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Making Space for More Tech Firms in New York City

As New York City’s burgeoning tech economy continues to grow, startups face the same challenges for office space they would anywhere else—but have the added challenge of Manhattan-level price tags, vying for space with law firms, banks, and other well-financed tenants.

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Policy Perspective: A New Regional Model for Resilience

Through its innovative spirit, Rebuild by Design has established a new governmental tool for promoting resilience and demonstrates that regional concerns should inform development, design, and public policy.

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ULI Endorses Urban Street Design Guide from NACTO

The Urban Land Institute has endorsed the Urban Street Design Guide, published last year by the National Association of City Transportation Officials. The guide embraces the unique and complex challenge of designing urban streets, aiming to make streets safe for people whether they are walking, biking, using transit, or driving.

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Bringing Keycard Technology to Smartphones

This past July, a company called Kisi took the grand prize at a “Hacker Challenge” for real estate–based apps sponsored by RETechNYC, an advisory firm, and ULI New York.

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Recent Articles

  • In Print: Land in Conflict: Managing and Resolving Land Use Disputes

    August 18, 2014

    Worthy land development projects can be torpedoed during contentious public hearings. The authors of this book argue that supplementing the standard public hearing process with consensus building can turn opposing stakeholders into problem solvers, generating better projects with wider public support.

  • Going to the Dogs

    With pet-grooming stations, rooftop dog walks–and a premium on the rent–developers are catering more to their pet-loving clientele.

  • Fee-Simple Small Lots Yield Urbane Density

    August 13, 2014

    A Los Angeles developer and architect use a new small-lot ordinance to build single-family houses at a garden-apartment type of density.

  • As Traditional Golf Courses Fade, Hybrids Like Topgolf Tee Up

    August 11, 2014

    Hybrid offerings like Topgolf International are combining elements of traditional driving ranges and miniature golf with corporate events, food service and other amenities.

  • In Building Size and Age, Variety Yields Vibrancy

    August 7, 2014

    Neighborhoods with small-scale historic buildings can be economic and cultural powerhouses when given a chance to survive and evolve.

  • ULI Urban Open Space Award Finalists

    August 4, 2014

    Five finalists have been announced for this year’s award, which recognizes outstanding examples of successful large- and small-scale public spaces.

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