Rob Speyer, president and CEO of Tishman Speyer.

Property Values Increasingly Depend on Transit—and Mayors

Real estate and transportation are increasingly becoming interconnected, Rob Speyer, president and chief executive of Tishman Speyer, told those attending the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Shanghai.

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In Print: Airport Urbanism: Infrastructure and Mobility in Asia

The gleaming white terminal on the cover suggests a book much like many others, outlining a future (and present) of grand planning for the prosperity brought and dispatched via the wonders of air traffic. But this is not that book: it is a fascinating examination of the many elements that such forecasts leave out or overlook.

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Peter Calthorpe,

UL Interview: Peter Calthorpe

The noted California architect and planner discusses China’s new “urban design revolution.” In an interview, Calthorpe spoke to ULI about how the new standards address this explosive growth and the involvement of his Berkeley, California–based design firm, Calthorpe Associates, in promoting sustainable development in China.

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Erica Swanson, Google Fiber

Bridging the Digital Divide for Low-Income Residents

Speaking at the recent ULI Housing Opportunity Conference, Rick Haughey, vice president of industry technology initiatives at the Washington, D.C.–based National Multifamily Housing Council, likened the wiring of the United States to the internet to the early development of the nation’s highways, but as a cautionary tale, creating unintended winners and losers in the process.

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Recent Articles

  • Investors Willing to Fill the Void for Spending on Infrastructure, Energy

    May 17, 2016

    Panelists at the recent ULI Japan Conference in Tokyo said that even a mature market such as Japan offers significant opportunities, due to a program of public/private partnerships designed to ease the burden on the state, but a $1 trillion “infrastructure gap” exists worldwide.

  • How Cities, Property Owners Are Integrating Wi-Fi, Charging Stations

    May 13, 2016

    Free public wi-fi and charging stations are being deployed through outdoor public furniture and fixtures—benches, shelters, streetlight poles, trash cans, and other common features.

  • In Print: Start-Up City: Inspiring Private & Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun

    May 10, 2016

    In choosing the title for this book, Gabe Klein, best known as the former head of the city departments of transportation in Washington, D.C., and later Chicago, refers to the entrepreneurial mentality that public sector workers can bring to government.

  • Mapping Access to Transit, Jobs across the United States

    May 9, 2016

    The Chicago-based nonprofit Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and New York City–based TransitCenter unveiled an interactive transit tool in April that maps the access, quality, and use of transit across 371 cities in the United States, aggregating and mapping data from 805 transit agencies, 15,070 routes, and 543,787 bus and rail stops nationwide.

  • Expansion of Bike Infrastructure Fuels Growth of Multimodal Transit

    April 29, 2016

    The big picture in transportation and real estate trends is the growth of multiple transportation modes, shared uses of bikes and cars, and enormous expansions of bike infrastructure that are driving real estate investments and urban growth, according to experts who spoke at a 2016 ULI Spring Meeting session in Philadelphia recently.

  • Trail-Oriented Development: The Next Frontier in People-Friendly Design

    April 25, 2016

    Real estate developers and cities are becoming more responsive to cyclists’ needs by creating an increasing number of amenities tailored to those who would rather bike than drive. A new ULI publication, Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier, identifies this trend as “trail-oriented development,” the latest phase in the evolution of urban development from car-centric to people-friendly design.

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