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  • 04-15-16

    Trading Up in Los Angeles: Replacing an Aging Racetrack with a $2.5 Billion NFL Stadium

    National Football League team owners in January gave their blessing to plans to return the Rams to Los Angeles after a 20-year hiatus in St. Louis. The City of Champions Revitalization Initiative, as it’s being called, is replacing Inglewood’s dated Hollywood Park racetrack with a sports-oriented, mixed-use development expected to create an immediate financial boon for the area.

  • 04-15-16

    Mar/Apr Issue of Urban Land Is Available for Download

    The latest issue is now available for download in the Urban Land app. The cover package for this issue is titled “Philadelphia: A History of Innovation.” Other cover topics include: “Tokyo: Rising Values and Redevelopment,” “Janette Sadik-Khan: How Pedestrians Won Times Square,” and ” The New Comcast Center: A Vertical Silicon Valley.”

  • 04-15-16

    Battle for a New Times Square: An Excerpt from Streetfight

    In an excerpt from her new book, Janette Sadik-Khan describes overseeing dramatic changes to New York’s transportation system, including building miles of bike lanes, creating public plazas across the city—and closing part of Times Square to cars.

  • 04-14-16

    Data Journalist Nate Silver to Speak at the ULI Spring Meeting, April 19–21

    Nate Silver, founder of the FiveThirtyEight website, is scheduled to deliver the closing keynote address at ULI’s Spring Meeting, which is being held in Philadelphia this week.

  • 04-14-16

    40 Under 40: Looking Back at Members of Class of 2014

    The Urban Land 40 Under 40 program first launched in 2014, recognizing and celebrating the best and brightest among real estate and land use professionals under the age of 40 from around the world. Here we take a moment and look back at three members of the inaugural class—one each from the Americas, the Asia Pacific region, and Europe.

  • 04-14-16

    In Print: Where Are the Women Architects?

    Historian Despina Stratigakos’s book is a nuanced effort “to track an unfinished dialogue that has haunted architecture—in a cycle of acknowledging and abandoning its gender issues—for a long time,” as she writes in her introduction.

  • 04-14-16

    ULI Case Study: Paseo Verde in Philadelphia

    A community development corporation and a developer committed to affordability and sustainability team up to provide rental housing with top-notch energy efficiency.

  • 04-14-16

    Trading Parking Spots for More Public Space on Philadelphia’s Grays Ferry Avenue

    A decade ago, the 2200 block of Grays Ferry Avenue, the one-third of a triangular intersection girding an inoperative 19th-century fountain, was mostly prized for the handful of parking spaces it offered. Today, the street is closed to vehicular traffic and festooned with planters, painted asphalt, café tables, and a bike-sharing station.

  • 04-13-16

    Video: Why Rustbelts Are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation

    A new book, The Smartest Places on Earth , examines this changing dynamic and the transformation of “rustbelt” cities, the former industrial centers of the U.S. and Europe, into a “brainbelt” of design and innovation.

  • 04-11-16

    Video: Janette Sadik-Khan Speaking About Streetfight, Times Square

    Janette Sadik-Khan, New York’s transportation commissioner from 2007 to 2013, recently spoke at Politics & Prose, one of Washington, D.C.’s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, promoting her new book, Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution. Look for an excerpt from the book in the current print issue of Urban Land and online next week.