Enhanced LOCUS member resources now available

Ready to experience LOCUS like never before? Explore our new, members-only portal. In case you missed it, LOCUS recently launched our new and improved website, featuring enhanced member resources, a revamped design, and overhauled members-only portal. With our upgraded resources, members gain access to more exclusive content that they can browse through faster and more efficiently … Continued

White House urges policy changes to create more affordable housing

The White House made a bold statement earlier this week, taking on the outdated zoning codes and laws, housing and parking regulations, and tax structures that all play a part in discouraging cities — and developers — from building more affordable housing and meeting the demand for more walkable, connected neighborhoods. Because of the way … Continued

Where is walkable development headed in Washington DC?

“The future growth of walkable urban places could provide the same economic base in the 21st century that drivable sub-urbanism did in the mid-to-late 20th century.” That was the eye-catching assertion made by Christopher Leinberger during an event last week focused on meeting the booming demand for walkable urban development. Leinberger spoke at the fourth … Continued

Now Hiring: Deputy Director, LOCUS

LOCUS is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Deputy Director to expand our network of influential real estate developers and investors that support equitable walkable urban development in America’s metropolitan areas. The Deputy Director will manage the day-to-day organizing of the coalition, develop communication materials, and mobilize executives and leaders in real estate industry to ensure … Continued

A map of LOCUS around the country

As a national coalition of leading real estate developers and investors, LOCUS represents smart growth professionals from major metropolitan areas from around the nation. Use this interactive map to learn more about LOCUS’ strong national presence: LOCUS is represented in several major cities, including: Washington, DC Philadelphia, PA New York City, NY Boston, MA Chicago, IL Detroit, MI New … Continued

Meet some of the members of the 2016-2017 LOCUS Steering Committee

As LOCUS begins its 2016-2017 membership year, we would like to introduce you to some of the members of this year’s steering committee. Our National Steering Committee is comprised of some of the country’s leading real estate developers and investors who help to guide the organization and provide assistance on major policy issues. LOCUS is proud … Continued

LOCUS Director Christopher Coes talks walkable development at Democratic National Convention

Last month, LOCUS Director Christopher Coes joined The Hill for a policy discussion on Real Estate & the U.S. Economy at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA. Coes joined a panel of real estate thought leaders from across the nation to discuss public policy changes that can incentivize development that generates opportunities and wealth in  low-income neighborhoods. Here are … Continued

The Unintended Consequences of Housing Finance

The Unintended Consequences of Housing Finance examines several federal regulations around housing finance that were created in the mid-20th century, and the impact of those regulations on the type of development that gets built in the United States.

Join Smart Growth America and ULI-Washington for DC’s 2016 WalkUP Wake Up Call

Earlier this summer we released Foot Traffic Ahead: 2016, a scan of walkable development trends in the thirty largest U.S. metropolitan areas. The report found that across the country, walkable urban places are driving the real estate industry—and Washington, DC is leading the way. This fall, get an even closer look at DC’s walkable development. Join Smart Growth … Continued

Christopher Leinberger prepares to step down from LOCUS presidency

Next Wednesday, August 31st, LOCUS President Chris Leinberger will be handing over his current position to the next president, who will be announced in next week’s newsletter. Want to be among the first to find out who will be the new LOCUS president? Sign up below: Eight years ago, Chris Leinberger founded LOCUS “to advocate … Continued