The Naplesnews.com real estate journalist hears about desire for walkable neighborhoods at the ULI Florida Summit.
From rethinking the sprawl that makes us flabby to finding ways to make office buildings greener, Florida’s developers are looking at ways to respond to changing consumer demands.
Their motives aren’t entirely selfless. Construction was the hardest-hit industry in Florida during the recession, falling 49.7 percent from January 2007 to now and has yet to rebound completely, said Maureen McAvey, senior resident fellow at the Urban Land Institute, which held its annual summit for more than 300 real estate developers, lenders and other professionals at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples on Thursday and Friday.
ULI is a national nonprofit research and education organization based in Washington, D.C.
Richard Jackson, professor at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health, told the group…Read more.
By June Fletcher