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  • 07-15-15

    New Keys for Modern Master-Planned Communities

    Convenience, authenticity, and connectivity were attributes that experts used to characterize trends in master-planned communities during a panel discussion titled “New Dimensions in Master Planning” at the National Association of Real Estate Editors’ recent annual conference in Miami. During the session, panelists tackled questions of how people will work in the future, changing attitudes and processes regarding land planning, and whether or not golf is still part of the resort picture.

  • 07-15-15

    Big City Dreaming: The Sometimes Mixed Results of Mixed Use

    In an opinion piece for Urban Land Online, ULI Foundation Governor and developer John McNellis argues that mandating mixed use is not the best way to incentivize development.

  • 07-14-15

    Understanding the Role of Health Impact Assessments

    Health is emerging as a significant aspect of this Real estate developers’ work. Projects that advance health may also have a market advantage, and one method of determining health impacts is by conducting a health impact assessment (HIA).

  • 07-13-15

    U.S. REITs Feeling Effects from Turmoil in Greece and China

    International economic forces have taken center stage this week, affecting both U.S. stock markets and real estate investment trusts. The crash in the Chinese stock market and ongoing concerns about the future of Greece in the Eurozone drove markets down during the first half of the week, with REITs faring better than the overall market. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • 07-13-15

    In Print: Public Produce: Cultivating Our Parks, Plazas, and Streets for Healthier Cities

    This brief tome, a revised edition of a book by the same title published in 2009, trumpets the cause of edible cities with new examples of the growing international movement bent on ensuring the basic human right to a healthy daily diet, while also returning to food sources that are both local and affordable.

  • 07-13-15

    Ten Gen Y Myths, Challenged

    Examining the misconceptions about millennials and housing as discussed in ULI’s recent report, Gen Y and Housing: What They Want and Where They Want It.

  • 07-13-15

    Crafting Authenticity for Retail Destinations

    Take a location with some history, add the right look—and seek the right mix of merchants—to create a retail site that people will want to experience.

  • 07-13-15

    Making an Online Match between Developers and Cities

    After 15 years as an urban design consultant, Ian Ross launched OppSites last year, an Oakland, California–based company that provides an online tool to connect investors and developers with underexposed development opportunities.

  • 07-07-15

    Time Lapse: A 57-Story Tower Built in 19 Days in China

    On the outskirts of Changsha in southern China stands a new tower. At a mere 204 meters (669 feet) it’s less than a third of the height of Shanghai’s tallest, but a time-lapse video by the BBC shows it shooting up at the rate of three floors per day.

  • 07-06-15

    ULX: 10 New Projects by High-Profile Designers

    The following ten projects by internationally known architecture firms—all completed during the past five years—include buildings that create and shape public open space, fitting inventively into neighborhoods and historic contexts without dominating them.