Cities need look no further than Chicago’s “Bean,” Anish Kapoor’s iconic Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park, to realize how investment in the arts can pay off.
Efforts to help prevent future bubbles and to respond to them once problems emerge may require localized approaches.
Rhode Island Row —a 2012 winner of a Terwilliger Center’s Jack Kemp Workforce Housing Models of Excellence Award—exemplifies Ron Terwilliger’s vision of mixed-income housing, which he considers the only viable solution to address the shortage of affordable housing near transit and employment hubs.
An isolated, crime-ridden, half-empty public housing enclave is being transformed into a mixed-income, higher-density neighborhood newly connected to San Francisco’s urban grid.
Shopping centers, having survived the worst contraction in 50 years, are often turning to restaurants and specialty retailers to replace department stores as anchor tenants.
During a panel at the ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago, Chris Bledsoe, chief executive officer of Stage 3 Properties, illustrated the ongoing crisis in affordable housing in places like New York City by showing a craigslist post for a “room” with three-foot (1 m) ceilings.
As Americans spend more and more time online using multiple devices, higher-speed internet connections are shifting from a luxury to a necessity, panelists said at the ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago.
While multifamily development in the urban core has boomed, the prospects for suburban development are more mixed, said experts at ULI’s annual meeting in Chicago.
At a panel at ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago, panelists and audience participatns were asked what innovations Apple Computer’s founder and CEO would have undertaken had he been a residential developer.
Retail developers are finding that urban sites are among the best new and ongoing development opportunities given the demographic shifts to cities, said panelists of the ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago, and transit-oriented development is a top prospect for retail and retail-housing mixed use.