As the Denver metropolitan area has topped 3 million residents, potentially accelerating toward 4 million, a sustainable land use template for future mobility and economic, social, and environmental health is emerging within the framework of the 122-mile (196 km) FasTracks rail and bus rapid transit network, which includes expansion with five new transit lines this year. A ULI Colorado event in early November attracted participants from Colorado and beyond to tour various transit-oriented development sites and hear about lessons learned and future trends.
By connecting the Denver metropolitan area with the rest of Colorado—and the world—through multiple modes of transportation, Denver Union Station has transformed a vacant neighborhood and created a global touchstone for large-scale mixed-use projects.
In Slum Health, University of California, Berkeley, professors Jason Corburn and Lee Riley show that poor health in slums cannot be addressed separately from the social conditions that bring it about.
After a sluggish year with just 1 percent growth, backhoes and bulldozers should be busier in 2017 with 5 percent growth in construction starts, for a total volume of $713 billion. That is the prediction from industry leader Dodge Data & Analytics, presented at the group’s annual conference held recently at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Devon Energy Center is a corporate headquarters highlighted by a 50-story skyscraper that creates a focal point for the company and for Oklahoma City by integrating civic-scaled spaces as a vital component of its overall development.
While the U.S. economy’s steady growth and low unemployment rate have strengthened the case for raising key interest rates, savvy investors will likely still find yield in specific sectors. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.
A new report from the ULI Terwilliger Center says that U.S. suburban housing markets are well positioned to remain preferred places to live and work over the coming decades, even as urban cores and downtown neighborhoods continue to attract new residents.
How can we reshape the built environment to use less water? Experts discuss government policies that help or hinder water conservation, the role of water availability and consumption data in raising awareness and shaping behavior, strategies that developers should employ to reduce the waste of water, and other factors influencing water use.
In writing this book, author Alexander Garvin went on a quest to discover what makes cities great. He found that the secret to urban greatness stems from management of the streets, squares, parks, and special places that make up the “public realm.” To maintain greatness, cities must not only maintain but also “continually alter their public realm to meet the changing needs of their occupants.”
An architect splits an apartment complex in a small metropolitan town in the Pacific Northwest to capture views and make units private, urbane, and whole.