Combining—and Dividing—Uses at Portland’s Goat Blocks

A developer uses suburban retail experience to craft a dense, mixed-use community in the heart of Portland’s Central Eastside.

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  • Trail-Oriented Development: People-Oriented Design’s Latest Phase

    April 18, 2016

    Real estate developers around the world are responding to increased consumer interest in cycling and walking as preferred modes of transportation by building projects adjacent to trails, bike paths, bike-sharing stations, and other infrastructure that supports human-powered mobility, according to
    Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier, a new ULI report.

  • ULI Case Study: Paseo Verde in Philadelphia

    April 14, 2016

    A community development corporation and a developer committed to affordability and sustainability team up to provide rental housing with top-notch energy efficiency.

  • Bringing Better Health Outcomes to South Philadelphia

    February 24, 2016

    In 2012, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a private institution, partnered with the city to serve residents in south Philadelphia. This public/private effort is unprecedented in the variety of services located on a single site, the speed of public approvals, and financing.

  • Atlanta’s Midtown Site Selected for 2016 ULI Hines Competition

    January 11, 2016

    ULI has announced an area in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood as the study site in the 14th annual ULI Hines Student Competition. The ideas competition provides teams the opportunity to devise a design and development program for parts of a large-scale site.

  • In Print: (Re)Building Downtown: A Guidebook for Revitalization

    December 21, 2015

    When Alex Morrison, executive director of the Urban Development Authority for Macon-Bibb County, Georgia, started on a comprehensive plan for downtown revitalization, “we knew we wanted walkability and housing,” he said. “But the how and where [were] driven by the public process.” His emphasis on community engagement drove home a point in a new guidebook, (Re)Building Downtown: A Guidebook for Revitalization, from Smart Growth America.

  • Prairiefire: A Mixed-Use Center Meets T. Rex

    September 8, 2015

    In a unique collaboration, the American Museum of Natural History brings its traveling exhibits to a new development in Overland Park, Kansas.

  • In Shanghai, a New Model for the Waterfront

    August 31, 2015

    Hushan North Bund transforms a former commercial dock into a vibrant mixed-use development.

  • Industry City: Developer Jamestown’s Billion-Dollar Mixed-Use Revival in Brooklyn

    A crumbling industrial site on the fringe of Brooklyn’s real estate boom is becoming a magnet for innovative businesses. Industry City has drawn Fortune 500 companies, technology startups, a professional sports training facility, an ice cream maker, and visual artists to a complex of 15 giant, century-old factory buildings on the Brooklyn waterfront.

  • Big City Dreaming: The Sometimes Mixed Results of Mixed Use

    July 15, 2015

    In an opinion piece for Urban Land Online, ULI Foundation Governor and developer John McNellis argues that mandating mixed use is not the best way to incentivize development.

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