This still-timely book makes a number of suggestions for adapting and redesigning suburbs in order to create more sustainable urban living patterns. It is really three books in one—a history of suburbia in the United States, a compendium of suburban redevelopment strategies, and a description of award-winning designs from an architectural competition to reshape Long Island, New York.Read More
Cities need look no further than Chicago’s “Bean,” Anish Kapoor’s iconic Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park, to realize how investment in the arts can pay off.Read More
Tear down and rebuild or renovate and reposition? That was the question posed at a ULI Fall Meeting panel moderated by Richard T. Anderson, president of the New York Building Congress.Read More
Who would have thought that the revitalization of Detroit would include high-end watch manufacturing and the revival of a century-old shoe polish brand?Read More
The Urban Land Institute has selected 12 developments as winners in the 35th annual ULI Global Awards for Excellence competition.
Seventeen grants totaling $250,000 have been awarded to ULI district and national councils through ULI’s Urban Innovation Grant program.
A hybrid of city code authorities and civic boosters, design centers promote downtown aesthetics and walkability, one project at a time.
Chicago’s Aqua Tower is an 82-story concrete structure with more than 1.9 million square feet (176,500 sq m); tenth-tallest building in Chicago. Rated LEED-NC (for new construction) under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program of the U.S. Green Building Council. Construction cost is estimated at $300 million per GreenSource magazine.
Chicago has experienced a dramatic revival in the past two decades, rising from a Rustbelt city on the brink of bankruptcy to the powerful global metropolis it is today. But, the authors of Planning Chicago argue, Chicago cannot rest on these accomplishments.
In her book The End of the Suburbs, Leigh Gallagher argues that while the suburbs suffered the worst during the housing bust, the recession is a catalyst for a much larger trend, driven by high fuel prices, the decline of the nuclear family, and the resurgence of cities. But she also says, “Not all suburbs are going to vanish.”