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
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
ULI−Terwilliger Center for Housing is pleased to host its conference, Housing Opportunity 2013, March 20−22, 2013, in Seattle, Washington. View the preliminary program for this exciting three-day event! Housing experts from across the country will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing all sectors of the housing industry. Network with hundreds of housing and real estate professionals and: Discover innovative solutions for financing transit-oriented and mixed-use development. Explore how changing demand across multiple demographic segments, combined with finance opportunities and limitations, will shape the housing market and how you can make the most … Read More
Apply today for ULI’s 2013 Executive Small-Scale Development Program. Now in its second year, this ULI members-only program brings together entrepreneurial developers who are focused on infill and smaller-scale projects. Join this intimate alliance of professionals for its first meeting of the year in New Orleans on Feb. 28 or in Seattle on April 29. For more information on applying be sure to visit the ULI website.
ULI’s next Fall Meeting will be held Nov. 5 to 8 in Chicago, and proposals are now being accepted for concurrent sessions and presentations. Do you have an idea for an engaging presentation or a case study to share with the ULI community? Submit your proposal online.
The ULI Urban Open Space Award celebrates transformative and thoughtful public open spaces. Do you know of an open space project that deserves recognition? Submissions are due March 15th. To learn more, click on the headline above.