Author: Lucy Scott
Articles by Lucy Scott
- Understanding the Benefits and Costs of World-Class High-Speed Rail
Published on June 29, 2015 in Infrastructure
The chairman of the UK's High Speed 2 transport project says that one of his “major challenges” in managing the multibillion-pound north–south rail link is to convince the public of its benefits, speaking at ULI Europe's Real Estate Trends Conference in London.
- Drivers of Change for the Global Real Estate Industry
Published on June 29, 2015 in Planning & Design
Wearable technology, driverless cars, and the sharing economy are challenging the real estate industry to design cities with alternative buildings and services to keep pace with changing lifestyles, a leading design consultant said at the ULI’s Real Estate Trends conference in London.
- Can Density Solve the Housing Crisis in Cities Like London?
Published on June 10, 2015 in Planning & Design
Increasing density must form a key tenet of urban planning policy if cities are to tackle the pressure that migration is placing on housing, employment, and the environment, leading urban economist Edward Glaeser said during a ULI panel discussion in London. Launching ULI Europe’s program of work on density and the urban environment, the Harvard University economics professor and ULI Trustee said restrictive policies on the growth of cities will be increasingly harmful.
- Redeveloping for Health in Hamburg’s HafenCity
Published on February 20, 2015 in Development
Decentralized spatial urban planning, rather than walkability, is the most effective tool for building healthy cities, says the chief executive officer of Europe’s largest inner-city development project.
- The New Normal of Extreme Weather Conditions
Published on February 20, 2015 in Sustainability
Disruptive forces created by climate change represent the “new normal” for the real estate industry and cities worldwide, posing “huge risks” to those not adequately preparing for it, warned a panel of experts at the ULI Europe Annual Conference in Paris in early February.
- World’s Cities Largely Unprepared for Effect of Climate Change
Published on February 13, 2015 in Sustainability
London Mayor Boris Johnson believes voters are one of the biggest obstacles to improving the city’s resilience to the effects of climate change.
- E-Commerce’s Global Impact Still Expanding
Published on February 13, 2015 in Market Trends
Global e-commerce titans, such as Google and Amazon and China’s Alibaba, are transforming customer expectations on product selection, convenience, and shopping experiences, which may lead to less demand for traditional retail real estate, Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International, told attendees at ULI’s Midwinter Meeting in Paris last week.
- Disruptive Tech Firms Value Place Making
Published on February 09, 2015 in Planning & Design
Providers of shared office space such as WeWork are beginning to disrupt the need for traditional office space, Peter Victor, senior management director and head of the international desk, EMEA, at Cushman and Wakefield, said at the ULI Europe Annual Conference in Paris.
- QE, Cheap Oil Should Stave Off Deflation in Europe
Published on February 06, 2015 in Market Trends
Quantitative easing and low oil prices will counteract the negative effects of deflation and a potential departure of Greece from the euro, said the chief economist of one of Europe’s largest pension funds at ULI Europe’s annual conference in Paris.
- In Practice: Case Study – King’s Cross, London
Published on December 22, 2014 in Development
Bringing open space, retail, residential, and other uses to a transportation hub—and former industrial site.
- In Europe, Taking Smart Cities to the People
Published on September 15, 2014 in Infrastructure
Data from “Smart Citizen” trials can guide government decisions on carbon, resources, planning, and resilience.
- Euro Crisis Is Largely “History,” Confidence Returning, Says Economist
Published on August 11, 2014 in Market Trends
The systemic euro crisis is “history,” Berenberg Bank chief economist Holger Schmieding proclaimed last month in his keynote address at ULI’s Real Estate Trends Conference in London.
- Asia’s Investors Turning Attention to European Real Estate
Published on July 21, 2014 in Capital Markets
Investors from China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore are leading a transformational change in European property markets that will have as much impact as the high-tech revolution, a group of experts said at the ULI Real Estate Trends Conference in London.
- ULI Report: Property Values Increasingly Threatened by Extreme Weather
Published on June 30, 2014 in Sustainability
The commercial real estate industry is failing to address the consequences of the extreme weather events that are a rising threat to property values, according to a ULI Europe report.
- Generation Y’s Impact Beginning to Reshape Europe
Published on June 23, 2014 in Market Trends
Commercial real estate is “seriously under threat” from a new generation of tenants seeking fundamentally different property than their predecessors, according to property experts at ULI’s Real Estate Trends conference in London last week.
- 3-D Printing for Home Construction
Published on June 16, 2014 in Planning & Design
A multidisciplinary team in Amsterdam is racing to print a prototype home.
- Park 20|20, Amsterdam: Born to Be Recycled
Published on May 05, 2014 in Sustainability
Rented steel beams? They're the start of a radically reconfigurable green office complex.
- Europe’s Fastest-Growing Cities Are Focused on Building Healthy
Published on February 14, 2014 in Sustainability
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.
- Infrastructure Investment in Africa Opens Doors for Developers
Published on February 14, 2014 in Infrastructure
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.
- Deleveraging Continues in Europe’s Core Markets
Published on February 10, 2014 in Capital Markets
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.
- Balancing Social, Environmental, and Financial Concerns
Published on February 28, 2012 in Sustainability
To Alexander Otto, CEO of pan-European operator ECE Projektmanagement, green thinking is nothing new—and it has led to accolades for the firm’s developments.
- Lessons for Business: The Real Estate Industry Must Face Up to Social and Environmental Issues, Experts Warn
Published on February 09, 2012 in Sustainability
“We are starting to find out how to link carbon to money. How can we better understand the interplay between what we know about the social environment and investment decisions? In my lifetime, the population of the world will treble. How will that impact you?,” asked session chair Graham Colclough, vice president, global public sector at Capgemini, at the ULI Europe Annual Conference in Paris.
- Making Progress in Difficult Times: The Private Sector Must “Lead the Way” Out of Recession
Published on February 08, 2012 in ULI Europe Paris 2012 Annual Conference
Panelists at ULI Europe’s annual European conference explored how cities such as London, Paris, and Edinburgh could cut spending to bring public debt under control while also driving economic growth.
- Big Ideas from Industry’s Next Generation: New Solutions from a New Generation of Leaders
Published on February 08, 2012 in ULI Europe Paris 2012 Annual Conference
At a debate at ULI’s recent 16th annual European conference, three members of the Young Leaders program told attendees how the real estate industry can adapt to changed circumstances—and succeed.
- The Only Problems Left Are the Big Ones: Understand Social and Environmental Change
Published on February 08, 2012 in Market Trends
During the opening debate of the Urban Land Institute’s recent 16th European conference in Paris, demographic change, global warming, and carbon dioxide emissions were topics that took center stage.
- Digital Revolution and Retail Real Estate
Published on February 03, 2012 in
At ULI Europe’s session on the impact of the digital revolution on real estate, attendees learned about the future of bricks-and-mortar retailing in light of “M-commerce, S-commerce, and QR codes.”
- His Highness the Aga Khan Urges “Impact Investing” in Developing Areas
Published on February 01, 2012 in Capital Markets
His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, urged guests at the ULI Europe Annual Conference in Paris to consider the social and environmental impacts of investment decisions.