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  • 07-01-19

    Jeonju Hanok Village: South Korea’s Heritage Showcase

    Public and private investment reclaimed the area’s cultural heritage. Increased tourism now challenges its authenticity.

  • June

  • 06-21-19

    Looking Both Forward and Backward at China’s Economic Evolution

    Pragmatism and caution have defined China’s 40 years of economic reform, and this steady progress is set to continue, said Shui On Group chairman Vincent Lo speaking at the 2019 ULI Asia Pacific Summit. Lo—who has been investing in China real estate for more than 30 years—said that the nation’s approach can be summed up by the aphorism “cross the river by feeling the stones.”

  • 06-21-19

    More Flexible Leases, Changes to Common Spaces Driving Future of Workplaces

    The evolution of the workplace is being driven by changing demands and the power of big data, said speakers representing developers, designers, futurists, and millennials at the 2019 ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Shanghai.

  • 06-17-19

    ULI Philippines Real Estate Library Under Construction

    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.

  • 06-17-19

    Prospects for Japan’s Capital and Real Estate Markets

    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.

  • 06-11-19

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

    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 panelists at the 2019 ULI Asia Pacific Summit.

  • 06-11-19

    ULI Announces 10 Winners of the Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence

    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.”

  • 06-10-19

    Southern China’s Greater Bay Area

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

  • 06-07-19

    2019 Asia Pacific Special Issue of Urban Land Is Available Now

    The cover package for the 2019 Asia Pacific 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,” “Thailand: Dealing with Bangkok’s Climate Challenge,”and “Interview: Chairman Nicholas Brooke.” This special issue will be available at the ULI Asia Pacific conference in Shanghai and mailed to ULI members in Asia.

  • 06-03-19

    Balancing Tourism and Sustainability across Asia

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