The chairman of the UK’s High Speed 2 transport project says that one of his “major challenges” in managing the multibillion-pound north–south rail link is to convince the public of its benefits, speaking at ULI Europe’s Real Estate Trends Conference in London.Read More
Railtown chronicles the latest chapter in the Los Angeles saga—the city’s transition from a smoggy, car-loving, freeway-dominated megacity to an emerging cluster of walkable urban centers linked by public transit, including light and heavy rail as well as buses.Read More
In an Urban Land opinion piece, Gabe Klein describes the evolution of the federal governments position on streetcars in the U.S. since 2009.Read More
In this Urban Land opinion piece, David Levensen gives an overview of the boom and bust in streetcars since 1888 in the United States to where we are today.Read More
In this Urban Land opinion piece, Yonah Freemark argues that streetcars are too frequently not thought of with local riders in mind. The biggest problem is that they are typically too slow to be useful for most people.
A consensus exists among public officials that significant investment is needed to improve U.S. highway and transit systems. Are toll roads a viable source of funding?
What can cities do with aging, obsolete infrastructure that becomes not only useless but also dangerous? At the annual Washington Real Estate Trends conference sponsored by ULI’s Washington, D.C., district council, panelists presented inspiring examples of several successful projects in the nation’s capital and beyond.
Over the last decade, there has been a sea change in how freight is moved through ports and on land, which is beginning to have a profound impact on traditional ports and inland ports and the real estate that surrounds them.
Increasingly, it is the ability—and willingness—of state and local governments to pay the ongoing cost of operation and maintaining new transportation projects that dictates whether capital will be invested in the infrastructure itself, according to a panel of experts at the ULI Spring Meeting in Houston.
Federal changes could promote TOD that functions better—and is easier to build.