A study of 24 California cities with an array of street design characteristics found that living in cities with high intersection density—a measure of compactness—significantly reduces the risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.Read More
When Shanghai Tower opens as China’s tallest building next year, the 2,073-foot (632 m) tower will feature elevators capable of traveling 40.3 miles (64.8 km) per hour. But how fast can modern elevators go without sacrificing comfort?Read More
A design challenge inspires a proposal for flexible parking structures that can house a range of uses—and spur mixed-use, transit-oriented development.Read More
A couple transforms a defunct factory/warehouse and abandoned gas station into live/work units for lease—and a private art studio/home for themselves.Read More
Focusing on environmental responsiveness and place making, this mixed-use neighborhood is also the largest planned net-zero-energy community.
Prevailing modes of workplace organization have and continue to be upended by new enterprises, designers, and clients, according to panelists at the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting in New York City.
America’s golden age for parks is translating into gilded surroundings, according to panelists at a concurrent session at the ULI Fall Meeting.
At times, New York City has trailblazed urban solutions of astonishing foresight; at other times, it has had to be dragged to confronting urban exigencies by imminent disaster, said panelists at the ULI Fall Meeting. In either case, New York has been in a constant state of innovation and remaking over the last century.
Sixteen grants totaling $320,000 have been awarded to Urban Land Institute (ULI) district and national councils through ULI’s Urban Innovation Grants program.
Klyde Warren Park, a 5.2-acre (2.1 ha) deck park built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Dallas, has received national recognition as the winner of the 2014 ULI Urban Open Space Award.