Infrastructure

(Los Angles County Bicycle Federation)

U.S. Voters Approve Billions for Transit and Green Space

In November, voters across the United States endorsed numerous state and local ballot measures approving additional funding for green space, land conservation, and public transportation.

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Panelists address the audience during the No Parking session at the ULI  2016 Fall Meeting in downtown Dallas, Texas, on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

From left: Michael App of Timothy Haahs & Associates, Inc., Casey Wagner of Walker Parking Consultants, Mike Harris of Brandywine Realty Trust, and Christine Banning of the National Parking Association

Parking Garages Will Evolve for Adaptive Use and as Multimodal Transit Hubs

From reconfiguring garages for adaptable uses to creating space for storing drones, experts in parking discuss new ways to design garages.

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Evolution of an Aerotropolis

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the most successful American template for how a major airport can become a core for real estate development and economic growth. Now, planning is taking it to a higher altitude.

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Integrating Affordable Housing into Plans for Transit-Oriented Development

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.

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Recent Articles

  • Rerouting the Trinity River

    October 3, 2016

    Fort Worth’s bold plan of dredging channels and tearing down levies would enhance flood control, connect people with the waterfront—and double the amount of land in the city’s downtown.

  • In Print: Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation

    September 12, 2016

    Journalist Edward Humes is a Pulitzer Prize winner and author of 14 books. In Door to Door he takes on another complex, resource-intensive topic: the mammoth transportation systems that make it possible (and often frighteningly impossible) for Americans to drive 344 million miles in an hour and move $55 billion worth of goods per day.

  • Audio: Highway Removal and the Plan to Put Dallas Back Together

    ULI member and urban planner Patrick Kennedy recently appeared on the Streetsblog podcast, Talking Headways, to discuss Kennedy’s highway removal campaign for Dallas, known as “A New Dallas,” and the recent Texas DOT CityMap Plan to re-imagine the freeways and roads in the city’s downtown.

  • How TOD Is Fueling Growth in Southern Dallas

    August 31, 2016

    Southern Dallas, which was physically and economically separated from downtown after the construction of Interstate 30 in the 1960s, is undergoing a renaissance focused on transit-oriented development.

  • Fare Game

    August 8, 2016

    When the Uber went online last year in Fukuoka, the biggest city in Japan’s south, it was shut down within a matter of weeks by the government on the grounds that the vehicles used did not belong to Uber, which violated the nation’s Road Transportation Act. The company’s second attempt to break into the nation of 127 million has involved a different strategy: cooperating with taxi companies.

  • In Print: The Road Taken: The History and Future of America’s Infrastructure

    August 1, 2016

    The word infrastructure, which originated during the 1920s, was unusual enough to still appear in quotation marks in the Wall Street Journal as late as the 1980s. Henry Petroski’s The Road Taken: The History and Future of America’s Infrastructure is an exhaustive tour of the tremendous variety of built works encompassed by the term.

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