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.
The troubled New Jersey city is tackling its crime and education problems—and luring development with hefty tax incentives.
With arts, office, and recreational offerings, Philadelphia’s Center City is drawing new residents—of various ages—to downtown living.
Of the hundreds of visitors who climb the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art each day, few are likely aware that they are standing in the midst of a colossal failed experiment in water treatment.
A team representing Harvard University has taken top honors in the 2016 ULI Hines Student Competition with its winning master plan proposal to transform a Midtown Atlanta site in a thriving, sustainable, mixed-use, walkable, and transit-accessible neighborhood. Though based on a hypothetical situation, the 2016 Hines Student Competition reflects many real-life concerns of Atlanta.
Commercial property transaction volume is expected to decline over the next three years to $475 billion in 2018, according to a new three-year economic forecast from ULI’s Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate. However, this volume forecast over the next three years was surpassed only by volumes in 2007 and 2015, and follows six years of commercial property volume growth.
Economists see a pretty good year ahead for real estate, despite a weak world economy. “The data [are] good, but we all feel this uncertainty,” said Jeffrey Havsy, chief economist, Americas, CBRE Econometric Advisors. He spoke at a panel discussion of the semiannual ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast, as part of a members only webinar.
Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant told one story about this great city. But, to most Americans, whether they have set foot on Philadelphia soil or came to know it only through their history lessons, few cities are as familiar.
Over the past year, we’ve spent quite a bit of time examining the intersection of technology and real estate; the topic has dominated real estate sessions at ULI meetings, inspired Institute publications and articles, and come up in informal member-to-member exchanges.
The headquarters for IAC, a media company that owns Match.com and HomeAdvisor, was a bland, brick-tile structure built in West Hollywood during the 1980s, making any type of retrofitting a challenge. A refresh of the exterior added a five-story “living facade.”