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Valley Regional Transit wants your input on the ValleyConnect 2.0 plan.

Valley Regional Transit recently released the final draft of the ValleyConnect 2.0 plan. The plan provides a blueprint for design principles and performance measures for future transit development in Ada and Canyon counties. It provides for two conceptual network scenarios – intermediate and growth. VRT is currently in the community comment phase of ValleyConnect 2.0. Your input is important and will play a large role in shaping the final version of the plan. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey about ValleyConnect 2.0. Here is the link to … Read More

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Equity: A Natural Next Step in the Evolution of Cities

By Henry Cisneros January 8, 2018 – Urban Land An excerpt from Building Equitable Cities: How to Drive Economic Mobility and Regional Growth by Henry Cisneros, former mayor of San Antonio and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Cisneros co-wrote the new ULI book with Janis Bowdler and Jeffrey Lubell. Available at the ULI Bookstore and Amazon. Read more

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Artist Designed Traffic Box Wraps

OPPORTUNITY: Boise City invites artists to apply for an opportunity to submit artwork for the 2018 Traffic Box Program. Selected artists will be paid $1,000 to create a design to be fabricated into a vinyl wrap. Designs may include digital images of illustrations, paintings, computer designed digital images, quilts, mosaics, photographed sculptures, photographs, and more. The vinyl wrap will cover all four sides of the traffic box; Templates will be provided to the artists to use as guides. The City may select up to 20 artists or artist teams to … Read More

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Urban Land’s Most Popular Articles of 2017

Re-posted article By Brett Widness December 18, 2017 in Urban Land “As we close the books on 2017, we wanted to look back on the topics that resonated most with the readers of Urban Land Online in the past year. In a year with much uncertainty, our January piece on trends to watch was more popular than ever. Another popular piece focused on the future of American suburbs, with research provided by John Burns Real Estate Consulting in partnership with ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing. Other popular pieces looked at … Read More

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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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