Author: Mark Cooper

Articles by Mark Cooper

  • In Shanghai, a New Model for the Waterfront
    Published on August 31, 2015 in Planning & Design
    Hushan North Bund transforms a former commercial dock into a vibrant mixed-use development.
  • Asia’s Vertical Cities: Will They Translate to Other Continents?
    Published on August 06, 2015 in Planning & Design
    A combination of necessity and desirability has made Asian cities the world leaders in vertical living.
  • Importing More Energy-Efficient Techniques
    Published on June 22, 2015 in Sustainability
    As tougher energy efficiency standards become the norm for new buildings, older buildings will be expected to keep up, said panelists at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Tokyo.
  • Unique Narratives Required for Transformative Mixed-Use Developments
    Published on June 22, 2015 in Planning & Design
    For mixed-use development to be truly transformative, it needs a story, panelists said at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit, held June 3 in Tokyo.
  • Tokyo Strives for Olympic Sustainability
    Published on June 08, 2015 in Sustainability
    The 2012 London Olympic Games have gone down as one of the most successful in the history of the event, with much of the applause coming for the second transformation of east London after the athletes, spectators, and media had gone home. With 267 weeks remaining before the Opening Ceremonies for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020, it is critical that steps be taken soon to ensure that the city’s legacy is a similar success, said panelists at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Tokyo.
  • Leading the Way on Real Estate’s Key Issues for the Future
    Published on June 08, 2015 in Sustainability
    Leadership, climate change, and technology were the focus of a panel discussion at the 2015 ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Tokyo. These three issues are among the nine core themes agreed on during the meeting of ULI's global trustees and leaders in Paris.
  • China’s Pearl River Delta: Tying 11 Cities into a Megaregion
    Published on September 22, 2014 in Infrastructure
    On China’s southern coast, the integration of the Greater Pearl River Delta links nine cities, plus the special administrative zones of Hong Kong and Macau, to create an urban area of 21,100 square miles (55,000 sq km) and a population of up to 80 million.
  • Live, Work, Play: Getting Mixed-Use Development Right
    Published on May 25, 2012 in Mixed-Use
    “Mixed-use developments mean we stop thinking so much about buildings as buildings but as communities,” said Richard Vogel, senior vice president and general manager of Ivanhoe Cambridge China, at ULI's Asia Pacific Summit. These substantial and often iconic developments are a weighty undertaking, crucial to the regeneration and improvement of cities, particularly in rapidly urbanizing countries such as China and India.
  • The Demographic Divide: Challenges in China’s Senior Housing
    Published on May 24, 2012 in Residential
    In China, senior housing is a relatively new concept, and senior housing projects do not take account of the exact needs of this demographic group, said Sun Xiangshu, chairman of Beijing Victory Star Architectural & Civil Engineering Group, to a group at ULI's Asia Pacific Summit held in Beijing May 16-18. There will be no easy solutions to China's aging population problem, participants said.