Those attending the Institute’s 2013 Fall Meeting in Chicago November 5–8 will find it easier to get the most out of the event thanks to a new mobile app for iPads, iPhones, and other smartphones capable of browsing the web. The free app is designed to help attendees plan their schedules, communicate with each other instantly through Twitter, comment on programs—and even find nearby restaurants.
Chicago’s Aqua Tower is an 82-story concrete structure with more than 1.9 million square feet (176,500 sq m); tenth-tallest building in Chicago. Rated LEED-NC (for new construction) under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program of the U.S. Green Building Council. Construction cost is estimated at $300 million per GreenSource magazine.
A visual guide to some of the Chicago locations mentioned in Urban Land Fall magazine.
“The City That Works” is embarking on a big goal: Raising $1.7 billion in private capital to pay for desperately needed infrastructure improvements-and generating a financial return for investors.
A new land bank in Cook County, Illinois, plans to get vacant foreclosed homes back to productive life.
This fall, Urban Land will be available for the first time as an app for tablets and smartphones on either Apple’s iOS operating system or Google’s Android. As a preview, the Urban Land magazine app will offer our September/October issue free of charge to anyone wishing to download it. Starting with the November/December issue, an authentication feature that restricts access to ULI members will be added.
Leading up to this year’s ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago, Urban Land will highlight projects and topics of interest from the Chicagoland area. Chicago Coverage
Designers and officials are promoting a return to an old staple of active lifestyles and designing places with stairways that are inviting, safe, and comfortable.
Resources that drove the old industrial economy—a central location and access to power—plus available industrial space, give Chicago an edge in the data center business.
Two-time governor of Florida Jeb Bush will deliver the closing keynote address at the ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago November 5–8. Other speakers will include: Sam Zell, founder of Equity Group Investments and chairman of Equity International; Dan Pelino, general manager, Global Public Sector, IBM; and Cia Buckley, chief investment officer of Dune Real Estate Partners.