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  • 02-23-15

    Charleston’s Mayor Looks Back on 40 Years of Progress

    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.

  • 02-23-15

    Seven Strategies for Making U.S. Housing More Affordable

    As U.S. home prices have bounced back, activists, advocates, and community developers have struggled to make housing more affordable.

  • 02-20-15

    Redeveloping for Health in Hamburg’s HafenCity

    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.

  • 02-20-15

    The New Normal of Extreme Weather Conditions

    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 in early February.

  • 02-18-15

    Visualizing 60 Years of Change in Houston and Other Cities

    See how downtown Houston and other American downtowns have been transformed over the past 60 years with these illustrations.

  • 02-17-15

    A Developing Front in Resilience: Electricity Microgrids

    At some forward-thinking projects, developers are taking control of the electric supply into their own hands.

  • 02-15-15

    CEO Perspective: Running Headlong into 2015

    ULI has hit the ground running in 2015, with new products and activities that reinforce our focus on keeping the organization energized, innovative, and, most important, member-focused.

  • 02-15-15

    Tomorrow Land

    Often I need to pause to remember not only what day it is, but what month it is.

  • 02-13-15

    World’s Cities Largely Unprepared for Effect of Climate Change

    London Mayor Boris Johnson believes voters are one of the biggest obstacles to improving the city’s resilience to the effects of climate change.

  • 02-13-15

    E-Commerce’s Global Impact Still Expanding

    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.