual convener for those engaged in work and ideas about global urbanization. Comments, conversations, and contributions are highly encouraged.
For more information about this program area, contact Annie Finkenbinder-Best.
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