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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
At some forward-thinking projects, developers are taking control of the electric supply into their own hands.
London Mayor Boris Johnson believes voters are one of the biggest obstacles to improving the city’s resilience to the effects of climate change.
Six years after a deadly heat wave, Melbourne has adopted climate-change policies which include an initiative to do what might seem impossible: to reduce the central city’s average temperature by 7 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius) by 2030.
A group of experts has been convened by the Urban Land Institute to make recommendations to the city of Norfolk, Virginia, on improving the resilience of the Fort Norfolk neighborhood, which is strategically important in the city’s plans for economic vitality as well as climate change preparedness.
While the insurance industry is developing new risk standards for natural disasters, according to a ULI white paper, the real estate sector and governments also must play an active role in climate change adaptation
Could San Francisco’s landlords finance badly needed earthquake retrofits by converting garages into “granny flats” while also adding badly needed affordable housing?