The Rebirth of Manhattan’s Downtown

By the end of 2014, the writers and editors of Condé Nast will finish moving into the publishing company’s new 1.25 million-square-foot (116,000 sq m) headquarters in lower Manhattan. That’s just the latest good news from that part of Manhattan, which is once again one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the world, despite surviving a hurricane, the global financial crisis, and the 9/11 attacks.

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Greatest Development Opportunity in History in Global Urban Migration

Citing the estimate of 2.5 billion people moving to cities by 2050, Rob Speyer, president and co–chief executive officer of Tishman Speyer, said that cities are more important than ever in bringing people together in a keynote address at the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting.

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Buffalo’s Comeback

A look at what is helping rejuvenate a New York City apple–outside the Big Apple.

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ULI Case Study: Arverne by the Sea

Why one innovative housing development in the Rockaways withstood the waves.

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Recent Articles

  • Housing the Next Wave of Seniors

    October 13, 2014

    A wake-up call regarding the rising tide of older Americans on course to swamp the nation’s housing resources has been issued by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies and AARP.

  • Brooklyn Rebound

    Once gritty industrial zones in the shadow of Manhattan, the Brooklyn neighborhoods of DUMBO and Williamsburg have morphed into the center of knowledge-economy hipness.

  • Lower Manhattan Rises

    The downtown area attracts office tenants, residents, and tourists as it rebuilds.

  • Inside Mayor de Blasio’s Ambitious New Housing Plan

    October 6, 2014

    Can New York City really build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next ten years?

  • ULI Events App Gains More Social Features

    October 2, 2014

    For this year’s Fall Meeting, ULI is partnering with DoubleDutch, the category leader in mobile engagement applications for events, to deliver a strong social component with “gamification” and an interactive member wall to allow for a richer member experience.

  • Addressing Rising Sea Levels in South Florida and the California Coast

    September 26, 2014

    State and municipal governments are taking steps to ensure the safety of their coastal communities by implementing more stringent design and building standards for new construction and redevelopments. They also are beginning to replace old infrastructure.

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