Rewilding urban landscapes is a simple, inexpensive solution available to individuals, governments, educational institutions, and the business community to facilitate carbon drawdown and lower carbon footprints. Rewilding urban landscapes may avert the diminishing food- and oxygen-supply crisis.

Yes, that AREA 51 - the highly classified US Air Force facility, and frequent subject of UFO folklore.

San Diego Chapter member Nathan Moeder and his firm was retained to conduct market research and financial analysis on a 400 acre parcel of land with a view of AREA 51. You know you want to learn more.

Photo Attribution:  Photo courtesy of Nathan Moeder

Reportedly, California accounts for half of the nation’s undersupply of housing.  Alan Nevin, LAI Fellow and former International Scribe, has twelve ideas on how to produce market-rate housing at a rational price.

Attribution: Photo by Daniel Guerra on Unsplash

A team of professors and graduate students at Rutgers University – Newark gathered residential permit and residential building sales for a nearly a 150 year epoch – an unprecedented effort supported in part by a research grant from the Land Economics Foundation (LEF).

You are invited to participate in the planning of LAI's future!  The 2023-28 LAI Strategic Plan is currently being reviewed and revised and we need your input.  Please consider participating on one of our Strategic Plan Teams.  Team meetings will be held on an as needed basis.

THIS NOTICE is to solicit expressions of interest or candidate recommendations from all active members of LAI.

Click below for more information.  Please respond by Jan. 15, 2021.

Will workers return to their offices? If so, how soon?  

Eighty LAI members from around the world offered their informed opinions during our October 30th Global Webinar.  

In a recent survey of LAI Members across the globe we received an excellent response and strong support for more webinar sessions on cross-chapter topics.

A multi-university team led by Dr. Justin Hollander, PhD, FAICP, Tufts University, and supported by a grant from LEF, has undertaken the first research on the impact of social media and the use of “bots” on land use decisions. 

On June 16, 2020, John Ahmann, President & CEO, Westside Future Fund presented on the work Westside Future Fund has done to help encourage workforce-housing development in the Westside. From zoning law changes to direct funding and everything in between Westside Future Fund has spearheaded the redevelopment of Atlanta’s Westside neighborhoods.

The new Board of Directors of LAI-MADRID chapter, chaired by Chapter President Francisco Fernández-Ordóñez, held their first LAI Lunch at the Intercontinental Hotel in Madrid. Gonzalo Montoya-García, Facility Manager Head of AIRBUS Spain, participated as a special guest and speaker.

Montoya-Garcia spoke on “Assets and Facility Management Adding Value in Real Estate.” 

Read the KeyNotes post, including the ppt presentation.

Atlanta Chapter Member and Elemental Impact (Ei) Founder Holly Elmore shares Ei’s important accomplishments over the past decade in a Better than US podcast interview. Intertwined within the success stories, Holly shares two primary keys to maximizing impact: live your Truth and flow with energy.

Can we bring the people back to the street after COVID-19 shutdown that has also accelerated the rise of online retail? This paper argues that the revival of these streets depends on a recognition of their role in the national economy, addressing environmental concerns and maintaining social diversity in the core.

Two Ely Chapter members, Les Pollock and Jon DeVries, have written a bold call for a comprehensive plan for their city: Chicago 2033.  The call notes that Chicago is becoming “two cities” and cites historic research from Planning Chicago, a book underwritten in part by the Land Economics Foundation.

In a dynamic article in Crain’s Chicago Business, Les and Jon point out the dangers of delay, lessons learned and the vision a new plan can fulfill.  What is the state of your city plan? Read the post, join the conversation in comments.

At its first quarterly meeting, the LAI Aloha Chapter welcomed nine new members. The meeting program included a presentation by Ed Sniffen, Deputy Director for Highways, Hawaii Department of Transportation.

The San Diego chapter of LAI held its annual Crystal Globe initiation banquet on February 1 at the elegant Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego. More than 100 persons were in attendance to applaud the event.

Sonoran Desert Chapter inducts 16 new members!

On December 27 LAI lost a good friend who reached us far beyond the copy on the page of one of his news columns. We take a moment to remember his lasting legacy and guide to the future.


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