Monthly Archives: February 2015

ULI Case Study: 680 Folsom Street

The newest ULI Case Study examines the renovation and seismic retrofit of an office space for tech tenants in San Francisco. Read More

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Ed McMahon’s TEDx Talk- Where am I?

Watch ULI’s Senior Resident Fellow Ed McMahon give a TED Talk entitled “Where Am I? The Power of Uniqueness.” Read More

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In 13 States, Land Banks Stabilizing Weakened Municipalities

From 1971 to 2008, only five states passed legislation enabling land banks; but in the last six years, another eight have done so. As vacancies and blight have plagued parts of the United States still recovering from recession and the mortgage foreclosure crisis, so too has land banking grown. There are now some 120 land banks and land-banking programs, with West Virginia joining the list in 2014. Read More

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11 Strategies for Building Community with Affordable Housing

The design quality of affordable housing can have a substantial positive effect on both residents and the surrounding community. Good design uplifts residents, helping strengthen social connections, relieve stress, and enhance a sense of safety and belonging. It also can help repair blighted areas, raise adjacent property values, and attract market-rate development. Read More

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