A Gain in Spain: Mixed-use Development Finds a Home in Madrid

Strict one-use-per-parcel zoning rules have long limited the growth of mixed-use projects in Spain, but the builders of a new office, residential, and commercial project in Madrid hope their example will pave the way for other integrated projects.

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Arrival City: Immigration Shaping Toronto’s Growth and Built Environment

Ethnic and cultural diversity, combined with a reputation as a welcoming place for immigrants, has long been a strength of the Greater Toronto Area—and it has also influenced the city’s development, panelists cautioned at ULI’s 2023 Spring Meeting.

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How Community Involvement Can Make Retrofitting Historic Buildings a Win/Win

The development of Zibi, a master-planned development under construction in Ottawa on 34 acres (14 ha) of waterfront property is relying heavily on feedback from the community, including consulting with Indigenous people, panelists said at the 2023 ULI Spring Meeting.

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Solving Development Challenges in Toronto amid Soaring Demand

Toronto is the largest city in Canada and its population is growing rapidly. As a result, demand for more housing and office space has led to a staggering amount of new development. Over the last 10 years alone, the city added 27 million square feet (2.5 million sq m) of office space. But developing in the city is not easy, and panelists shared how they are dealing with the challenges of building in Toronto at the 2023 ULI Spring Meeting.

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    May 17, 2023

    Shopping malls, the once-bustling hubs of commerce and community, are now facing an uncertain future in light of relentless urbanization and population growth. But as the city evolves, so too must these giants. At the 2023 ULI Spring Meeting in Toronto, industry leaders tackled this very question in the panel titled “Reimagining the Mall: The Final Urban Frontier.”

  • How the Lack of Moderate-Income Housing Affects Cities

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    The problem of housing affordability affects more than just cities with staggeringly high costs like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. The issue is one that has spread to become a crisis across the United States, exacerbated by high inflation, rising interest rates, and a lack of housing supply, said panelists at the 2023 ULI Spring Meeting.

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  • You Belong Here: Toronto YLG Founder Traces Her Fast-Track Career Trajectory

    April 25, 2023

    A member of ULI Toronto describes the redevelopment of the Downsview Airport lands, representing an unprecedented opportunity: the chance to create a “city within a city,” a globally recognized, mixed-use urban community in the heart of one of the most vibrant and diverse metropolitan areas in North America.

  • Converting Chicago Office to Mixed Use on LaSalle Street

    April 24, 2023

    When the Field Building on Chicago’s LaSalle Street opened in 1932, it was a technological and architectural marvel, with high-speed elevators, drinking fountains, and even air-conditioning, a first for the city. Nearly a century later, the 1.3-million-square-foot (120,774 sq m) Art Deco landmark is a pioneer of a different sort.

  • ULI Roundtable Discusses Innovative Financing Strategies for Affordable Housing

    April 19, 2023

    Top experts share innovative programming and latest strategies to fund development.

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