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.
Over the past several years, we have seen a new, decided focus in many American cities of all sizes on redeveloping and renewing their cores. One key way this transformation is happening is through the building of new urban parks and public spaces in the city center. Yet, one of the great challenges is how to develop these vital parks and public spaces without straining government budgets. An effective solution? Private funding and management.
In November, voters across the United States endorsed numerous state and local ballot measures approving additional funding for green space, land conservation, and public transportation.
Speaking at the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting, Jonathan Rose, founder and president of the Jonathan Rose Companies, discussed creating a higher purpose for cities as outlined in his new book, The Well-Tempered City.
Compact, well-connected urban development can create vibrant cities that are more competitive, inclusive, and resilient and that have lower carbon footprints.
Downtown office properties are no longer disposable, throw-away structures with just a 30-year life span. Today, adaptive use initiatives are revitalizing buildings, changing the purpose of the towers to meet current market demands and extending the buildings’ useful life by many decades. At the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas last month, panelists demonstrated the case for redeveloping downtown properties.
At a panel on mixed-use strategy at ULI’s 2016 Fall Meeting in Dallas, participants described what might seem like three dissimilar projects. But, as the panelists discussed, each project offered a city a way to turn blighted areas into engines of revitalization and economic stimulus, and create profits for their owners and tenants as well.