|WASHINGTON (January 2019)
The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) strategic communications team is ready to assist you with interview and research requests. For your benefit, we offer these events, tips, and ideas related to land use and urban development issues:
The Urban Land Institute will hold its 2019 Spring Meeting April 16-18 at the Music City Center in Nashville. The Spring Meeting routinely draws nearly 3,000 of ULI’s most engaged members, including renowned industry experts from around the world sharing insights on all aspects of real estate. A major focus for the 2019 gathering will be the ongoing evolution of urban areas into thriving places that are drawing talented workers and businesses, and which are magnets for investment. The Nashville metropolitan area, which has experienced an extraordinary renaissance and substantial growth over the past several years, is a prime example of this movement.
ULI has created a comprehensive app to assist you in getting the most out of your experience at the 2019 Spring Meeting this April. After you register for the event, don’t forget to download the ULI Events app for a variety of benefits and key features that include a detailed calendar of events, social media access, and inside information.
|Building Healthy Places Initiative releases two new reports: Two new reports are now available from ULI’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance. Healthy Housing for All: How Affordable Housing Is Leading the Way, a collaboration between ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative, the ULI Affordable and Workforce Housing Council, and the Center for Active Design, examines innovations and lessons from health-oriented affordable housing projects for the broader housing market place, illuminating how a focus on health can lead to positive outcomes for both developers and residents. The second ULI report, Agrihoods: Cultivating Best Practices, illustrates strategies for creating successful real estate projects centered around farms and other food production spaces.|
|Outlook for the Sharing Economy: The winter edition of Urban Land Magazine featured five prominent members ULI’s Sharing Economy Product Council, including new Americas Chairman Jack Chandler, discussing how the sharing economy will shake up the real estate industry. The members see that there are vast opportunities for the sharing economy, such as enhancing market analysis and changing the way those in real estate think about the ways buildings are utilized. Technologies such as blockchain and autonomous vehicles are trends that the industry should pay close attention to in the future, as they have the potential to transform transactions and interactions.|
|The Continued Rise of 18-Hour Cities: ULI is continuing to monitor the trend of smaller cities becoming hubs for investment and development. The rise of “18-hour” cities in the U.S. — smaller cities with high appeal in terms of livability, affordability, employment offerings, and recreational and cultural amenities – is a movement with significant economic growth implications, in terms of where companies and people choose to put down roots.|
|ULI Annual Report: The Urban Land Institute released its FY 2018 Annual Report in December. Titled “Leading Change,” the report highlights the commitment of ULI members to build thriving communities worldwide. It includes numerous examples of member engagement, including advising Los Angeles on mitigating homelessness, providing expertise to inform housing and resilience research, and helping educate high school and undergraduate students on challenges related to urban development.|
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