Embracing “good” density should be a priority for cities, according to Density: Drivers, Dividends, and Debates, a new ULI report. Written by Greg Clark, ULI Europe senior fellow, and Emily Moir, director of the Business of Cities Ltd., the report argues that well-managed and well-serviced densification is the best strategy for contending with growing populations in cities.Read More
On top of offering energy-efficient lighting, LED systems can collect and transmit data on their environment-and the people in it.Read More
As tougher energy efficiency standards become the norm for new buildings, older buildings will be expected to keep up, said panelists at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Tokyo.Read More
In a talk for TedXMidAtlantic, a local version of the nonprofit TED Talks, Liz Ogbu explains why she sees herself as an architect that designs for social impact, not buildings. Ogbu is an expert on sustainable design and spatial innovation in challenged urban environments and will be one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Housing Opportunity conference.Read More
Declaring that the major parks in America’s largest cities are enjoying “a golden age,” the Trust for Public Land says that conservancies—the private bodies that work in close partnership with municipal agencies to aid urban parks—deserve part of the credit.
The 2012 London Olympic Games have gone down as one of the most successful in the history of the event, with much of the applause coming for the second transformation of east London after the athletes, spectators, and media had gone home. With 267 weeks remaining before the Opening Ceremonies for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020, it is critical that steps be taken soon to ensure that the city’s legacy is a similar success, said panelists at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Tokyo.
Soon to celebrate its centennial, San Francisco’s historic City Hall was recently awarded LEED Platinum certification for Existing Buildings: Operation & Maintenance (EBOM), the oldest building in the United States to achieve the USGBC’s highest rating.
Leadership, climate change, and technology were the focus of a panel discussion at the 2015 ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Tokyo. These three issues are among the nine core themes agreed on during the meeting of ULI’s global trustees and leaders in Paris.
Leaders from academia, government, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector met in Beijing, China, at the Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative (PCSI) Forum at the end of April. The third in an annual series of invitation-only forums carried out jointly by the Asia Society and the Urban Land Institute, this year’s program focused on interconnections among health, resilience, and urban development.
ULI senior fellow Ed McMahon conducted a question-and-answer session with John Major, former prime minister of the United Kingdom, about the Olympics, healthy places, and global urbanism. Major is scheduled to speak at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Tokyo at this year’s Leadership Dinner.