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  • 09-17-14

    The Lowline: A Park Beneath the Hustle and Bustle of New York

    Dan Barasch is the co-founder and executive director of the Lowline, a proposed park beneath the streets of New York City—in the old Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal. In use from 1908 to 1948, the terminal is long abandoned. The Lowline will be a one-acre park in a neighborhood where green space is hard to come by.

  • 09-15-14

    Waterfronts, Resilience—and a New York Preview

    Perhaps you’ve noticed that this issue of Urban Land arrived in your mailbox a little bit earlier than usual.

  • 09-15-14

    Monday’s Numbers: September 15, 2014

    The Trepp survey for the week ending September 5, 2014, again showed average spreads literally unchanged as the markets got back after the three-day holiday weekend, rested and ready to take on the world’s challenges. If you are planning financing and/or refinancing this year, now is the time to put the pedal to the floor.

  • 09-15-14

    CEO Perspective: A New Format for ULI’s Fall Meeting

    CEO Perspective: September signals a busy time for ULI as we step up preparations for our signature event—the annual Fall Meeting.

  • 09-15-14

    In Europe, Taking Smart Cities to the People

    Data from “Smart Citizen” trials can guide government decisions on carbon, resources, planning, and resilience.

  • 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.