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Emerging Trends 2017: Authentic Neighborhoods, Affordability, and Vibrant Local Economies Drive Ascent of 18-Hour Cities

Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth are the top two markets for real estate development and investment identified in Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2017, released recently by ULI and PwC. The Texas cities capped a top ten list dominated by 18-hour cities known for their vibrant economies, relative affordability, and authentic neighborhoods. Only two gateway cities, Los Angeles and San Francisco, cracked the top-ten markets to watch, indicating continued investor interest in secondary markets where job growth is strong and the quality of life high, such as Portland, Oregon; Nashville; and Charlotte. Read More

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NOMINATIONS OPEN: 2016 Impact Awards

Nominations are now open for the Urban Land Institute’s Oklahoma District Council’s 2016 Impact Awards. This year’s award winners will be announced February 10, 2017 at Will Roger’s Theater in Oklahoma City. The annual event highlights projects that further the goals of the Urban Land Institute, through the responsible use of land and creating thriving communities. The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 21, 2016 at 5:00 pm. Read More

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ULI OK EVENTS COMING UP!

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Our calendar feature to the left announcing upcoming events is not working. So please click on this story to learn about our two great events!

New Approaches to Affordable Housing- April 15th AND NW Arkansas Peer City Trip- APril 28th and 29th Read More

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Devon Energy Center Finalist for ULI Global Excellence Award

Twenty-two real estate developments have been selected as finalists in the 2015 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence competition, widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious award programs. Devon Energy Center of Oklahoma City was named a finalist! Read More

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Myriad Gardens OKC Finalist for ULI Urban Open Space Award

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced six finalist projects for its global Urban Open Space Award, an annual competition that recognizes outstanding examples of successful large- and small-scale public spaces that have socially enriched and revitalized the economy of their surrounding communities. This year’s finalists are Marina Bay in Singapore; Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois; Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Thousand Lantern Lake Park System in Foshan, Guangdong, China; Tongva Park and Ken Genser Square in Santa Monica, California; and Washington Canal Park in Washington, D.C. An international … Read More

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Introducing ULI’s 2014 Annual Report

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The goal of ULI’s 2014 Annual Report is to capture and celebrate a broad range of ULI impacts and accomplishments from fiscal year 2014—July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014—while spotlighting stories of members who deliver on ULI’s mission every day. This year, we are presenting the Annual Report in a digital-first format to create a more interactive, dynamic, and visually compelling experience. Read More

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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?

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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

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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

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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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