ULI Washington Survey Polls Members on Walking, Biking, and Real Estate

Bike Commuting DC

A survey conducted by ULI Washington found that ULI members and partners in the Washington, DC region believe it would be beneficial for the area if more people biked and walked to work, and expect the walking and biking trend to grow in the next several years….
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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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ULI Research Roundup: The Impact of Transit on Property Values

Light rail (Photo credit: Dr. Jeff Adams)

ULI’s research team often gets asked whether or not transit investments have resulted in increases in property values for nearby communities. As you can imagine, this is a complicated question to answer. Below are five recent reports which shed some light on this question. (And if you want the short version, the answer seems to be: yes, to a certain degree, in most cases.)…
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From “Can-Do” States to a “Can-Do” Nation?

On July 12, the Brookings Institution hosted an impressive forum and panel discussion focusing on the innovative methods that certain “can-do” states are using to maintain and update local infrastructure, even as federal leadership and predictable funding disappear. Titled “Can-Do States: A New Era for Infrastructure Investment,” the forum featured Bruce Katz and Robert Puentes from Brookings, Luis Fortuño, former governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and partner at Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, and others.

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Marice Ashe Addresses the ULI Board of Directors

Marice Ashe at ULI

Marice Ashe, public health leader and founder and CEO of ChangeLab Solutions, spoke to the ULI Board of Directors during their meeting in San Francisco last week, on the eve of the launch of ULI’s new two year initiative, Building Healthy Places. The Building Healthy Places Initiative will leverage the power of ULI’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities….
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Planning and Public Health Presentations

Planning & Public Health cover

On Thursday, June 20, 2013, the ULI Rose Center for Public Leadership, in partnership with the Center for Active Design, hosted a webinar presentation about how planners in Hennepin County, Minnesota and Nashville, Tennessee are drafting policies that integrate public health considerations with land use decisions. Mounting scientific evidence supports a causal relationship between the impacts of design, development patterns, and transportation on community health outcomes. …
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