Category Archives: Walkable Urban Places

The Value of Walkable Urban Places Conference Recap

On September 21, over 125 people gathered to discuss Walkable Urban Places in Metro DC. The conference focused on new research from the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at George Washington University. Chris Leinberger, director of the Center, summarized the study of key urban areas and walkability. There are three elements that define WalkUps: Economics:  the current inventory Forward Ranking:  the change in market share in this real estate cycle (over 5 years) Social Equity:  the need to suggest gentrification including its downsides Michael Rodriguez, Director of Research … Read More

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Advisory: Walkable Urban Metro Washington Conference

ULI Washington has announced the date and location for the 5th Annual Walkable Urban Places Conference. This year’s conference will focus on the impact walkability will have on the future of real estate development. Who: ULI Washington, The George Washington University’s Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis and the School of Public Health What: 2016 Walkable Urban Metro Washington: The Future of Real Estate Development Where: George Washington University Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21St St NW, Washington, DC United States When: Wednesday, September 21st, 2016, 8:00am-12:30pm ULI Washington will … Read More

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ULI Washington’s Fourth Annual Walkable Urban Places Conference: Healthy Places and the Built Environment Event Recap

On November 9, 2015, a full-day workshop on Health and the Built Environment was held at GWU’s Marvin Center. There were three panels and two keynote presentations, all of which contained insightful thinking about how health is being incorporated into real estate and planning. Speakers focused on walkability, building and community design, design of health facilities, and value of healthy design, among others. Some general takeaways from the day are: Every community has different walkability challenges and assets that should be evaluated in light of potential economic development opportunities Developers … Read More

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ULI’s Implementing Walkable Urban Development and Place Management Event Highlights

Please see below for some highlights from ULI’s Implementing Walkable Urban Development and Place Management event. At the event, panelists shared their experiences of taking risks in untested neighborhoods. The panel included Deputy Mayor Victor Hoskins, Barbara Byron, Director of Community Revitalization in Fairfax County, Jair Lynch, President of Jair Lynch Development Partners, Ellen McCarthy, Principal of McCarthy Urban Associates, and Jodie McLean, President of EDENS. While the projects that the panelists discussed ranged from redevelopment of suburban industrial sites to urban infill projects in high-crime neighborhoods to, all of … Read More

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