Planning & Design

Planning & Design

Building Up Community, One School at a Time

It requires strong partnerships among school districts, the community, and developers to place improved schools at the heart of a new development.

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Designing for Dignity: Viewing Design as a Social Tool

Designing more human-centered communities requires “moving beyond intentions of what we hope to create to finding ways to actually engage with people [in order] to get there,” said designer and architect Liz Ogbu, speaking at ULI’s Housing Opportunity Conference in Minneapolis last week.

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Video: Can Redesigned Corner Stores Make Us Crave Healthier Foods

Healthy Retail SF is a program designed to help retailers in high-poverty neighborhoods in the Bay Area transform their markets into places that offer a variety of affordable and healthy food options.

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New Keys for Modern Master-Planned Communities

Convenience, authenticity, and connectivity were attributes that experts used to characterize trends in master-planned communities during a panel discussion titled “New Dimensions in Master Planning” at the National Association of Real Estate Editors’ recent annual conference in Miami. During the session, panelists tackled questions of how people will work in the future, changing attitudes and processes regarding land planning, and whether or not golf is still part of the resort picture.

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Recent Articles

  • Crafting Authenticity for Retail Destinations

    July 13, 2015

    Take a location with some history, add the right look—and seek the right mix of merchants—to create a retail site that people will want to experience.

  • ULX: 10 New Projects by High-Profile Designers

    July 6, 2015

    The following ten projects by internationally known architecture firms—all completed during the past five years—include buildings that create and shape public open space, fit inventively into neighborhoods and historic contexts without dominating them.

  • Overcoming the Resistance to More Density

    Speaking at ULI Europe’s Real Estate Trends Conference, ULI senior fellow Greg Clark drew attention to the “long memory” for failed density projects across the globe. “If Europe is to retain economic strength, it is necessary to unlock these issues,” he warned.

  • Drivers of Change for the Global Real Estate Industry

    June 29, 2015

    Wearable technology, driverless cars, and the sharing economy are challenging the real estate industry to design cities with alternative buildings and services to keep pace with changing lifestyles, a leading design consultant said at the ULI’s Real Estate Trends conference in London.

  • Unique Narratives Required for Transformative Mixed-Use Developments

    June 22, 2015

    For mixed-use development to be truly transformative, it needs a story, panelists said at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit, held June 3 in Tokyo.

  • 22 Finalists Named for ULI Global Awards for Excellence

    June 18, 2015

    Twenty-two real estate developments have been selected as finalists in the 2015 ULI Global Awards for Excellence competition. This year’s finalists represent developments from around the globe, including six in Asia, five in Europe, and 11 in North America.

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