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 anelists at the 2019 ULI Asia Pacific Summit.

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Southern China’s Greater Bay Area

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

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Grasping at Magic

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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Regional Spotlight: U.S. West

With a youthful and highly educated workforce, an expanding technology sector, and strong population growth, the U.S. West remains one of the country’s economic powerhouses. The younger demographics in the West, including California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, point to more economic benefits in the future.

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Recent Articles

  • Prioritizing Parks and Public Space, as Well as Housing, for San Antonio

    May 17, 2019

    In late April, ULI convened a group of land use member experts in San Antonio for an Advisory Services panel supported by the 10-Minute Walk Campaign. The panelists, working with panel sponsor Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation and supported by a charitable gift from Silver Ventures, provided recommendations on the final phase of master planning for the Eastern Zone of the site to create a downtown civic park.

  • ULI Case Study: Park 8Ninety, Missouri City, Texas

    May 13, 2019

    An infill development site near Houston yields warehouse and flex space—and a new lake for a city park.

  • As Texas Grows, Large Employers Often Target Space outside CBDs

    As shown by high-profile developments in metro areas like Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas is redefining the notion of the central business district (CBD), said the president and chief executive officer of the Texas Economic Development Corp. speaking at the ULI Texas Forum in Austin. Companies will maintain urban footprints, he said, but a number of major employers in the Austin area are expanding away from the downtown.

  • Life Sciences, Tech Growth Continue to Drive Boston Development

    May 1, 2019

    Driven by a steady stream of tech and life-sciences companies migrating into the Boston/Cambridge market in recent years, Greater Boston commercial real estate is booming, seeing steady rental growth across its various submarkets, and continuing to be a favored target of both foreign and domestic investors, according to panelists who spoke at a recent ULI Boston event. But that growth does risk displacing some longtime residents.

  • Regional Spotlight: U.S. Southeast

    April 29, 2019

    With a relatively low cost of living, above-average population growth, a mild climate, and abundant land for development, the Southeast continues to be one of the most popular areas for real estate development in the United States. The region, including Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky, boasts 21 percent of the total U.S. population and accounts for 28 percent of total housing starts.

  • 15 Principles of Authenticity: Making Real Estate Real

    April 26, 2019

    Everybody is talking about authenticity. It is mentioned practically on a daily basis in the real estate world. But authenticity is more than a buzzword to boost returns. It is a must-have component of successful placemaking.

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