Officials leading the expansion of some of Europe’s fastest-growing urban areas say residential schemes that offer green space and promote sustainable transport are crucial to their smart-cities programs.
Chinese investment in African infrastructure is opening up opportunities for real estate developers on the continent, said panelists at the ULI Europe Annual Conference in Paris.
“Vancouverism” is synonymous with tower-podium architecture, green space, and breathtaking views. But the city’s development process is sometimes overlooked.
Last January, Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, did something that no other city its size had done before: It made all public transit in the city free for residents.
It was a very quiet week, with the markets going this way and that. After December 2013’s disappointing jobs results, economists and analysts waited nervously for January 2014’s results.
Panelists at the ULI Europe Annual Conference in Paris last week see Spain’s “bad bank” moving forward with plans to sell off troubled assets, while France and Germany continue to take a more measured approach.
ULI will hold its 2014 Spring Meeting April 9–11 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. Among the keynote speakers will be CNN’s Fareed Zakaria.
In the 1970s, Ron Basford, a Canadian Cabinet minister and loyal Vancouverite seized on the idea of converting Granville Island into a special place.
The Historic Millwork District (pictured) in Dubuque, Iowa, was one of seven winners of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Award for Smart Growth Achievement.
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