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  • 06-26-15

    In Print: Railtown: The Fight for the Los Angeles Metro Rail and the Future of the City

    Railtown chronicles the latest chapter in the Los Angeles saga—the city’s transition from a smoggy, car-loving, freeway-dominated megacity to an emerging cluster of walkable urban centers linked by public transit, including light and heavy rail as well as buses.

  • 06-26-15

    ULI Survey: Investors Cautiously Optimistic on Mainland China

    Investors are cautiously optimistic about investment and development prospects in the Chinese Mainland’s Tier 1 and leading Tier 2 cities, as well as those located in economically prosperous coastal regions, as demand for new housing and office space rises with the country’s burgeoning high-tech industry and the expansion of high-speed rail lines and subway infrastructure, according to Chinese Mainland Real Estate Markets 2015, released by the Urban Land Institute.

  • 06-26-15

    Better Data Collection–through Light Fixtures

    On top of offering energy-efficient lighting, LED systems can collect and transmit data on their environment-and the people in it.

  • 06-26-15

    Making Downtowns What They Used to Be

    Eight rules for building vibrant places where people can live, work, and play.

  • 06-23-15

    Let Them Commute: The Bay Area’s Housing Crunch

    In an opinion piece for Urban Land, ULI Foundation Governor and developer John McNellis argues that the lack of affordable housing in places like California’s Palo Alto hinders one of America’s fastest growing job markets.

  • 06-22-15

    What Does Increased Construction Mean for Apartment REITs?

    Is increased construction good or bad for apartment real estate investment trusts (REITs)? This question took center stage last week with the release of May data on multifamily completions and permit activity by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • 06-22-15

    May/June Issue of Urban Land Is Available for Download

    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 “Crafting Authenticity: Designing retail spaces that consumers embrace.”

  • 06-22-15

    Importing More Energy-Efficient Techniques

    As tougher energy efficiency standards become the norm for new buildings, older buildings will be expected to keep up, said panelists at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Tokyo.

  • 06-22-15

    Patient Capital for New Communities

    Planned communities require long-term financial commitments and sophisticated oversight from capital sources.

  • 06-22-15

    Restoring Dublin’s Missing Link: The Grangegorman Urban Quarter Development

    A historic site, long walled off from the rest of the Irish capital, is being brought back to life for health and education uses.