Category Archives: Reports

Introducing ULI’s 2014 Annual Report

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. This is in line with ULI’s commitment to sustainable business practices. Another benefit of this format is the ease with which you can share the report with … Read More

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Emerging Trends 2015

Lou Frey and Dick Bachelor at Trends 2015

On January 30, 2015, ULI Central Florida held its annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate conference. At the half-day event, guest speakers and panelists shared their 2015 forecasts and projects with over 200 registrants from industries including real estate, development, urban planning, and architecture. With a recovering economy and positive job growth particularly in Orlando, the general outlook for 2015 was positive, albeit cautious. Jobs, oil, and Millennials proved to be steadfast topics of discussion throughout the event. Back by popular demand, local political commentators Lou Frey and Dick Bachelor … Read More

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5 Florida DCs publish Building a Healthier Florida

With the help of a FY14 ULI Innovation Grant, the five Florida District Councils held Building Healthy Places (BHP) workshops across the state, culminating in a publication named Building a Healthier Florida. The publication, available here, highlights very different places and challenges in each district council suggesting BHP criteria and strategies to improve the built environment. BHP and the strategies were also a major focus of a General Session at the 2014 ULI Florida Summit, which had almost 500 attendees. The BHP focus allowed the DCs to attract new sponsors and supporters … Read More

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Post: Adaptive Reuse

End Market Photo Essay Construction Orlando Local Food by Tina Craig

Often times, older structures fall behind in our fast-paced, sprawling development style. Technology, politics, and economics all contribute to this decline, often leaving nothing more than a vacant eye sore. An urban planning method, known as adaptive reuse, is looking to reverse this trends one project at a time.   The mission of adaptive reuse, as defined by MIT, is “to prolong the period from cradle-to-grave for a building by retaining all or most of the structural system and as much as possible of other elements, such as cladding, glass, and interior partitions.” … Read More

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Infrastructure 2013: Global Priorities, Global Insights Released Friday

Annual infrastructure report from ULI and Ernst & Young, released at ULI’s Spring Meeting in San Diego Friday, captures global infrastructure insights. Infrastructure 2013: Global Priorities, Global Insights is the seventh in a series of global infrastructure reports produced by the Urban Land Institute and Ernst & Young. The report assesses the state of infrastructure globally, connecting strong infrastructure investment decisions to national and metropolitan prosperity. Infrastructure 2013 includes: Up-to-date information on the latest infrastructure investment trends, challenges, and innovations; Coverage of the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and the Asia Pacific region; Informative … Read More

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Tech-Savvy Gen Y Flocks to Stores

Despite being far more tech-savvy than previous generations, Generation Y, the 80-million strong cohort of Americans between the ages of 18 and 35, has not forsaken shopping in stores for online purchasing—as long as retailers keep their offerings “fresh” and interesting, says a new report from ULI. Generation Y: Shopping and Entertainment in the Digital Age explores the shopping preferences of Gen Yers, who associate shopping with socializing, and who place a high value on living close to retail. It notes that while Gen Yers enjoy shopping and dining out, they … Read More

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Where Americans Want to Live: ULI Report Explores Community Preferences

A new ULI report underscores the influence that growing demographic groups in the U.S.–in particular Generation Y, African Americans, and Latinos–will have on reshaping urban growth patterns by spurring more development of compact, mixed-use communities with reliable, convenient transit service. Read more about the findings in the America in 2013 report.   Click here to view the key findings. Click here to view the final report. Click here to view the appendices.

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