The quality of infrastructure systems—including transportation, utilities, and telecommunications—is the most important factor influencing real estate investment and development decisions in cities around the world, according to a survey of public sector and private sector leaders conducted by the Urban Land Institute and EY.Read More
According to a report by Smart Growth America, Southern cities like Atlanta and Nashville are among the least dense, but California’s Riverside also makes the bottom 10.Read More
In a mountainous suburb of La Paz, Bolivia, crews are finishing the first leg of a network of gondolas, which may be the largest mass transit cable-car system in the world.Read More
Four developers share their experiences with the market for walkable and bicycle-friendly development.Read More
One of the legacies of the Olympic Games held in Vancouver four years ago is a light-rail line that has become something of an international model in transit circles.
With the major U.S. federal transportation law, 2012’s MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century), expiring this October 1, activity is gearing up to decide what is next for the nation’s streets, highways, and transit systems. The biggest headache will be funding. Federal taxes on motor fuels are failing to generate enough revenue to maintain even current spending levels.
No one wants an unsafe, uninviting street. So why has this been so difficult to change? And in places where people have successfully initiated change, what are they doing differently?
How to make sure that infrastructure gets the funding and attention they need took center stage during discussions at the World Economic Forum’s Summit on the Global Agenda.
Chinese investment in African infrastructure is opening up opportunities for real estate developers on the continent, said panelists at the ULI Europe Annual Conference in Paris.
Last January, Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, did something that no other city its size had done before: It made all public transit in the city free for residents.