Technology is one of the most important factors shaping the real estate and urban development industry today. From the rise of the concept of the ‘smart’ city to the emergence of new sectors such as fintech and the rise of e-commerce, technology is driving innovation and change in nearly every element of the real estate and urban development industry.

ULI’s research in innovation and technology explores the impacts that new technologies and broader issues such as the rise of the innovation economy have on cities. Through interactive workshops and original research, we work with members and partners to study the ways that cities, property owners and developers are driving and responding to these changes.