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  • 04-14-16

    In Print: Where Are the Women Architects?

    Historian Despina Stratigakos’s book is a nuanced effort “to track an unfinished dialogue that has haunted architecture—in a cycle of acknowledging and abandoning its gender issues—for a long time,” as she writes in her introduction.

  • 04-14-16

    ULI Case Study: Paseo Verde in Philadelphia

    A community development corporation and a developer committed to affordability and sustainability team up to provide rental housing with top-notch energy efficiency.

  • 04-14-16

    Trading Parking Spots for More Public Space on Philadelphia’s Grays Ferry Avenue

    A decade ago, the 2200 block of Grays Ferry Avenue, the one-third of a triangular intersection girding an inoperative 19th-century fountain, was mostly prized for the handful of parking spaces it offered. Today, the street is closed to vehicular traffic and festooned with planters, painted asphalt, café tables, and a bike-sharing station.

  • 04-13-16

    Video: Why Rustbelts Are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation

    A new book, The Smartest Places on Earth , examines this changing dynamic and the transformation of “rustbelt” cities, the former industrial centers of the U.S. and Europe, into a “brainbelt” of design and innovation.

  • 04-11-16

    Video: Janette Sadik-Khan Speaking About Streetfight, Times Square

    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.

  • 04-11-16

    Camden’s Comeback

    The troubled New Jersey city is tackling its crime and education problems—and luring development with hefty tax incentives.

  • 04-11-16

    At Home in Philadelphia’s Center City

    With arts, office, and recreational offerings, Philadelphia’s Center City is drawing new residents—of various ages—to downtown living.

  • 04-11-16

    In Print: City in a Park: A History of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park System

    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.

  • 04-11-16

    Harvard Team Wins 2016 Hines Competition with Vision for Redeveloping Midtown Atlanta

    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.

  • 04-11-16

    ULI Forecast: CRE Volume Expected to Decline over the Next Three Years

    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.