Monthly Archives: July 2016

Maura Moffatt named ULI Boston/ New England District Council Chair

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Maura Moffatt, Managing Director of Investments at Synergy Investments, has been named District Council Chair of ULI Boston/New England. Maura will provide leadership and strategic guidance to ULI Boston in this time of unprecedented growth in our region with skyrocketing demand for urban housing, office, retail and innovation space. “I look forward to harnessing the collective insights of our dynamic membership of land use professionals as our city response to both the opportunities of a thriving real estate sector and the challenges of issues ranging from housing affordability and transportation … Read More

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Provincetown Technical Assistance Panel

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In early June, a panel of ULI Boston/New England members convened in Provincetown, MA for a Technical Assistance Pane (TAP). The panelists were asked to provide recommendations on how to increase the supply of year-round rental housing for Provincetown’s workforce. The Town is facing a severe shortage of middle-income housing, forcing residents to seek housing elsewhere. In order to address this shortage, the Town sought advice on whether or not to establish a year-round rental housing trust. Provincetown also recently acquired two parcels that they felt would be appropriate sites for … Read More

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ULI Panel Explores Wider Implications of Driverless Car Technology

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By Michael Hoban As the viability of driverless cars moves closer to reality, it is becoming abundantly clear that the technology will have much wider implications than just the perceived advantages of hands (and attention) free driving. The impact fully automated vehicle transportation systems can have on public and private development and public infrastructure – as well as the impending transitional period to achieve that end – were the subjects of a lively discussion by a panel of experts at ULI Boston/New England’s recent event, “Developing for a Driverless World,” … Read More

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5 Questions with Karin Brandt, CEO and Co-Founder of coUrbanize

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Karin Brandt is the CEO and Co-Founder of coUrbanize, a digital platform that helps real estate developers and municipalities engage the public to build better projects faster. A TechStars Boston alumna, Karin was previously a researcher at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, where she co-edited Infrastructure and Land Policies. She also holds a master’s degree in city planning from MIT.  Karin lives in Boston, proudly hails from the Midwest, and loves bikes despite Boston drivers. 1. What is coUrbanize and why did you think it was needed in the … Read More

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