New Developments

  • ULI Philippines Real Estate Library Under Construction

    June 17, 2019
    ULI Philippines is creating the first ULI Library outside the United States in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Manila. Named the BGC–ULI Public Library for Urban Sustainability (BU+PLUS), the new facility will be located on the covered roof-deck penthouse area of the De La Salle University Rufino Campus. The library is scheduled to open by the third quarter of 2019.
  • ULI Announces 10 Winners of the Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence

    June 11, 2019
    A jury composed of ULI full members has selected the winners of the 2019 ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence, recognizing and celebrating a diverse group of projects that showcase best land use practice from across the region. “Asia Pacific is home to many exemplary projects,” said Nicholas Brooke, chairman of ULI Asia Pacific. “All the winners of this year’s award demonstrate best practice in land use and continue to push the industry forward while putting people first.”
  • Sustainability

    Leveraging Public-Sector Funds Wisely Is Key to Rebuilding Communities

    At the ULI U.K. National Conference, panelists identified how redevelopment can contribute to building integrated, prosperous communities, drawing examples from Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom’s Midlands.

  • Inside ULI

    2019 Asia Special Issue of Urban Land Is Available Now

    The cover package for 2019 Asia special issue is titled “Finding Balance: The quest for smart buildings, smart tourism, and smart climate strategies.” Other topics include “South Korea: Heritage at Jeonju Hanok Village,” “ China: Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel,” and “Thailand: Dealing with Bangkok’s Climate Challenge.” This special issue will be available at the ULI Asia Pacific conference in Shanghai and mailed to ULI members in Asia.

  • Market Trends

    UL Interview: ULI Asia Pacific Chairman Nicholas Brooke

    Reflections on a storied, globe-spanning career—and thoughts on today’s Hong Kong.

  • Planning & Design

    Housing Grows Taller with Light-Steel Construction

    A light-gauge steel structural system allows an apartment building to rise 12 stories above five parking levels in Atlanta.

  • Market Trends

    Three Leaders Reflect on Rapidly Changing Washington, D.C., Region

    Flush from Amazon’s selection of Arlington County, Virginia, for a new headquarters facility, three “titans” of the real estate scene in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region took a moment to celebrate at the ULI Washington Trends Conference. To put all of this into perspective were John “Chip” Akridge III, founder and chairman of Akridge; Thomas “Tom” Bozzuto, chairman and cofounder of the Bozzuto Group; and Bryant Foulger, chairman of Foulger-Pratt.

  • Market Trends

    ULI Product Council Outlook for Placemaking

    How can developers create vibrant places that bring people together to live, work, play, and hang out? Members of ULI’s new Placemaking Council discuss the value of bringing the notion of placemaking to development, the strategies for setting up placemaking projects that will thrive, the obstacles that can get in the way of success, common misperceptions about placemaking, and related trends.

New Developments

  • ULI Philippines Real Estate Library Under Construction

    June 17, 2019
    ULI Philippines is creating the first ULI Library outside the United States in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Manila. Named the BGC–ULI Public Library for Urban Sustainability (BU+PLUS), the new facility will be located on the covered roof-deck penthouse area of the De La Salle University Rufino Campus. The library is scheduled to open by the third quarter of 2019.
  • ULI Announces 10 Winners of the Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence

    June 11, 2019
    A jury composed of ULI full members has selected the winners of the 2019 ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence, recognizing and celebrating a diverse group of projects that showcase best land use practice from across the region. “Asia Pacific is home to many exemplary projects,” said Nicholas Brooke, chairman of ULI Asia Pacific. “All the winners of this year’s award demonstrate best practice in land use and continue to push the industry forward while putting people first.”
  • Market Trends

    Partnership for Building Reuse Helps Support Code Change in Chicago

    The city of Chicago is celebrating the adoption of an extensive overhaul of its building code that has been decades in the making. The new code means some big changes ahead for the city. For ULI Chicago’s Building Reuse Initiative, it also represents a significant step forward in its work to clear a path for more building reuse throughout the city.

  • Planning & Design

    InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland: A Former Quarry Adapted as a Luxury Hotel

    The InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel in China’s Songjiang District, near Shanghai, appears modest when approached from ground level because only two storeys project above ground and green roofs help them blend into the surrounding greenery. But when guests step inside, they see the dramatic construction, attached to the rock like a hanging garden.

  • Planning & Design

    Planning for a More Sustainable Flood Protection Plan in Hanoi

    A CallisonRTKL planning and urban design team, working with consultancy Arcadis, developed a new strategic urban waterfront assessment of the Red River in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Due to a water level drop controlled by the newly built reservoirs upstream, land can be reclaimed on both banks of the river and transformed into an urban development land bank, presenting an opportunity to reshape the city for the future.

  • Sponsored Posts

    Innovative and Sustainable Museum Design Achieved with Precast Concrete

    Sponsored Content: This article was produced by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. Designers of the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami wanted to create a structure that would surprise and delight patrons. The solution: a three-dimensional facade and a massive, dome-shaped planetarium. Learn how they used precast concrete to create one of the world’s most innovative, sustainable science museums.

Recent Articles

  • Alibaba’s “City Brain” Could Help Reduce Car Traffic Dramatically in Hangzhou and Five Other Cities in China

    June 17, 2019

    An ambitious project in Hangzhou—the city where Alibaba is headquartered—is using big data, sensors, and artificial intelligence to reduce congestion in the growing city, said a speaker at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit 2019 in Shanghai. It is now being implemented in other cities in Asia and could be used to drive development decisions for city government in the future.

