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  • 10-09-18

    Parks in Houston and Madrid Selected as Winners of ULI Urban Open Space Award

    Two urban parks—Levy Park in Houston and Madrid Río Park in Madrid, Spain—have been selected as winners of the ULI Urban Open Space Award. The award recognizes outstanding examples of successful large- and small-scale public spaces that have socially enriched and revitalized the economy of their surrounding communities. Ricardo Lara Park in Los Angeles was also honored with a Special Community Impact recognition.

  • 10-05-18

    Combining Arts and Technology to Empower Placemaking and Growth

    At the recent ULI Europe Real Estate Forum, attendees heard from three speakers who are using innovative techniques to transform the management of their assets. The techniques described vary significantly, but all help create lively, dynamic spaces that help create a sense of community.

  • 10-05-18

    The Business Case for Creative Placemaking

    Weaving creative and artistic elements into a project from its earliest stages can yield long-term benefits.

  • September

  • 09-24-18

    Three Examples of Public and Private Sector Partnering for Change

    A discussion at the recent ULI Europe Real Estate Forum in Dublin focused on three projects where public and private sector organizations work together to tackle significant urban regeneration projects more effectively in the United Kingdom and Belgium. While the relationship between developers and city authorities can often be antagonistic, the panelists discussed how more collaborative approaches can yield better results for both parties as well as for surrounding communities.

  • 09-17-18

    Boston’s Fenway/Kenmore Neighborhood and Longwood Medical Area

    The area surrounding the historic baseball stadium has been transfigured by new residential skyscrapers where fast-food restaurants once stood, in addition to high-tech health companies and a market concept popular in Portugal.

  • August

  • 08-15-18

    Planning for the Future of Parking in Tampa Bay

    ULI Tampa Bay recently hosted experts in planning, design, technology, and development to discuss how technological advances and innovative ideas can help developers turn the parking challenge into a parking opportunity.

  • 08-15-18

    ULX: 10 Projects by Emerging Design Firms

    The ten firms profiled here, led by principals in their 30s and 40s, show inventive yet context-sensitive design solutions that engage with their surroundings.

  • 08-13-18

    Make Room for Design in Manufactured Homes

    Austin-based Kasita wants to hit the developer market with small, precision-built turnkey homes.

  • July

  • 07-30-18

    Takeaways from London’s Shifting Perspective on Mobility and Development

    Rather than being siloed as strictly transportation initiatives, urban mobility projects and policies are increasingly being viewed in part as economic investment. London is a prime example of this approach, said experts speaking at the ULI Netherlands Conference in May.

  • 07-27-18

    ULI Urban Open Space Award Finalist: Baxi River Forest Island

    Changsha is a bustling city of 7 million people in China’s central Hunan province. The Baxi River meanders through the city, carrying water flows that have created 15 scattered islands near the city. Seasonal flooding, rapid water flow, and constructed monocultures have caused escalating erosion, destabilization, and loss of habitat along the banks. Past approaches to managing the river have favored the creation of hard edges to protect land and property. With the two-mile-long (3.2 km), 156-acre (63 ha) Baxi River Forest Island, the local government tried a new approach. It embraced the river ecosystem, creating a new park that is helping both nature and people thrive.