San Francisco’s shoreline—once cut off from downtown by an elevated highway and a series of inaccessible piers—now offers a series of transit-accessible open spaces that link surrounding communities to the shore. What opportunities exist to make ports more integrated into the rest of the cities surrounding them? How can we activate sections of their waterfronts without destroying the valuable economic generation they produce?
The summer of 2015 saw the most significant legal and regulatory developments to break down residential segregation since the days immediately after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968—with potentially profound impacts for communities across the United States.
A new report from CBRE says that major metropolitan area in the U.S. Midwest are experiencing a surge in urban revitalization, with downtown populations doubling over the last decade in cities like Cincinnati, St. Louis, and Kansas City, with more mixed use and green space driving much of the growth.
In this probing analysis, based largely on contrasts between the United States and Europe, planning scholar Sonia Hirt offers new and refreshing insights into zoning’s fault lines and asks why, despite recurring attempts at reform, it has yet to overcome the challenges outlined a century or more ago.
U.S. multifamily has been outperforming other sectors for much of the recession recovery period and enjoying unprecedented capital investment flows from around the globe.
Transit officials are finding innovative ways to bring private capital and more efficiency to their transit projects, said experts speaking at the ULI Tri-State Infrastructure Summit, held in late October by ULI New York.
How can urban and suburban arterials be reenvisioned as healthy places, with more housing, better transportation options, appealing land use patterns, and reinvigorated retail centers?
How can the real estate industry balance profitability with environmental and social benefits? Members of ULI’s Responsible Property Investment Council discuss how investors can integrate profitability, sustainability, and social benefits into real estate investment decision making.
The map inside the front cover of Bjarke Ingels’s new book is a rapid corrective to anyone tempted to reckon his Alexander-like conquest of the globe before turning 40 years old as merely figurative, exploring commissions from Lappland in northern Scandinavia to Doha in Qatar and dozens of coordinates in between.
A planner and an architect develop an international marketplace on a commercial strip in the middle-city area of Boise, Idaho.