The latest issue of Urban Land is now available for download via the app. If you have not downloaded it before, you can do so now at no charge. The cover package for this issue is titled “San Francisco” and focuses on the host city of this year’s ULI Fall Meeting.
This is an excerpt from the book, Start-Up City: Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun by Gabe Klein. Klein begins the chapter with a discussion of Zipcar as an example of a successful partnership with government and ends with a discussion of D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare system as a successful partnership, led by the government, with the private sector.
With the United Nations General Assembly, Pope Francis, and President Obama converging on New York City, booking a hotel room there has become next to impossible. Room prices have spiked—at least temporarily—throughout much of the city. Yet, it is at odds with a real estate investment trust (REIT) sector where total returns are down 16.41 percent year-to-date in 2015. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.
The latest survey results of the semiannual ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast, prepared by the ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate, pick up on slowing global growth and volatility and are generally less bullish than six months ago. The full forecast will be released on September 30 as part of a members’ only webinar.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, a nonprofit organization that offers young people afterschool programs, wanted to replace its outdated 1950s-era clubhouse in the Haight district with a new one closer to the populations it serves. A parcel in the city’s Hayes Valley neighborhood, on Fulton Street, had been freed up after the Central Freeway was torn down. The city sold it to the BGCSF with the agreement that a portion of it would be used for housing.
Fragmented, density-skittish local governments have traditionally dictated the Bay Area’s housing supply, while private sector residential developers have struggled to build within the context of planning regulations often perceived as overly complex. Should housing be the next latest-and-greatest campus amenity?
How the Hayes Valley neighborhood championed good city making–and affordable housing–following the Loma Prieta earthquake.
Walkable streetscapes, housing, and other uses are coming to the sprawling Silicon Valley city.
The Exploratorium, an internationally renowned museum of science, art, and human perception, reopened on April 17, 2013, introducing its new indoor and outdoor campus at Pier 15 on the San Francisco waterfront.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized projects in communities in New Jersey, Ohio, and Tennessee as winners of the 2015 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement.