August 28, 2013

Beyond Bricks and Sticks

A weekly digest of current trends in housing and community development. The discussion examines topics from infrastructure to community fabric.

Lessons from Arlington, VA

(RECAP: The transformation of a suburban community into a model of effective urban planning and a model for maintaining a high quality of life in the face of tremendous growth and change.)

Revitalization Outlook: What Strategies Can Help Make Urban Cores More Vibrant?

(RECAP: Members of ULI’s Urban Revitalization Council discuss ways to catalyze investment and development in the urban core, the demographic factors influencing the popularity of urban living and how different sectors of the real estate market are faring in the urban core.)

Five Fantastic Ideas for Public Furniture in Cities

(RECAP: The ability of great public furniture to inspire innovation and pride can uplift a community and revitalize public spaces.)

Growing a Stronger Nonprofit Housing Sector

(RECAP: High-capacity nonprofit housing enterprises that can achieve efficiencies of scale have an important role to play in addressing the affordable housing crisis and policy makers should help them do so.)

How One Group of Seniors Bucked Convention and Avoided the Retirement Home

(RECAP: A non-profit membership organization that provides free or low-cost services to seniors who have chosen to live in their own homes may be the answer for millions of baby-boomers.)

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