A central courtyard—and a mix of unit sizes—create community on a small site.Read More
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.”Read More
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.Read More
The competition was intended to “reimagine how we think about, feel, and experience memorials,” eliciting entries that both aim to fill in topics and themes that have not been commemorated and to anticipate those that might merit future attention.Read More
According to authors Ray Tomalty and Alan Mallach, U.S. cities should look to Canada for ways to make our urban areas more livable and sustainable.
The development of 12th Avenue Arts transformed a 29,000-square-foot (2,700 sq m) surface parking lot into a light-filled cultural center mixing arts, housing, and public-safety needs. The activation of this specific plot of land had been mentioned in two neighborhood plans over the last 12 years as the highest community priority.
Based on his unique combination of experiences as a food truck entrepreneur, a Zipcar executive, and as the head of transportation for the cities of Chicago and Washington, D.C., author, investor, and entrepreneur Gabe Klein spoke at the 2016 ULI Asia Pacific Summit about the secret to success in the new global economy.
Juxtaposing the modern with the historic, Jing An Kerry Centre represents a new mixed-use development in the dynamic Jing An district in Shanghai. Now recognized as a signature landmark of the area, this multiuse complex features two towers, podium retail space, a hotel with 508 rooms, an event center, and office amenities.
Noted urbanist and author Richard Florida opened the recent 2016 ULI Florida Summit in Miami by reminding the audience that the creative class and the industries in which it works are the single most important economic drivers in the 21st-century economy. Naturally, some cities—moreover, specific neighborhoods—are better than others at attracting the creative class, mainly by being highly compact, transit-oriented, and walkable, according to Florida’s research.
The following ten waterfront open-space projects—all completed over the past five years—reconnect people to the water and emphasize resilience.