If smart cities are to serve their populations, the human element must remain crucial for their designers and developers, attendees at the 2018 ULI Asia Pacific Summit were told. A panel of developers, designers, and planners mulled over the development of the smart city in Asia during the summit, held in Hong Kong.Read More
How can the real estate industry do a better job of meeting the needs of middle-income renters and buyers?Read More
Berlin’s landmark luxury shopping center is being refreshed at a price in the hundreds of millions and with Rem Koolhaas at the helm.Read More
With more than $3.6 billion in investment taking place in its downtown alone, Indianapolis has been on the radar of many out-of-state investors. At a recent ULI Indiana event, panelists described the investment appeal of secondary cities.Read More
A ULI Advisory Services panel was asked to focus on Beijing’s Qianmen East, a 56-hectare (138 ac) hutong neighborhood, consisting of interlinked communities of low-rise courtyard homes aligned in sequence along narrow alleys.
A sea change is taking place in the way companies use office space design, amenities, and location to attract the most talented employees to their firms. Speaking at a ULI Boston event in May, panelists said that while lease flexibility is key to attracting desirable tenants, so is the user experience of the building itself.
With the Tokyo Olympics and a Rugby World Cup approaching, Japan’s real estate community is considering how major sports events and venues can drive development, looking at best practices and examples both domestic and from around the world.
Business improvement districts and other stakeholders are leveraging live music performances and other activities as a draw—both to prospective commercial tenants and to residents and visitors. Participants at a recent ULI Washington panel discussed both best practices and complicating factors when adding live-performance spaces to a neighborhood.
Could ownership of 250- to 400-square-foot (23 to 37 sq m) homes help low-income people acquire an asset and begin to accrue wealth? Panelists at the 2018 ULI Spring Meeting said it is certainly an idea worth trying.
The focus for mall owners and retailers should be on extending their brand “beyond the four walls of brick and mortar,” said panelists speaking at the ULI Spring Meeting.