The shaded area shows how South Boston would be inundated by a 7.5-foot (2.3 m) rise in sea level if no action is taken. (arrowstreet)Sustainability

Two If by Sea: The Urban Implications of Living with Water

ULI Boston/New England recently published a report, The Urban Implications of Living with Water, drawn from a charrette charged with exploring strategies for dealing with the effects of rising sea levels. It addresses four areas of Boston: the historic Back Bay neighborhood, Revere Beach, the Alewife Quadrangle, and the Innovation District.

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A ULI tour of Charleston's Upper Peninsula tech corridor.Development

Charleston’s Upper Peninsula: Sustainable Growth for a Knowledge-Based Economy

Dubbed “Silicon Harbor” by Fast Company magazine, Charleston has become a hotbed for digital startups with homegrown firms like Blue Acorn, PeopleMatter, and BoomTown! creating high-wage jobs, drawing talent from outside the region, and pumping dollars into the regional economy.

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Charleston’s Mayor Looks Back on 40 Years of Progress

As he completes his tenth term as Charleston, South Carolina’s mayor—and his 40th year in office—Joseph P. Riley Jr. could speak only of all that he has left to do and how little time he has to do it.

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Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg, who is overseeing the transformation of Hamburg’s former industrial harbor into the mixed-use HafenCity district, told the ULI Europe Annual Conference in Paris that integrated urban development and a variety of uses would incentivize walkers at a “mental rather than physical level.”Development

Redeveloping for Health in Hamburg’s HafenCity

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.

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