Howard Kozloff is manager of development strategies and director of operations at Hart Howerton, an international strategy, planning, and design firm based in New York, San Francisco, and London.
Urban parks provide a competitive advantage for most forms of real estate—and the bump in value is measurable.
U.S. East Coast and Gulf ports are upgrading facilities in anticipation of supersized ships transiting the Panama Canal in 2014, while some smaller port cities are strategically positioned to fight for their share of the new business.
In Public Parks: The Key to Livable Communities, Alexander Garvin, planner and practitioner, presents the rationale for considering public parks as fundamental components of the built environment.
Walk through centuries of city design and planning with Witold Rybczynski, a professor of real estate at the University of Pennsylvania. Read about the people and their ideas, the successes and failures, in this primer on planning history.
As the economy finally—perhaps—emerges from the prolonged recession, it is difficult to imagine a future in which the United States continues to lead the world— technologically, innovatively, and economically.