Housing Trends and Case Studies

Yarmouth Way;
Photo Courtesy of Sally Moser, Thistle Communities

Yarmouth Way; Photo Courtesy of Sally Moser, Thistle Communities

As part of our mission of creating and expanding opportunities for a full spectrum of quality, mixed-income, mixed-use housing, the Terwilliger Center aims to elevate best practices in residential development, evaluate innovations and market trends, and share practical examples of exemplary developments.

Below are recent reports and presentations from the Terwilliger Center and ULI Product Councils as well as select ULI Case Studies on innovative housing developments. Additional practical examples can be found in the previous winners and finalists of the Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards.

Housing Trends and Case Studies

The Economics of Inclusionary Development

Emerald Vista, Dublin, California. (© 2013 Jeff Peters, Vantage Point Photography Inc.)

Cities are increasingly using their zoning authority to encourage the development of new workforce housing units. A study…

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ULI Multifamily Product Councils Publish New Research about Micro Units

The Macro View on Micro Units report was published by the ULI Multifamily Product Councils (Blue, Bronze, Gold, & Silver flights) with funding from the ULI Foundation.

In fall 2013,the Urban Land Institute Multifamily Housing Councils were awarded a ULI Foundation research grant to evaluate…

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Residential Futures II: Thought-Provoking Ideas on What’s Next for Multigenerational Housing and Intergenerational Communities


In the spring of 2013, the leadership of two ULI product councils - the Senior Housing Council and…

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10 Principles for a New Era of Multifamily Rental Housing

Via Verde 
© 2012 David Sundberg/Esto

On January 16, 2014, ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing, in partnership with the American Planning Association and the…

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Residential Futures: Thought-Provoking Ideas on What’s Next for Master-Planned Communities


After the housing bubble burst in 2008, many communities were hit hard by foreclosures, creating widespread homeownership losses…

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Housing America’s Workforce: Case Studies and Lessons from the Experts


Securing high-quality, affordable housing near the workplace poses a complex challenge for communities across urban America, and this…

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ULI Case Studies: Via Verde—New York City

Via Verde is a mixed-income residential development offering innovative, high-quality sustainable design and affordable rental and ownership housing…

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ULI Case Studies: ECO Modern Flats—Fayetteville, AK

A gut rehabilitation of a dilapidated 96-unit market-rate apartment complex in central Fayetteville, next to the University of…

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ULI Case Studies: Arverne by the Sea—New York City

When Hurricane Sandy ripped through the New York area in October 2012, Arverne by the Sea on the…

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