Planning & Design


From Principles to Practice: ULI Report Explores How to Build Effective Public/Private Partnerships

The challenges and opportunities associated with creating effective public/private partnerships in the current economic environment are explored in Successful Public/Private Partnerships: From Principles to Practice, a new ULI publication.

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Driving the Reurbanization of Downtown Los Angeles

Called by GQ magazine “the Capital of Cool,” downtown Los Angeles is seeing some 22,000 residences now under construction or in planning. What lessons does DTLA’s resurgence hold for other U.S. cities?

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Video: New York City’s Lowline Gets First Approval

In mid-July, New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and the New York City Economic Development Corporation announced the selection of the Lowline as the designated developer for the underground trolley terminal at the base of the Williamsburg Bridge that has been disused for nearly seven decades.

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ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Swedbank Headquarters, Stockholm

After four decades in Stockholm’s city center, Swedbank had outgrown its headquarters. The banking group wanted a new building that embraced the working methods and technology associated with banking in the 21st century and that reinforced its brand as an innovative financial institution.

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Recent Articles

  • In Print: Dream Cities: Seven Urban Ideas That Shape the World

    August 15, 2016

    This is a book that educates, entertains, and astonishes. It is an effort that progresses along multiple paths of utopian impulse, while at the same time gushing forth with a bravado of egocentric, architectural hubris.

  • Bringing Flexibility Home

    August 9, 2016

    New tech habits spur demand for creating privacy in open-plan homes.

  • ULX: Innovative Density

    August 2, 2016

    The following ten projects model strategies for making micro housing more livable, using modular construction to save costs, incorporating significant amounts of foliage and green space, and providing expansive communal areas.

  • ULI Case Study: Sofia Lofts, San Diego

    July 25, 2016

    A central courtyard—and a mix of unit sizes—create community on a small site.

  • Video: The Hills at New York City’s Governors Island

    July 15, 2016

    This month, Governors Island, the 172-acre (70 ha) island in the heart of New York Harbor, will open to the public for the first time its newest addition to the park, The Hills, with Fast Company calling it “an engineering marvel built for resiliency and recreation.”

  • MIT Group Imagines Sophisticated Solutions for High-Performing, Livable Cities

    July 7, 2016

    One of two dozen research groups housed at MIT’s Media Lab, the Changing Places group is focused on developing new, more efficient, and creative mobility systems and ways of living and working in cities at a time when urban populations are growing, while the resources to sustain them are shrinking. Kent Larson leads the group and shared several of Changing Places’ projects during the closing keynote speech at the recent ULI Florida Summit in Miami.

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