The Future of the City is a treasure trove of skyscraper designs from around the world. Almost an encyclopedia, the book tells you everything you would want to know about the architecture and urban design of the tall buildings sprouting up in Dubai, Beijing, Chicago, London, and elsewhere.Read More
The two great railroad stations of the greatest city in the United States—Grand Central Terminal (opened 1913) and Pennsylvania (Penn) Station (opened 1910, demolished 1963–1966)—stand as useful bookends in surveying the recent historic preservation movement in the United States. The destruction of Penn Station helped start the modern historic preservation movement in New York City and, subsequently, the United States.Read More
How can governments better collaborate with private developers? As a real estate developer, what kinds of skills and strategies should you bring to P3? These were two of the primary questions addressed by a panel on public-private partnerships at the ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago.Read More
At a ULI Fall Meeting program with four U.S. mayors, Julie Stasch, vice president of U.S. programs at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, got right to the point: “We’re not three weeks away from the longest government shutdown. What did it look like in your city?”Read More
Just as rapidly urbanizing U.S. neighborhoods grapple with the challenges of auto-oriented land use patterns from the past, millennials and entrepreneurs have come up with a solution: the sharing economy.
Tolls pave the way for road construction when other financing is unavailable. But toll roads will not drive development in an otherwise undesirable market.
“The City That Works” is embarking on a big goal: Raising $1.7 billion in private capital to pay for desperately needed infrastructure improvements-and generating a financial return for investors.
Happiness and access to viable transit tend to go together, according to new research by a transportation expert with the University of Minnesota.
Team Better Block founders Jason Roberts and Andrew Howard share their 12 tips for a successful “Block” party, including proximity to residential neighborhoods and potential for multimodal street and transit infrastructure such as bicycle lanes.
The Better Block movement demonstrates without any public sector assistance the vitality that could be brought to struggling neighborhoods in cities such as Dallas, San Antonio, and Norfolk, Virginia.