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Drivers of Change for the Global Real Estate Industry

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.

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Moderator Michael Ellis, Managing Principal, 5+design and panelists (left to right) Albert Chan, Director of Development Planning and Design, Shui On Land Limited, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Senior Manager, Real Estate Solutions Services Division, Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. and Gordon Ongley, Director, Development, Swire Properties Limited, during the panel discussion Transformative Mixed Use Developments at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit, in Tokyo, Japan., on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.Planning & Design

Unique Narratives Required for Transformative Mixed-Use Developments

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.

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22 Finalists Named for ULI Global Awards for Excellence

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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What Can Boston Learn from Other Cities’ Olympic Bids?

While the amount of public financing that would be required to stage the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Boston remains an open question, ULI Boston/New England recently hosted a panel discussion focused on how such bids have paved the way for badly needed infrastructure and development projects in other cities.

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Recent Articles

  • Video: What If Your Commute Inspired Yourself and Others?

    June 10, 2015

    A project called SubArt is has launched a video campaign to bring the kind of interactive art installations more common in Paris, Taiwan and Montreal to name a few examples to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system.

  • Can Density Solve the Housing Crisis in Cities Like London?

    Increasing density must form a key tenet of urban planning policy if cities are to tackle the pressure that migration is placing on housing, employment, and the environment, leading urban economist Edward Glaeser said during a ULI panel discussion in London. Launching ULI Europe’s program of work on density and the urban environment, the Harvard University economics professor and ULI Trustee said restrictive policies on the growth of cities will be increasingly harmful.

  • Six Finalists Selected for ULI’s Urban Open Space Award

    June 8, 2015

    ULI has announced six finalists for its global Urban Open Space Award, an annual competition that recognizes outstanding examples of successful large- and small-scale public spaces that have socially enriched and revitalized their surrounding communities.

  • In Print: Urban Acupuncture: Celebrating Pinpricks of Change that Enrich Urban Life

    June 3, 2015

    Jaime Lerner’s Urban Acupuncture delves deeply into urban life and what makes cities tick. Lerner is an architect and planner who served three terms as mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, a city renowned for creative urbanism projects, including its pioneering bus rapid transit system.

  • Building Olympic Cities for the Long Haul

    May 29, 2015

    ULI senior fellow Ed McMahon conducted a question-and-answer session with John Major, former prime minister of the United Kingdom, about the Olympics, healthy places, and global urbanism. Major is scheduled to speak at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Tokyo at this year’s Leadership Dinner.

  • Future of Transportation: Cities with Choices—and Less Parking

    May 26, 2015

    The car-centric city is becoming a thing of the past, as evidenced by changes in Houston, Oklahoma City, and Charlotte, North Carolina, said panelists at the ULI Spring Meeting, with transportation leaders treating infrastructure as a real estate asset.

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