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ULI Europe Report Makes Case for Investing in Density

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.

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Better Data Collection–through Light Fixtures

On top of offering energy-efficient lighting, LED systems can collect and transmit data on their environment-and the people in it.

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Moderator Kevin M. Carroll, Representative Director, EA International LLC., and panelists (left to right) Professor Dana Buntrock, Department of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley., Keith Boswell, Partner, SOM, George Kurumado, Architect, Managing Officer, Takenaka Corporation and Tom Miller, Regional Director, LaSalle Investment Management, Asia Pacific.,  during the concurrent session “Energy Use and Building Performance in Asia – Getting the Most out of your Professionals” at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit, in Tokyo, Japan., on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.Sustainability

Importing More Energy-Efficient Techniques

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.

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Video: Designing for Social Impact

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.

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Recent Articles

  • Making Park Conservancies Work

    June 10, 2015

    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.

  • Tokyo Strives for Olympic Sustainability

    June 8, 2015

    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.

  • Modernizing San Francisco’s Century-Old City Hall

    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.

  • Leading the Way on Real Estate’s Key Issues for the Future

    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.

  • Improving Health and Resilience in the Asia Pacific Region

    June 1, 2015

    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.

  • Building Olympic Cities for the Long Haul

    May 29, 2015

    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.

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