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  • 09-18-14

    New York City and D.C. Doubled Biking Rates in Just Four Years

    For the first and second U.S. cities to start building networks of modern protected bike lanes, the payoff seems to have arrived. In both Washington, D.C., and New York City, the rate of bike commuting has doubled since 2009, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday.

  • 09-18-14

    The Human and Social Dimensions of Resilience

    In the panel titled “The Human and Social Dimensions of Resilience,” Jonathan Rose, president of the Jonathan Rose Companies, led a discussion with prominent writer and environmentalist Paul Hawken and renowned landscape architect Peter Calthorpe of Calthorpe Associates.

  • 09-17-14

    Five Urban Farms That Are Growing Big

    As technology progresses and business models are refined, entrepreneurs around the world are exploring different ways to grow food in urban areas.

  • 09-17-14

    Saving the Future: China, the U.S., and a Historic Shift

    Whereas China’s pollution problems are well publicized, less noticed has been how seriously the Chinese government is pursuing solutions.

  • 09-17-14

    The Lowline: A Park Beneath the Hustle and Bustle of New York

    Dan Barasch is the co-founder and executive director of the Lowline, a proposed park beneath the streets of New York City—in the old Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal. In use from 1908 to 1948, the terminal is long abandoned. The Lowline will be a one-acre park in a neighborhood where green space is hard to come by.

  • 09-15-14

    Monday’s Numbers: September 15, 2014

    The Trepp survey for the week ending September 5, 2014, again showed average spreads literally unchanged as the markets got back after the three-day holiday weekend, rested and ready to take on the world’s challenges. If you are planning financing and/or refinancing this year, now is the time to put the pedal to the floor.

  • 09-15-14

    In Europe, Taking Smart Cities to the People

    Data from “Smart Citizen” trials can guide government decisions on carbon, resources, planning, and resilience.

  • 09-12-14

    The Making of Miami Beach’s Mixed-Use Garage

    Better described now as a mixed-use building than a garage, 1111 Lincoln Road provides a gateway to the Lincoln Road pedestrian mall conceived by Morris Lapidus, the influential 1950s Miami Beach architect.

  • 09-12-14

    Time Lapse: 1 WTC and the Return of the Lower Manhattan Skyline

    For the last three years, photographer Benjamin Rosamond has been watching the construction of the 1,776-foot skyscraper at 1 World Trade Center from his living room in Brooklyn. From 30,000 images, Rosamond created this two-minute time lapse video.

  • 09-11-14

    Q+A with New ULI Foundation Chairman Geoffrey L. Stack

    Geoffrey L. Stack became the new chairman of the ULI Foundation on July 1, after serving for more than five years as chairman of the ULI Foundation Annual Fund. Under his leadership in that position, contributions to the Annual Fund reached a record total of nearly $1.6 million in calendar year 2013, up 77 percent from 2009. He succeeds James J. Curtis III as ULI Foundation chairman. Stack recently discussed his goals for the Foundation with Urban Land.