Author: Amanda Abrams
Amanda Abrams is a freelance writer who has relocated to North Carolina, her home state, from Washington, DC; her work has appeared in City Lab, the Washington Post, the Daily Beast, and the Christian Science Monitor.
Articles by Amanda Abrams
- As Amazon Enters the Market, U.S. Grocers Focus on One-Stop Shopping
Published on August 28, 2017 in Development
In addition to Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods, an enormous amount of movement has occurred in the grocery sector in the past year, as regional chains expand into new markets and European brands enter the United States.
- Raleigh’s Cameron Village Shifting with the Times on Retail
Published on June 12, 2017 in Market Trends
Built in 1949, the Cameron Village shopping center of Raleigh, North Carolina, was one of the first in the Southeast. Decades later, Cameron Village is still thriving, with several new mixed-use developments adding increased density and energy.
- Crane Watch: Five Transformative Mixed-Use Projects in the U.S. Southeast
Published on April 14, 2017 in Development
A panel at the ULI Carolinas Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, featured five developers describing some of the most dynamic mixed-use developments in the Southeast.
- Six Forces Transforming the Business Environment
Published on April 14, 2017 in Market Trends
Panelists at ULI’s 2017 Carolinas Meeting in Charlotte shared some of the technology trends they are seeing in North America and abroad, some of which are not yet popularly known, with the potential to massively transform the way land is used.
- Urban Infrastructure: The Growing Influence of Atlanta’s BeltLine
Published on April 10, 2017 in Infrastructure
“The story of people can be told through infrastructure,” said author Ryan Gravel at the 2017 Carolinas Meeting in Charlotte. An urban planner by training, Gravel initially proposed the concept of the BeltLine in his Georgia Tech master’s thesis.
- Three Cities Tapping into the U.S. Brewery Boom
Published on April 07, 2017 in Development
Breweries have an almost magical ability to revitalize neighborhoods and even entire towns, according to panelists speaking at ULI’s 2017 Carolinas Meeting.