As he completes his tenth term as Charleston, South Carolina’s mayor—and his 40th year in office—Joseph P. Riley Jr. could speak only of all that he has left to do and how little time he has to do it.
As U.S. home prices have bounced back, activists, advocates, and community developers have struggled to make housing more affordable.
Decentralized spatial urban planning, rather than walkability, is the most effective tool for building healthy cities, says the chief executive officer of Europe’s largest inner-city development project.
Disruptive forces created by climate change represent the “new normal” for the real estate industry and cities worldwide, posing “huge risks” to those not adequately preparing for it, warned a panel of experts at the ULI Europe Annual Conference in Paris last week.
See how Houston and other American downtowns have been transformed over the past 60 years with these illustrations.
At some forward-thinking projects, developers are taking control of the electric supply into their own hands.
London Mayor Boris Johnson believes voters are one of the biggest obstacles to improving the city’s resilience to the effects of climate change.
Global e-commerce titans, such as Google and Amazon and China’s Alibaba, are transforming customer expectations on product selection, convenience, and shopping experiences, which may lead to less demand for traditional retail real estate, Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International, told attendees at ULI’s Midwinter Meeting in Paris last week.
The design quality of affordable housing can have a substantial positive effect on both residents and the surrounding community.
In any industry—especially one as cyclical as real estate—the test of a leader comes not when things are going well, but over the long haul, as the leader perseveres through the inevitable downturns.