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A ULI tour of Charleston's Upper Peninsula tech corridor.Development

Charleston’s Upper Peninsula: Sustainable Growth for a Knowledge-Based Economy

Driving north through Charleston, South Carolina’s upper peninsula, Katie McKain explains the rationale behind a new initiative that seeks to shape this rapidly developing district, home to several creative and high-tech businesses and some of the city’s hottest commercial real estate.

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Toyota's Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell automobile will be available in the fall of 2015. (Toyota)Sustainability

Green Innovations Adding Market Value

Clean, renewable energy technologies are already powering homes, commercial buildings, and cars, but will soon be taking on heavier assignments, including moving trains, trucks, and even jets, experts said at a shared conference day of FutureBuild 2015 and the Green Marketmaker’s Conference, held in Los Angeles in late January through a partnership between ULI Los Angeles and VerdeXchange.

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Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg, who is overseeing the transformation of Hamburg’s former industrial harbor into the mixed-use HafenCity district, told the ULI Europe Annual Conference in Paris that integrated urban development and a variety of uses would incentivize walkers at a “mental rather than physical level.”Development

Redeveloping for Health in Hamburg’s HafenCity

Decentralized spatial urban planning, rather than walkability, is the most effective tool for building healthy cities, says the chief executive officer of Europe’s largest inner-city development project.

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The New Normal of Extreme Weather Conditions

Disruptive forces created by climate change represent the “new normal” for the real estate industry and cities worldwide, posing “huge risks” to those not adequately preparing for it, warned a panel of experts at the ULI Europe Annual Conference in Paris last week.

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