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ULI Expands Product Councils

By Brett Widness December 4, 2017 In response to growing interest in the Institute’s product councils, ULI is expanding the program, adding five brand-new councils and five new flights of existing councils in 2018. Council chairs are actively recruiting members for their individual councils. For more information or to apply, please visit navigator.uli.org/newproductcouncils. Finding the Right Mix for Ten New Product Councils

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Real estate researcher: ‘We are in a long cycle, not boom or bust’

Re-posted with permission from Anne Wallace Allen – Idaho Business Review November 14, 2017 Remember how the millennials were all moving to the city, eschewing automobiles and prompting apartment growth? Well, that generation – born in the 1980s and early 1990s – is growing up, and now they’re headed to the suburbs. And not just any suburbs, either – they’re looking for suburbs that offer a high quality of life and a low cost of living, be it in their own city or one that is on the other side … Read More

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Ride Sharing and Driverless Cars Are Game-Changers for Real Estate and Cities

By Jeremy Harper, October 25, 2017 in Urban Land The coming wave of ride-hailing companies and driverless cars will push down levels of vehicle ownership, reduce parking demand, and transform the way that city planners, real estate owners, and consumers interact with urban space, a panel of experts said at the ULI Fall Meeting. Consumer adoption of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft has already started affecting how some private urban developments and municipal projects are built, but the large-scale implementation of autonomous vehicles over the next decade will have … Read More

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Richard Florida Notes Unexpected Effects of the Creative Class’s Rise

Article in Urban Land By Patrick J. Kiger October 24, 2017 Urban theorist Richard Florida vaulted into prominence in 2004 with his book The Rise of the Creative Class, which described how growing clusters of knowledge workers in urban areas were reshaping the economy and determining which places thrived or withered. As Florida explained in a talk at the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles, that trend turned out to be faster and more powerful than his forecast—and it came with negative consequences that he had not foreseen. Read Complete … Read More

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ULI Partners on “10-Minute Walk” Campaign for Urban Parks

By Trisha Riggs Urban Land magazine – October 11, 2017 ULI has joined with 127 of the most influential U.S. mayors, along with the Trust for Public Land and the National Recreation and Park Association in launching a historic “10-minute walk” parks advocacy campaign, establishing the ambitious goal that all Americans should live within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of a high-quality park or green space. Read More

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HP Inc.’s Boise Idaho Campus Awarded SITES Gold for Achievement in Landscape Sustainability

BOISE, Idaho – October 17, 2017 – Today, HP Inc. announced its Boise Idaho Campus was awarded Gold under the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) rating system. Owned and administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), SITES is the most comprehensive program for designing, developing and maintaining sustainable landscapes. Read More

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RFQ – Vista Avenue Healthy Corridor Project Creative PlaceMaking Project

Introduction: The Urban Land Institute of Idaho (ULI) is seeking qualifications from interested individuals in developing a creative placemaking project for Vista Avenue sidewalks. Scope of work:The endeavor could be a permanent or temporary public art installation, cultural event, way-finding, sign(s), performance art, or any other endeavor the animates the sidewalks through engagement of the immediate neighborhood, and furthers the objectives of the ULI Healthy Corridor Project. Equally important to the project is the engagement of community in the development of the creative product. The selected contractor will work with … Read More

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Global CEO Patrick Phillips on ULI’s Leadership in Urban Resilience

Written by Patrick Phillips ULI Global CEO: The devastation caused by the recent natural disasters in the Americas is a timely reminder of the connection between land use and urban resilience. With so much about the built environment now under scrutiny — in terms of what’s built, and how and where it’s being built — the Urban Land Institute’s work has never been more necessary or relevant. Drawing upon our 80-year track record of leadership in urban design and development, we will continue to help communities become more resilient, livable … Read More

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Defining Housing Affordability

Source: HUD User (Reposted with Permission from HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), ) Housing programs in the United States have long measured housing affordability in terms of percentage of income. In the 1940s, the maximum affordable rent for federally subsidized housing was set at 20 percent of income, which rose to 25 percent of income in 1969 and 30 percent of income in 1981. Over time, the 30 percent threshold also became the standard for owner-occupied housing, and it remains the indicator of affordability for housing in the … Read More

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Proposed ‘UN Urban’ would coordinate global approach to urbanization

The following article appeared in citiscope on August 17, 2017 and is written by Gregory Scruggs. “A global panel of experts has recommended the creation of a first-ever international body focused on urban sustainability. The panel was formed at the behest of U. N. Secretary-General António Guterres, who subsequently indicated his support for the creation of such an entity, being referred to as “UN Urban”. read more  

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