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Register for the Ada County, Idaho, ASP Presentation on June 24

A group of nationally renowned urban planning, real estate, and resilience experts representing the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will be making recommendations next week to Ada County, Idaho, on the revitalization and potential redevelopment of the Expo Idaho site. Sponsored by Ada County, Idaho, the Advisory Services panelists will analyze multiple revitalization and potential development scenarios for the 247-acre Expo Idaho site. The scenarios will need to account for the combination of existing assets, open space, and new development potential in order to strengthen the activity center as a year-round anchor and economic engine for the county.

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On Safer Ground: Floodplain Buyouts and Community Resilience Now Available

Flooding is the most expensive and common natural disaster in the United States, and managing flood risk is critical to protecting homes, local and regional economies, and community well-being. On Safer Ground: Floodplain Buyouts and Community Resilience highlights how local governments across the United States are increasingly turning to buyouts as one strategy to cost effectively reduce flood risk, offer relief to residents, and potentially improve access to open space in urban areas. The report explores best practices for community resilience involving floodplain buyouts and models for partnerships with the private sector.

Read the full report on ULI’s Knowledge Finder. 

Electrify: The Movement to All-Electric Real Estate Now Available
Electrify: The Movement to All-Electric Real Estate, a new report released by the Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance, shows how the commercial real estate industry can shift toward a decarbonized future by moving to all-electric buildings, and the importance of why real estate firms should be ahead of the curve. Electrification is improving real estate’s bottom line, future-proofing portfolios, attracting high-quality tenants, lowering building emissions, and improving the health and safety of building occupants.
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Building Small Is Now Available!

In Building Small, author Jim Heid elevates small as a solution for cities—which catalyzes authentic placemaking, healthy economies, and a sense of community. Offering the firsthand knowledge gained from 15 cities and over 100 interviews with developers, the book articulates what small-scale development means, why it is essential to communities of every size and location, and how community leaders can help remove the obstacles to small. This illustrated, detailed handbook is perfect for entrepreneurial developers, public officials, and students alike.

Buy Building Small in the ULI Bookstore today.

Change for Good: Lessons from ULI's District Council Task Forces for Health and Social Equity Now Available

Member-led task forces organized by ULI district councils in Chicago, Phoenix, Sacramento, and Tampa worked during 2019 and 2020 to address local policy and regulatory barriers to the creation of healthier and more equitable places. Change for Good features executive summaries of each task force, including observations, findings, and recommendations. The report also documents common themes and takeaways gleaned from these experiences.

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Final Showdown – UrbanPlan National Competition
In 2020, ULI held its first-ever UrbanPlan National Student Competition. Ten teams of high school students who completed UrbanPlan in 2020 at school joined. They went through the UrbanPlan exercise again but responded to an additional set of criteria from the city that prompted them to consider COVID-19 and its impact on a community.