Emerging Trends in Real Estate® | United States and Canada 2022

Now in its 43rd edition, our annual outlook is one of the most highly regarded reports for the real estate and land use industry. This year, we highlight that flexibility, convenience, and ultimately real estate’s resilience can drive property sector function over the next decade.


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Report: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s Delaware River has all the ingredients to become the next great international urban waterfront—but what to do with the abandoned and deteriorating maritime infrastructure? A new report from ULI’s Advisory Services program outlines opportunities for climate-resilient redevelopment, including the reuse of old industrial piers as resilient, ecological infrastructure in order to anticipate the risks associated with sea-level rise. Find out more and download the report on Knowledge Finder.

Winners Announced for ULI Annual Housing Awards

The Urban Land Institute Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced seven winning residential projects for the 2021 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards, which were celebrated at the 2021 ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago (October 11–14). Meanwhile, affordable and workforce housing policies and programs put in place by the governments of Alexandria, Virginia, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, have been selected as joint winners of the 2021 Urban Land Institute Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Awards.

Find out more about ULI’s Annual Housing Awards.

Equitable Investment in Infrastructure and Housing Now Available

A new, more equitable approach to regional planning and investment is critical to enabling economic growth and opportunity, according to a new report co-published by the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing and the ULI Curtis Infrastructure Initiative. The summary report includes 10 key takeaways for tackling some of the most critical housing and infrastructure challenges facing the United States.

Read the full report on ULI’s Knowledge Finder.

2021 ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development Winner: Jonathan F.P. Rose

One of the housing industry’s most respected practitioners of green, affordable, and mixed-income community development, Jonathan F.P. Rose has been named the 2021 recipient of the ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. The $100,000 ULI prize recognizes an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to community building globally, who has established visionary standards of excellence in the land use and development fields, and whose commitment to creating the highest-quality built environment has led to the betterment of society. Read more.

ULI Foundation Announces $1 Million Gift to Launch Effort to Decarbonize Cities

Owen Thomas, CEO of Boston Properties Inc. and former global chair of ULI, is donating $1 million to launch the Net Zero Imperative, which will convene Institute members to develop ideas and strategies for decarbonizing the built environment.

The Net Zero Imperative will sponsor technical assistance panels in multiple locations worldwide each year, bringing together public- and private-sector leaders to develop a roadmap to accelerate decarbonization efforts for the panel sponsors and the greater community. Find out more.

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