Monthly Archives: October 2016

Vision Awards Project of the Year Winner Wynwood Walls Awarded One of ULI’s 2016 Global Awards for Excellence

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DALLAS (October 27, 2016)—Eleven real estate development projects from around the globe have been selected as winners in the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2016 Global Awards for Excellence program, widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious awards programs. This year’s winners—representing projects in Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America—were honored today at the ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas. The program, established in 1979, recognizes real estate projects that achieve a high standard of excellence in design, construction, economics, planning, and management. Open to the entire industry … Read More

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Miami Needs Big Toolkit to Add Affordable Housing, panel says

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A holistic approach to boosting the supply of affordable housing is the best one, say local experts, as there’s not a single policy that will lower the number of Miami’s working households paying an increasing percentage of their income on rent or mortgages. Here in the Miami metro area, there are 275, 000 working households that earn between 60% and 120% of the median income and are paying more than half of what they earn for their housing, said Stockton Williams, executive Director of the Urban Land Institute’s Center for … Read More

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There’s No single Solution for Lack of Affordable Housing

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Local governments could make building permit processes more efficient, panelists said. A complete set of public policies is more likely than a solitary solution to expand the availability of affordable housing, a director of the Urban Land Institute said during a panel presentation Wednesday in Miami. “There is no one policy tool that in and of itself is going to make a dramatic difference on this problem,” said Stockton Williams, executive director of ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing. “The good news is a number of cities are starting to put … Read More

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Bank of America Announces ULI as a 2016 Community Development Grant Recipient

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Strong, vibrant neighborhoods are foundational to the overall economic health of our community. Yet, we know that particularly in low-to-moderate income areas, people struggle to access affordable housing and continuous revitalization of these neighborhoods is needed to create a better living environment for individuals and families. While South Florida boasts some of the best places to live, more work needs to be done to ensure a healthy ratio exists between cost of living and the availability of skilled-jobs and the wages they pay. We believe strongly that community revitalization is … Read More

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