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Axios, April 1: How the pandemic will reshape cities

We spend 90% of our time indoors. “Buildings, if managed poorly, can spread disease. But if we get it right, we can enlist our schools, offices and homes in this fight,” said Whitney Austin Gray, senior vice president of the International Well Building Institute in an Urban Land Institute webinar.

Reuters, April 8: Coronavirus could put 1.5 mln U.S. families on cusp of homelessness

“One of the outcomes will be an increase of another million and a half families of severely cost-burdened, extremely low-income renters,” she told the online discussion on Tuesday, which was organised by the Urban Land Institute, a U.S. nonprofit.

Realty News Report, April 15: ULI Property Panel: The Fallout from COVID-19

Locating the “light at the end of the tunnel” can be challenging, according to property and finance experts at a webinar event organized by the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Land Institute. The horrific global health calamity has hurt all sectors – some more seriously than others.

CBC, May 1: How COVID-19 could change the way cities look and operate after the lockdowns

Rachel MacCleery, senior vice-president at the Urban Land Institute, a city planning think-tank in Washington, D.C., said that “over the short and long term, certain aspects of city life will shift,” from the use of streets and transit to the design of spaces inside buildings.

The New York Times, May 5: Coronavirus Crisis Threatens Push for Denser Housing

Transit-oriented developments “will be much, much more focused on public health,” said John W. Hempelmann, a lawyer in Seattle and a former chairman of the Transit-Oriented Development Council of the Urban Land Institute.

St. Mary’s Now, May 7: Bike trail funding is on a roll

The project is one of the improvements envisioned in an Urban Land Institute study, commissioned by St. Mary Excel, of development opportunities in Morgan City and Berwick.


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