Real Estate Economic Forecast: What's Next?

Membership at ULI provides access to trends, lessons learned, and a powerful network of multidisciplinary professionals. Join ULI to find out what’s ahead through 2023 and get the latest insights about post-pandemic economy impacts at the members-only 2021 ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast.


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Global Goals: A Primer on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals for Real Estate Now Available

In 2015, the United Nations released the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which included 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to end poverty while also improving global health, reducing inequality, and protecting the planet. Global Goals: A Primer on The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals for Real Estate provides a general overview of why real estate firms are aligning with the SDGs, how they assess which of the SDGs are relevant to their business, how they align with the SDGs, and how they are being reported on, using current examples from the industry.

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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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Team Representing Three Toronto-Area Universities Wins 2021 ULI Hines Student Competition

A redevelopment plan for a Kansas City, Missouri, site presented by a team, called Fusion, composed of students from Ryerson University, York University, and the University of Toronto has taken top honors in the 2021 Urban Land Institute (ULI) / Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. This year’s competition asked students for proposals to create a thriving mixed-use, mixed-income area in the East Village neighborhood in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Read more about the winners here.

Emerging Trends in Real Estate®: Global Outlook 2021

The latest report by PwC and ULI highlights a clear global narrative of COVID-19 as an “accelerator of existing trends”, such as digitalization and online shopping, while at the same time reinforcing the real estate industry’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) agenda. More companies than ever before are putting climate change and decarbonization strategies at the heart of the way they do business as they respond to the pressures of the pandemic.

Download 2021 Emerging Trends in Real Estate®: Global Outlook on Knowledge Finder.

The Pandemic and the Public Realm

Featuring more than 30 public realm innovations implemented since public health measures began in spring 2020, The Pandemic and the Public Realm: Global Innovations for Health, Social Equity, and Sustainability showcases how cities around the United States and the world have implemented transformative changes to the public realm to address new challenges and meet new needs during a time of crisis.

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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.