  • ULI Philippines Real Estate Library Under Construction

    June 17, 2019

    ULI Philippines is creating the first ULI Library outside the United States in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Manila. Named the BGC–ULI Public Library for Urban Sustainability (BU+PLUS), the new facility will be located on the covered roof-deck penthouse area of the De La Salle University Rufino Campus. The library is scheduled to open by the third quarter of 2019.

  • Prospects for Japan’s Capital and Real Estate Markets

    June 17, 2019

    Asset prices in Japan have risen strongly in recent years, fueled by influences including cheap and abundant capital, positive yield spreads, slow but steady economic growth, and a resurgent tourism sector that has proved to be a boon for local retailers. And, not least, positive sentiment around the 2020 Summer Olympics has been a factor, with many investors believing the market will remain buoyant until after the Games are finished. Recently, however, perceptions have shifted, with a growing body of opinion gravitating towards the view that a correction may occur well before summer 2020.

  • Shanghai’s Regeneration: More Than Glass-and-Steel High-Rises

    June 11, 2019

    Though the postcard photos of Shanghai’s gleaming Pudong district are familiar, fewer people are aware of the large numbers of heritage properties the city is conserving and regenerating, said anelists at the 2019 ULI Asia Pacific Summit.

  • ULI Announces 10 Winners of the Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence

    June 11, 2019

    A jury composed of ULI full members has selected the winners of the 2019 ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence, recognizing and celebrating a diverse group of projects that showcase best land use practice from across the region. “Asia Pacific is home to many exemplary projects,” said Nicholas Brooke, chairman of ULI Asia Pacific. “All the winners of this year’s award demonstrate best practice in land use and continue to push the industry forward while putting people first.”

  • Leveraging Public-Sector Funds Wisely Is Key to Rebuilding Communities

    June 10, 2019

    At the ULI U.K. National Conference, panelists identified how redevelopment can contribute to building integrated, prosperous communities, drawing examples from Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom’s Midlands.

  • Bangkok: The Sinking City Faces Severe Climate Challenges

    June 10, 2019

    Thais have long focused on the need for water management—but many are calling for more action.

  • Southern China’s Greater Bay Area

    June 10, 2019

    The ambitious development plan promises great rewards, but faces multiple challenges in integrating diverse communities.

  • Embedding Sustainability in Real Estate Transactions

    June 10, 2019

    Increasingly, investor pressure is driving companies to analyze not just typical financial risks, but also how sustainability plays into the equation and positively affects a deal.

  • 2019 Asia Special Issue of Urban Land Is Available Now

    June 7, 2019

    The cover package for 2019 Asia special issue is titled “Finding Balance: The quest for smart buildings, smart tourism, and smart climate strategies.” Other topics include “South Korea: Heritage at Jeonju Hanok Village,” “ China: Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel,” and “Thailand: Dealing with Bangkok’s Climate Challenge.” This special issue will be available at the ULI Asia Pacific conference in Shanghai and mailed to ULI members in Asia.

  • Partnership for Building Reuse Helps Support Code Change in Chicago

    June 7, 2019

    The city of Chicago is celebrating the adoption of an extensive overhaul of its building code that has been decades in the making. The new code means some big changes ahead for the city. For ULI Chicago’s Building Reuse Initiative, it also represents a significant step forward in its work to clear a path for more building reuse throughout the city.

  • Balancing Tourism and Sustainability across Asia

    June 3, 2019

    As global tourism spreads to more remote locations, deliberate measures can create positive outcomes for the environment—and local cultures.

  • Redefining Smart Buildings

    June 3, 2019

    A truly smart building goes far beyond sensors and data collection to improve occupiers’ quality of life.

  • UL Interview: ULI Asia Pacific Chairman Nicholas Brooke

    June 3, 2019

    Reflections on a storied, globe-spanning career—and thoughts on today’s Hong Kong.

  • InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland: A Former Quarry Adapted as a Luxury Hotel

    June 3, 2019

    The InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel in China’s Songjiang District, near Shanghai, appears modest when approached from ground level because only two storeys project above ground and green roofs help them blend into the surrounding greenery. But when guests step inside, they see the dramatic construction, attached to the rock like a hanging garden.

  • Understanding How Technology and Globalism Affect the Commercial Real Estate Sector

    May 29, 2019

    At the ULI U.K. annual conference in London, three panelists discussed how the global economy has reduced inequality between nations but increased it within nations, saying that technology is both the root of and the solution to some of these problems like dealing with climate change and a polarized political landscape.

  • Global Real Estate Investors See Slowing Growth in U.S. and Europe, Increased Interest in Asia

    May 28, 2019

    ULI research highlights continued demand for property as investors try to balance their appetite for yield amid potential market risks.

  • Four Recommendations to Spark New Growth in Warsaw

    May 28, 2019

    A new ULI report argues for bold planning and effective reforms to bring Warsaw to life. Based on a series of workshops that brought together the city of Warsaw and real estate investors, the Grow with Warsaw report concludes that better cooperation between stakeholders will provide a strong foundation for growth in the city and sets out a series of recommendations based on a city competitiveness framework.

  • Building a Multimodal Future: New Book Explores Transportation Demand Management’s Role in Creating Walkable Cities

    May 24, 2019

    Transportation demand management policies that require access to travel options as part of the development process can be highly effective in the creation of communities that provide mixed-use, higher-density development without increasing traffic congestion, according to a new ULI publication.

  • Grasping at Magic

    May 24, 2019

    A lot of thought and hard work go into making a place look like it could not have appeared anywhere else.

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