As Global Economic and Political Uncertainty Rises, Real Estate Investors Grow More Cautious, Says Global Edition of Emerging Trends in Real Estate® from ULI, PwC

Real estate investors are becoming increasingly cautious due to concerns over political uncertainty, trade wars and slowing economic growth in key markets across the world, according to the 2019 global edition of Emerging Trends in Real Estate®, an annual report measuring real estate investor sentiment that is published jointly by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC. The report notes that as investors are attempting to buttress against these headwinds, they are simultaneously overhauling traditional business and valuation models in response to changing consumer demands….
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New Research on Transforming Unhealthy Corridors into Vibrant, Healthy Places Released by Urban Land Institute and Smart Growth America

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has released two new research reports on the challenges and opportunities presented by unhealthy corridors: Blind Spots: How Unhealthy Corridors Harm Communities and How to Fix Them  and Envisioning Healthy Corridors: Lessons from Four Communities….
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Teams Representing the University of Cincinnati, University of Texas at Austin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University Advance in ULI Hines Student Competition

A graduate student team from the University of Cincinnati, two teams from the University of Texas at Austin, and a team with students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University have been selected as the four finalists for the 17th annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Student Competition, an ideas competition that challenges graduate students to devise a comprehensive design and development scheme for an actual site in an urban area….
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The Urban Land Institute to Advise Central Atlanta Progress on Planning and Development of the “Stitch,” a Proposal for Vibrant Park Space Along I-75 and I-85 Connector

A group of nationally renowned land use, urban design and real estate experts representing the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will be visiting Atlanta February 24-March 1 to provide strategic advice on the funding, planning and development of the Stitch, a proposal for a freeway “lid” with vibrant park space situated between Interstate 75 and Interstate 85 in the city’s downtown….
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Morgan City and Berwick Can Thrive Through Cooperation Rather than Competition: Urban Land Institute

The communities of Morgan City and Berwick have the potential to emerge from years of oil industry decline and become proactive in building success if they cooperate with each other and the surrounding parishes rather than compete with each other, according to the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Sponsored by St. Mary’s Excel, ULI’s recommendations are included in a report released this week following a visit to Morgan City and Berwick last year by a group of land use and urban development experts convened by the Institute to advise the cities on how best to grow and expand their local economies….
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Urban Land Institute to Advise the City of Indianapolis, Indiana On Redeveloping the Irvington Plaza Area

A group of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts representing the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will be making recommendations next week to the City of Indianapolis and the Department of Metropolitan Development on how to best redevelop the Irvington Plaza area. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary real estate organization whose work is driven by 42,000-plus members dedicated to responsible land use and building thriving, sustainable communities….
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Impacts of Climate Change on Real Estate Highlight Need for a Better Understanding of Risk Assessment Practices, Says New Report From ULI and Heitman

A new report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global multidisciplinary real estate organization, and Heitman LLC (Heitman), a global real estate investment management firm, points to the pressing need for greater understanding throughout the industry of the investment risks posed by the impacts of climate change. It also highlights proactive measures by Heitman and other leading firms to stay at the forefront of mitigation strategies and accurately price risk into investment decisions….
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Erie Can Be Reimagined by Embracing Change and Capitalizing on Competitive Advantages: Urban Land Institute

The city of Erie, Pennsylvania, is on the cusp of change and can be reimagined if the city embraces the land use, economic and technological changes that are affecting growth in Erie and other cities in the Rust Belt, according to the Urban Land Institute (ULI). ULI’s recommendations are included in a report released this week following a visit to Erie last year by a group of land use and urban development experts convened by the Institute to advise the Erie Downtown Development Council on how to best revitalize the downtown core.

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Urban Land Institute’s Efforts to Promote Building for Health and Wellness are Supported by New Grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Foundation a $2 million grant to support ULI’s efforts to advance healthy real estate and community development practices. An additional grant of $50,000 was also awarded to support activities which further collaboration between ULI and its partners on health. ULI is a global real estate organization with more than 42,000 members dedicated to creating thriving, sustainable communities. The ULI Foundation provides philanthropic support for the Urban Land Institute’s mission-focused programs….
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