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(WASHINGTON) May 22, 2013 — The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) communications department is ready to assist you with interview and research requests. For your benefit, we offer these leads, tips and ideas related to land-use issues.
Tech-Savvy Gen Yers Still Flock to Stores, Challenging Brick ‘n Mortar Retailers to Keep Up: ULI Report … According to a new report from ULI, tech-savvy Generation Yers, has not forsaken shopping in brick ‘n mortar stores for the online purchasing – as long as retailers keep their offerings “fresh” and interesting. The research report released last week at the ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego is based on an online survey of 1,251 Gen Yers conducted by ULI and Lachman Associates, a focus group conducted at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, and a literature search. 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 tend to bore easily, compelling retailers to constantly update their merchandise and find new ways to engage these consumers. Read more about the report or contact us to speak with an ULI expert.
Connecting Health and Land Use Planning in Urban, Suburban and Rural Settings … ULI just completed a series of three advisory services panels focused on the principles of design and its impact on human health and well-being. The panels’ assignments — which looked at three different Colorado communities with different typologies: urban, suburban, and rural – signify the first time the institute’s 66-year old advisory services program has concentrated specifically on the connection between health and land use. Contact us for more information on the panels and to speak with an ULI expert.
The Future of Housing Demand Is Compact, Urban, and Transit-friendly … 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. America in 2013, released during ULI’s Spring Meeting last week in San Diego, is based on a nationwide survey of 1,202 adults conducted between January 16 and February 3, 2013. Among the report’s many findings, survey results suggests that demand will continue to rise for infill residential development that is less car-dependent, while demand could wane for isolated development in outlying suburbs. Read more about the report and contact us to speak with an ULI expert.
State and Local Governments Lead the Way In U.S. Infrastructure Delivery … State and local governments in the U.S. are leading the way in delivering infrastructure projects against a backdrop of budget constraints and an ongoing lack of consensus about future investments by the federal government, according to a joint report from the ULI and Ernst & Young. Infrastructure 2013: Global Priorities, Global Insights points out that 75 percent of all infrastructure funding in the U.S. is supplied by state and local governments while infrastructure spending as a percentage of GDP has shrunk to only 2.4 percent from its peak of more than 3 percent during the 1960s. Making matters more complicated, uncertainty of federal support is leading state and local governments to advocate for local tax increases and higher user fees and tolls to pay for key infrastructure investments. Read more about the report or contact us to speak with an ULI expert.
Missed the ULI Spring Meeting? Roundup Coverage Is Now Available … If you were unable to be in San Diego for last week ULI’s Spring Meeting, you can read roundup coverage in Urban Land magazine. ULI’s annual Spring and Fall meetings have a reputation of providing industry reporters with the most timely and relevant analyses of where the industry is heading. These two meetings provide national reporters with access to some of the most influential real estate voices and thought leaders, along with the latest updates and insights on a wide variety of issues and trends affecting commercial real estate and land use. Visit Urban Land magazine for Spring Meeting coverage.
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The Urban Land Institute (www.uli.org) is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has nearly 30,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.