The Crimean Embankment, a 4.5-acre (1.8 ha) site, was fully pedestrianized just over a year ago. Not long ago, this sort of public space was hard to imagine anywhere in Moscow. Mayor Sergei Sobyanin is intent on changing this—and making over this 0.6-mile (1 km) stretch of riverfront is just the beginning.Read More
Between 2000 and 2012, the number of jobs within the typical commute distance for residents in a major metro area fell by 7 percent, according to new research by the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program.Read More
Urban sprawl costs the U.S. economy more than $1 trillion annually, according to a new study by the New Climate Economy, a global commission on the economy and climate.Read More
In the past decade, there has been a shift in the types of diseases affecting populations around the world, particularly in the more developed world. This shift requires new approaches to human health that extend beyond formal health care systems and include the built environment, says Sir Malcolm Grant, chairman of the National Health Service in England.Read More
Rik Kirkland, director of publishing and principal at consultancy McKinsey & Co., believes that one story has the potential to “change everything” between now and the year 2100. Speaking at ULI’s Midwinter Meeting in Paris, Kirkland said, “The biggest story unfolding around us today is we’re witnessing the dawn of the era of machine learning and artificial intelligence.”
Google has announced plans to add approximately 1.1 million square feet to the existing 2 million square feet of office space at the company’s corporate headquarters in Mountain View, California, in collaboration with architects BIG and Heatherwick Studio.
See how downtown Houston and other American downtowns have been transformed over the past 60 years with these illustrations.
ULI has hit the ground running in 2015, with new products and activities that reinforce our focus on keeping the organization energized, innovative, and, most important, member-focused.
Often I need to pause to remember not only what day it is, but what month it is.
The Houston district council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced its 2015 Development of Distinction Awards, including Bethel Church Park, Lee Davis Library at San Jacinto College, and Midway Company’s Braeburn Village.