Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Center for Active Design Announces its First Annual Excellence Awards Recognizing Innovation in Design to Promote Public Health

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The Center for Active Design Announces its First Annual Excellence Awards Recognizing Innovation in Design to Promote Public Health Active Design is quickly gaining momentum as an effective solution to the rise in chronic diseases, recognized as today’s greatest health epidemics. The Center for Active Design is the leader of this new design and health movement. The Center for Active Design today announced the winners of the first annual Center for Active Design Excellence award. This is the first ever Active Design awards competition recognizing the role design plays in addressing … Read More

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New ULI Publication Documents the Economic Benefits of Developing Healthy Places

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New ULI Publication Documents the Economic Benefits of Developing Healthy Places Released this week at the ULI Spring Meeting in Vancouver, ULI’s Building for Wellness: The Business Case examines the investment payback on incorporating amenities that promote health and wellness, how developers have pursued this objective, and the resulting market response. The report was prepared as part of ULI’s Building Healthy Places initiative, a two-year global program of work that seeks to raise awareness of the connections between health and the built environment, and to encourage the development of communities that are conducive … Read More

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Resilient Cities Research Report featured in New Urban Land Magazine Article

Resilient Cities Research Report featured in New Urban Land Magazine Article Originally published in UrbanLand By Richard Barkham Real estate investors often worry that their portfolios might be pummeled by economic factors such as rising interest rates. But there are plenty of other concerns—rising sea levels, earthquakes, overpopulation, social inequity, pollution, crime, and poorly functioning government. Globalization, climate change, and aging populations are creating dramatic changes at the country, city, and neighborhood level. These changes, in turn, are likely to have a profound impact on the built environment. READ MORE HERE. Related: Resilient … Read More

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Register Today! Webinar: In the Mix – Getting Residential Development in Mixed Use Communities Right

Register Today! Webinar: In the Mix – Getting Residential Development in Mixed Use Communities Right Join the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing for an engaging discussion with experienced developers on how to sustain the long-term vibrancy and economic viability of residential development in mixed use communities. ULI Housing Interchange Webinar Series Presents: In the Mix – Getting Residential Development in Mixed Use Communities Right April 23, 2014, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET Register Today!   This ULI Housing Interchange Webinar Series program will highlight the necessary ingredients to develop and … Read More

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Quality of Infrastructure is a Top Deal Maker or Breaker for Real Estate Investment and Development Decisions, Says Infrastructure 2014 Report from ULI and EY

Quality of Infrastructure is a Top Deal Maker or Breaker for Real Estate Investment and Development Decisions, Says Infrastructure 2014 Report from ULI and EY The quality of infrastructure systems – including transportation, utilities, and telecommunications – is a top factor influencing real estate investment and development decisions in cities around the world, sharing a high ranking with consumer demand in terms of importance, according to a survey of public- and private-sector leaders conducted by the Urban Land Institute and EY. The findings are included in the Infrastructure 2014: Shaping the … Read More

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Congratulations to the 2014 Hines Competition Winners

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Congratulations to the 2014 Hines Competition Winners A team of graduate students representing the University of Maryland took top honors at the 12th annual ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition with its winning plan to redevelop a Nashville neighborhood as a healthy community. An ideas competition, the ULI Hines program is designed to simulate an actual urban design and development scenario. The 2014 competition was based on a hypothetical situation in which the site owners had asked for a proposal that transforms the historic Sulphur Dell neighborhood. As … Read More

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