Monthly Archives: August 2014

Building Healthy Places at the ULI Fall Meeting

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Building Healthy Places at the ULI Fall Meeting ULI’s 2014 Fall Meeting, to be held here in New York City from October 21–23 and will feature rich content about how to create healthy places and communities. Can’t-miss sessions on Wednesday, October 22, include: Housing and Health: From Research to Real Deals Growing Food, Neighborhoods, and Profits Building Healthy Places: Development Strategies That Work for Health and the Bottom Line Thursday, October 23, will start with an 8:00 AM “Pop-up Café” highlighting the new WELL Building Standard, where meeting attendees will have the chance to … Read More

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New ULI Report on Housing, Health, and Resilience

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New ULI Report on Housing, Health, and Resilience A new ULI report, Housing in America: Integrating Health, Housing, and Resilience in a Changing Environment, explores the links between housing, community health, and resilience to extreme weather. The report—the latest in the Housing in America series—was prepared by the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing and the Building Healthy Places Initiative. It will be released at ULI’s Building the Resilient City conference in San Francisco next week, and available for download here by September 5. 

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Last Chance: Apply for a Fall Meeting Scholarship

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Last Chance: Apply for a Fall Meeting Scholarship A free registration to the 2014 Fall Meeting in New York City could be yours! Apply by August 29 to one of ULI’s two scholarship programs: The Wells Fargo ULI Student Scholarship Program awards scholarships to undergraduate students and students obtaining a master’s degree in real estate. Special interest will be placed on those participating or interested in green building practice. The Women’s Leadership Initiative Scholarship supports the professional development of ULI women members. Scholarships will be awarded in recognition of a member’s contributions to ULI and demonstrated commitment … Read More

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CBCNY Releases Second Report on Affordable Housing

CBCNY Releases Second Report on Affordable Housing The Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) just released its second in a four-part series of policy briefs exploring housing affordability versus location affordability in New York City.  Entitled “The Rent’s Too Damn High! But the Metrocard Is a Pretty Good Deal,” the report finds that the city’s low transpiration costs and high incomes make New York a far less expensive location compared to other American cities. Read the complete report here.

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Built By Women Call For Nominations

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Built By Women Call For Nominations The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) is looking to identify 100 outstanding structures and built environments, contemporary or historic, that were designed and/or constructed by women for their Built By Women New York City recognition honor. BWAF, an organization dedicated to changing the building industry culture to allow for greater acknowledgement and respect of women’s work, is currently accepting nominations. Built By Women nominations require that the structures and built environments must have been a woman-led design (architecture, engineering or landscape) or construction, from … Read More

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Abby Hamlin Credited with Brooklyn Townhouse Boom

Abby Hamlin, Credited with Brooklyn Townhouse Boom The New York Times Real Estate section explains how Abby Hamlin, president of Hamlin Ventures, is credited with the recent boom in townhouse building in the Boerum Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. Read the full article here.

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