Monthly Archives: May 2015

We Can’t Always Get What We Want: New ULI Report, America in 2015, Finds Gap Between Desire For and Availability of Community Attributes Related to Livability

WASHINGTON (May 8, 2015) – Many Americans face significant community design-related barriers to living a healthy life, according to a new report, America in 2015, released today by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). A large number of people, particularly minorities and Millennials, report living in areas that lack easy access to safe places for outdoor physical activity, active transportation systems such as bike lanes, and healthy food options. Among the health related findings: Sixteen percent of Americans, including 18 percent of African Americans and 28 percent of Latinos, say that … Read More

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Event Recap – Housing Trends for Millennials

  On April 29, the ULI Northwest Housing Task Force hosted a sold-out event on millennial housing trends. Keynote speaker Dr. Ali Modarres, Director of Urban Studies at the University of Washington, Tacoma, challenged traditional demographic assumptions pertaining to housing preferences and offered an explanation for the geography of the regional, economic landscape. Presenting findings from his own studies, Dr. Modarres explained how historic transportation decisions, particularly the alignment of the I-5 corridor and lack of regional rail systems, contributed to the establishment of only a few primary employment centers. … Read More

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Featured at ULI Spring Meeting in Houston: Myth and Facts: What Will Millennials Do Next?

If you missed our Housing Trends for Millennials event on Wednesday and are attending the ULI Spring Meeting, be sure to check out the concurrent session “Myth and Facts: What Will Millennials Do Next?” on Wednesday, May 13 at 2:45 PM. Check out the details here, as well as the full Spring Meeting schedule.

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