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Washington Post, March 8: Factoring the effects of climate change into real estate investments

Among recent reports worth reading is “Climate Risk and Real Estate Investment Decision-Making,” published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Heitman, a real estate investment management firm. This is truly one report that President Trump — real estate developer, investor and owner — might actually want to read. Fundamentally about money, it identifies sources and impacts of “physical” risks and of “transition” risks associated with climate change.

The Fifth Estate, March 12, 2019: It’s time for all investors to wake up and save the planet

Another recent report, Climate Risk and Real Estate Investment Decision-Making, from the Urban Land Institute and Heitman, a real estate investment management firm, warns that access to affordable insurance depends on being able to respond to future risks. 

The Real Deal, March 5, 2019: The Silver Tsunami

Nationally, more than $13.6 billion in transactions took place in the senior housing and care sector in the second quarter of 2018, according to “Emerging Trends in Real Estate,” a 2019 report published by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute.

GreenTech Media, March 6, 2019: How Indoor Space Sensing Makes Buildings Smart and More Efficient

The Urban Land Institute, in its Emerging Trends in Real Estate report for the U.S. and Canada, adds “functional obsolescence is likely to lead to the need for new office space to meet changing tenant demands.” But can technology make it easier to know how to repurpose space, obviating the need to build from the ground up?

EducationDive, March 6, 2019: Urban planning projects can foster team building, new worldviews

Even if projects are never built, though, the design process gives students some insight into how their own neighborhood is constructed. That’s one result from the work UrbanPlan for High Schools, part of the Urban Land Institute, does with high school students during their junior and senior years. Students redesign a fictional community, which helps them parse their own community as well.

The Real Deal, March 1, 2019: The first to the last mile

And a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute noted that just-in-time delivery, the standard in business-to-business shipping for decades, has now spread to business-to-consumer sales. PwC found in a survey that 41 percent of consumers are willing to pay extra for same-day delivery, and another 23 percent would pay extra for delivery in three hours or less.

Business NH Magazine, March 6, 2019: Net-Zero Buildings Spark Interest

Carter Scott of TransFarmations in Brookline is hoping to do just that. He’s in the early stages of developing two agrihoods, which the Urban Land Institute defines as master-planned neighborhoods with working farms or community gardens as a focus. Both agrihoods will have net-zero dwellings as a baseline, with the option of overproducing to power electric cars.

The Indianapolis Star, March 3, 2019: Here’s how a forlorn Irvington shopping center may spark the next Broad Ripple or Mass Ave

Just last month, however, a panel of real estate advisers from the Urban Land Institute, an international land use nonprofit, presented residents and the city with a proposal for what a revived Irvington Plaza could do for the community.

Patch, March 6, 2019: Denver Asks For Input On Voter-Approved Parks Spending

Denver Parks and Recreation is also building on momentum, after being selected to receive one of ten $40,000 grants as part of the 10-Minute Walk campaign on behalf of the National Recreation and Park Association, The Trust for Public Land and the Urban Land Institute.

Fast Company, March 6, 2019: Need land for parks and housing? There are plenty of useless golf courses to repurpose

“I think that there is an opportunity given the fact that we have land shortages in lots of our fast-growth cities and suburbs and we have an overabundance of golf courses,” says Ed McMahon, a senior resident fellow at the nonprofit research and education organization the Urban Land Institute. “I think you’re going to see in the future an even greater push to redevelop some of this land into other things.”

Metro, March 5, 2019: Could $162 million development re-awaken ‘sleeping giant’ of North Philly?

The project got a thumbs-up in a January 2018 report undertaken by the Urban Land Institute on behalf of Philly city planners, which found it has “great potential” as long as it maintains strong community engagement.


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