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Open Office Spaces Must Evolve to Compete in a WeWork World, Experts Say

The long-hailed concept of “open” office plans is getting pushback amid complaints about a lack of privacy and unwanted workplace interruptions, prompting developers and designers to scramble to figure out how to provide the latest corporate perk: Alone time. Read more here.

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RECAP: Culture Quotient Low? Expect High Turnover

If you can’t define your company’s culture or it has a bad one, employees are likely to head for the door, said panelists at ULI San Diego’s monthly breakfast event Tuesday, “The Culture Driven Workplace: Driving Employee Satisfaction, Profit, and Innovation.” Read more here.

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Building for the Middle: How Smarter Land Use Policies Can Strengthen Local Housing Markets

With housing affordability topping the list of both national and local challenges, San Diego’s top industry leaders and real estate professionals gathered on March 13 for a sold-out presentation by the Urban Land Institute San Diego-Tijuana to discuss best practices from across the country which address the need for additional housing. The program, as part of the organization’s monthly breakfast series, featured a keynote discussion on smarter land use policies and the ability to strengthen local housing markets, as presented by ULI’s Executive Vice President for Content and Executive Director … Read More

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Adapting to the Changing Expectations of Modern Hotel Users

To meet the evolving expectations of today’s travelers, new hotels are being infused with active, social spaces that encourage interaction between guests, offer unique experiences with local flavor, and provide healthy lifestyle amenities, said experts speaking at a ULI San Diego/Tijuana event. This placemaking approach to planning, designing, and managing public or shared spaces in hotels is people-centric and capitalizes on local assets, resources, and potential to strengthen community and promote health, well-being, and happiness, explained panelist Ellie Combs, an associate in the Gensler San Diego office who is design … Read More

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Costs, Resistance to Denser Development Holding Markets Like San Diego Back

In many ways, San Diego illustrates the challenges facing many attractive U.S. cities, including the demand for affordable housing, struggling retail, and the need for more senior housing. At the top of the list is a strong community wariness of any new development, which has made it difficult to build meaningful mixed-use projects, said speakers during a January panel discussion organized by ULI San Diego–Tijuana. “Density” is still a landmine for local politicians, said Gary London, partner of London Moeder Advisors. “It’s not that developers are overlooking [mixed use], it’s … Read More

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ULI 2018 Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report Summary

ULI has released its 2018 Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report. Click here to download the summary.

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ULI panel: Morena Blvd. full of promise

By Thor Kamban Biberman Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Known for its bay views and underutilized land, the Morena Boulevard corridor is expected to show great promise when the Mid-Coast Trolley comes through in a few years. The future of the area just north of downtown was the topic of an Urban Land Institute San Diego-Tijuana chapter meeting at the University Club Tuesday. A plan update for the corridor is currently out for public comment. “Morena Boulevard is special in that it connects so many parts of our city,” said Matt … Read More

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ULI panel discusses benefits, challenges to infill projects

Daily Transcript Staff Report Wednesday, June 14, 2017   While the city weighs the benefits of massive developments like SoccerCity, a contingent of small-scale developers continues to stitch smaller additions to the urban fabric in the form of infill projects. A trio of developers spoke Tuesday about the opportunities and challenges associated with small-scale, infill development at a breakfast panel hosted by the Urban Land Institute San Diego-Tijuana chapter. “Everybody’s talking about SoccerCity recently, but the things that impact the communities that we live in and could potentially… address our … Read More

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Civita Park among ULI’s ‘healthy place’ winners

Daily Transcript Staff Report Wednesday, May 31, 2017   Civita Park in Mission Valley, designed by Schmidt Design Group, was honored by the Urban Land Institute San Diego-Tijuana District Council at the group’s annual “Healthy Places” awards event. The park, developed by Sudberry Properties, won the Healthy Public Open Space award. The four award categories honored by ULI “recognized catalytic land use practice that supports active lifestyles, alternate mobility, equitable access across demographics, access to local and healthy food and innovative technologies,” according to the industry group. The Chula Vista … Read More

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NEW REPORT: Harvesting the Value of Water: Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, & Real Estate

ABOUT THIS REPORT This report was made possible by the generous support of the Kresge Foundation. Numerous ULI members and staff contributed to the report and research process, including the Sustainable Development Council and the Responsible Property Investment Council. ULI’s Urban Resilience Program undertook this research project in response to both policy trends and increased interest in water management among ULI member networks and com- munities. The research also builds from the program’s recent work, including Advisory Services panels focused on resilient approaches to water management, Returns on Resilience case studies … Read More

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