Research & Publications

The mission of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing is to create and sustain mixed-income, mixed-use neighborhoods that incorporate a full spectrum of housing choices. The Center achieves its mission through a multifaceted program of work including research and publications that examine data, policies and best practices in housing. In this section, explore our current and past research efforts as well as selected reports. The featured projects and reports represent the range of housing issues address through the Center’s program of work: innovations in master-planned communities; the intersection of housing affordability and transportation costs; and the role of demographics in housing policy and practice.

Recent Research & Publications

How Smarter Land Use Policies Can Strengthen Local Housing Markets

A new Urban Land Institute (ULI) report, Yes in My Backyard, shows how state and local governments can…

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Evolving U.S. Suburbs Continue to Shape Residential Demand and Development


Suburban housing markets across the United States are evolving rapidly and overall remain well positioned to maintain their…

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Demographic Strategies for Real Estate


Rising numbers of female executives, affluent immigrants, younger and older workers, and retirees will have a profound influence…

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The Economics of Inclusionary Development

Emerald Vista, Dublin, California. (© 2013 Jeff Peters, Vantage Point Photography Inc.)

Cities are increasingly using their zoning authority to encourage the development of new workforce housing units. A study…

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Doing Well by Doing Good: Innovative Financing Vehicles Preserving Workforce and Affordable Housing

Preserving Multifamily Workforce and Affordable Housing

Discover investment opportunities in the preservation of workforce and affordable housing.

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Key Housing Findings from the America in 2015 Survey

America in 2015 Cover

Discover important housing-related highlights from ULI's survey of Americans' community preferences, including mobility, affordability and more.

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ULI Multifamily Product Councils Publish New Research about Micro Units

The Macro View on Micro Units report was published by the ULI Multifamily Product Councils (Blue, Bronze, Gold, & Silver flights) with funding from the ULI Foundation.

In fall 2013,the Urban Land Institute Multifamily Housing Councils were awarded a ULI Foundation research grant to evaluate…

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Residential Futures II: Thought-Provoking Ideas on What’s Next for Multigenerational Housing and Intergenerational Communities


In the spring of 2013, the leadership of two ULI product councils - the Senior Housing Council and…

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Housing in America: Integrating Housing, Health, and Resilience in a Changing Environment

Housing in America 2014_COVER

Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and causing more damage in cities across the United States, which…

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