We are particularly excited to present this issue of Urban Land. It is the first available to readers through an app on their iPad, iPhone, Android, or other mobile device—with the same layout, photography, and features offered in the printed version you hold in your hands.
ULI has opened registration for the 12th annual Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition, which seeks multidisciplinary teams of graduate students to devise a comprehensive development program for a real, large-scale site. The ideas competition rewards the winning team with $50,000, and finalist teams with $10,000 each.
An isolated, crime-ridden, half-empty public housing enclave is being transformed into a mixed-income, higher-density neighborhood newly connected to San Francisco’s urban grid.
Where are interest rates going next? Up, obviously, but for planning purposes, it is important to hear from experts regarding how much and when the changes are expected. The following matrix includes information from J.P. Morgan, Barclays Capital, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley.
Shopping centers, having survived the worst contraction in 50 years, are often turning to restaurants and specialty retailers to replace department stores as anchor tenants.
During a panel at the ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago, Chris Bledsoe, chief executive officer of Stage 3 Properties, illustrated the ongoing crisis in affordable housing in places like New York City by showing a craigslist post for a “room” with three-foot (1 m) ceilings.
As Americans spend more and more time online using multiple devices, higher-speed internet connections are shifting from a luxury to a necessity, panelists said at the ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago.
The role land use plays in creating communities that encourage healthy living choices is explored in two new ULI publications, Intersections: Health and the Built Environment and Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places.
At a panel at the ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago, Anne Warhover, president and chief executive officer of the Colorado Health Foundation (CHF), noted that 90 percent of overall health depends on factors other than healthcare, such as lifestyle choices, education, and income.
Making healthy places happen requires vision and commitment, according to a panel of ULI J.C. Nichols Prize laureates, who offered insight into the challenges of implementing a healthy living culture.