San Francisco Bay area residents are well satisfied with their lifestyle. But housing and traffic issues could change that.
Competitions, as television programming has shown us, usually extract reliable entertainment from participants in return for the mere promise of exposure.
The technology sector is not only reshaping economies and work environments. It is also reshaping the physical environments of cities large and small.
Robotic vehicles, drones, and other cutting-edge technological advances could soon reshape urban land use as radically as the automobile once did. Here are some leaders’ thoughts on how the future might look.
Across San Francisco Bay, Oakland is undergoing a building surge as rising rents in San Francisco drive workers and small businesses to seek affordability.
While a number of mayors and even one governor have endorsed the goal of providing parks or other open spaces within a ten-minute walk of residents, adding enough parks to serve all 249 million people living in U.S. cities, suburbs, and urbanized areas—83 percent of the population—will be a challenge.
The latest ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast calls for relatively smooth sailing ahead as it relates to both continued economic growth and a favorable outlook for commercial real estate investment. But the forecast, which includes survey responses from 48 economists and analysts at 36 leading real estate organizations, is not as bullish as it was six months ago, and there are headwinds looming that are expected to temper growth heading into 2017.
In the first two weeks after Lakeside Senior Apartments in Oakland opened its application process for residency last year, more than 2,400 applications poured in. Constructed to house very-low-income and formerly homeless seniors, the building had just 91 units to offer.
Federal funds, combined with nonprofit support and a bank loan, allowed restoration of a badly deteriorated San Francisco landmark.
Over the past year, global real estate firms have reduced energy consumption in buildings by the equivalent of almost 280,000 barrels of oil and cut carbon emissions by the equivalent of removing 25,000 cars from the road, according to a new report, Greenprint Performance Report: Volume 6, released by the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance.