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  • 03-16-16

    Connecting Food and the Built Environment in New Orleans

    A renewed focus on food is providing a bounty of innovations in real estate, attendees of the ULI Food and Real Estate Forum learned while sharing development experiences, with discussions including enhancing health, food security, and social equity.

  • 03-14-16

    Svelte Density: Needle Towers Puncture the Sky

    With small floor plates and soaring heights, new developments in New York City and other global gateways appeal to luxury buyers.

  • 03-14-16

    ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Beaugrenelle—Paris, France

    Following a period of successful operations and subsequent decline, the Beaugrenelle shopping center in the 15th arrondissement of Paris was demolished to make way for a new-generation venue by making the most of the existing raised slab—a significant constraint left over from the utopian style of architecture of the 1970s.

  • 03-14-16

    In Print: Conservation for Cities: How to Plan and Build Natural Infrastructure

    Robert McDonald writes from Washington, D.C., where he is a senior scientist for sustainable land use at the Nature Conservancy. In this modest and succinct primer, he explains with an engaging informality ways to deal with many of the standard environmental shortcomings affecting U.S. cities, whether caused by the forces of nature or by human misuse.

  • 03-14-16

    At SXSW, DOT Secretary Foxx Announces Seven Finalist Cities in Smart City Challenge

    Seven cities—Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Denver; Kansas City, Missouri; Pittsburgh; Portland, Oregon; and San Francisco—have been named finalists for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Smart City Challenge. DOT has pledged up to $40 million to one city to help it define what it means to be a “smart city.”

  • 03-14-16

    Growth in E-Commerce Continues to Drive Industrial Markets

    In its sixth-consecutive year of double-digit growth, U.S. e-commerce saw sales grow 14.6 percent to $341.7 billion during 2015, according to the U.S. Commerce Department, illustrating the growing importance of e-commerce behind new demand for warehouses. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • 03-10-16

    Video: Drone Flyover of Apple’s Campus Construction in California

    This video, captured by drone by photographer Duncan Sinfield, shows the progress on the spaceship-like main building, plus a 100,000 square foot fitness center, parking structures for nearly 11,000 cars, a research and development facility, and 1,000 seat underground auditorium. Once completed, the Apple Campus 2 will house some 12,000 employees.

  • 03-10-16

    Cities Incentivizing Greener Infrastructure to Better Manage Water

    Rather than a prohibitively costly replacement of the existing sewer system, Philadelphia and other cities are undergoing one of the largest green infrastructure projects in the United States.

  • 03-07-16

    Smart Glass out of the Shadows

    With the technology improving and prices falling, glass that automatically darkens to control glare and heat is gaining popularity.

  • 03-07-16

    ULI/McCoy Symposium on Real Estate Finance: Is This the Inflection Point?

    Sixty leading figures in real estate capital markets came together in New York City in December to participate in the 22nd annual ULI/McCoy Symposium on Real Estate Finance. The annual invitation-only event was attended by a wide array of real estate industry participants. Because Chatham House rules, which provide anonymity to speakers to encourage openness and the sharing of information, applied to the discussions, the following is a summary of the key findings and themes of the symposium.