Sports stadiums are the centerpiece of many redevelopment projects around the world, but there has never been a project quite like the new Dallas Cowboys development in Frisco, a city about 25 miles (40 km) north of Dallas. The Cowboys’ training facility—where the team holds practices and meetings, and conducts other activities—is the focal point of a 91-acre (37 ha) mixed-use development, the product of a complicated public/private partnership that includes the local school district.Read More
Panelists at the ULI Los Angeles transit-oriented development event held in October agreed that affordable housing has moved to the top of the agenda for local agencies and planners. Traffic and walkability are still priorities, but affordable housing is the Holy Grail in the city.Read More
This session at ULI Los Angeles conference provided an unusual opportunity to hear two of L.A.’s key planners discuss their attitudes, priorities, and philosophies, and offered a glimpse into the future of L.A. development as they addressed the myriad issues facing the city.Read More
In his new book, Rose uses a metaphor from classical music to explain how cities can achieve harmony among competing needs and interests.Read More
When art and cultural features take center stage in development, benefits accrue to the whole community.
Converting offices to residences—and creating valuable parkland—helped lure people and development back to the urban core.
The New York Times recently published an interesting article on the popularity of Washington, D.C., as an “ideal place to grow older,” citing such senior-friendly assets as easy walkability and a prevalence of community gardens doing double duty as sources of fresh food and places to socialize.
Instead of going big on an urban site targeted for high-rise development, the prominent Dallas company kept its new buildings in the trees—and connected to the city.
While cities around the world face many challenges, they also play a role in providing economic opportunity and bringing people of different backgrounds together. “Communities succeed best when they’re diverse,” said Peter Calthorpe, an award-winning San Francisco–based architect and pioneer of sustainable urban design globally who was awarded the Nichols Prize in 2006, speaking at the ULI Nichols Forum in Kansas City, Missouri.
When Griffin Real Estate took possession of a dilapidated food market hall in the center of Warsaw in 2012, it created a development that dovetailed the site’s history with the current hunger for food-led destinations in city centers.