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  • 09-12-14

    The Making of Miami Beach’s Mixed-Use Garage

    Better described now as a mixed-use building than a garage, 1111 Lincoln Road provides a gateway to the Lincoln Road pedestrian mall conceived by Morris Lapidus, the influential 1950s Miami Beach architect.

  • 09-12-14

    Time Lapse: 1 WTC and the Return of the Lower Manhattan Skyline

    For the last three years, photographer Benjamin Rosamond has been watching the construction of the 1,776-foot skyscraper at 1 World Trade Center from his living room in Brooklyn. From 30,000 images, Rosamond created this two-minute time lapse video.

  • 09-11-14

    Q+A with New ULI Foundation Chairman Geoffrey L. Stack

    Geoffrey L. Stack became the new chairman of the ULI Foundation on July 1, after serving for more than five years as chairman of the ULI Foundation Annual Fund. Under his leadership in that position, contributions to the Annual Fund reached a record total of nearly $1.6 million in calendar year 2013, up 77 percent from 2009. He succeeds James J. Curtis III as ULI Foundation chairman. Stack recently discussed his goals for the Foundation with Urban Land.

  • 09-11-14

    From Droughts to Floods, Extreme Weather’s Increasing Impact

    Far from being a problem for future generations, climate change and its impacts both severe and incremental are confounding communities across the country every single day, according to Rebecca Smyth, the West Coast director of the Coastal Services Center, a branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that focuses on coastal health, restoration, and resilience.

  • 09-11-14

    Rebuild by Design: Understanding Risk and Accepting Uncertainty

    Marilyn Jordan Taylor, former ULI Chairman, highlighted the key themes of Rebuild by Design, a multistage design competition, at ULI’s Building the Resilient City: Risks and Opportunities conference in San Francisco.

  • 09-10-14

    Factoring Transit Costs into Housing Affordability

    To determine a city’s affordability, housing costs cannot be viewed in a vacuum. Transportation costs are also a major factor, according to a new policy brief, Location Affordability in Large U.S. Cities: Variability among Types of Households, from the Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) in New York City.

  • 09-08-14

    Real Estate Industry Needs Better Integration of Resilience

    While real estate investors have always paid attention to earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters that create uncertainty for their portfolios, few speak explicitly about “resilience” as a characteristic they are looking for when underwriting properties, according to a panel of investment leaders at a ULI conference held in San Francisco last week.

  • 09-08-14

    Monday’s Numbers: September 8, 2014

    The Real Estate Roundtable released their quarterly Sentiment Index, with the index increasing slightly, reflecting participants’ confidence in a continuing recovery in the U.S. economy as well as increasing allocations of capital to the real estate industry.

  • 09-08-14

    September Issue of Urban Land Is Available for Download

    For those of you who have already downloaded the Urban Land app for your smartphone or tablet, the latest issue is now available.

  • 09-08-14

    A Hong Kong Developer’s Vision for Miami

    Built on land acquired during the Great Recession, Swire’s Brickell City Centre could transform downtown Miami.