30 Dec '11, 1pm

The Coming Real Estate Shift - Closer, Smaller, More Connected, Urban

The Coming Real Estate Shift - Closer, Smaller, More Connected, Urban

The Urban Land Institute ’s latest forward-looking report for the real estate industry has lots of hopeful news for the environment, if perhaps also some sobering news for the economy. Titled What’s Next? Real Estate in the New Economy (print edition here , download here ), the core of the 116-page analysis is divided into chapters titled Work, Live, Connect, Renew, Move, and Invest. It is the latest in an excellent series of trend-watching reports from the industry association and think tank, and was unveiled in late October at the Institute’s annual conference. It’s as good a marker as any to use for the transition to the New Year. There are lots of findings for the built environment, most highly consistent with the smart growth and sustainability agenda. From the accompanying press release : “Technology will reshape work places. Office tenants will decrease space per em...

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