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InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland: A Former Quarry Adapted as a Luxury Hotel

The InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel in China’s Songjiang District, near Shanghai, appears modest when approached from ground level because only two storeys project above ground and green roofs help them blend into the surrounding greenery. But when guests step inside, they see the dramatic construction, attached to the rock like a hanging garden.

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Building a Multimodal Future: New Book Explores Transportation Demand Management’s Role in Creating Walkable Cities

Transportation demand management policies that require access to travel options as part of the development process can be highly effective in the creation of communities that provide mixed-use, higher-density development without increasing traffic congestion, according to a new ULI publication.

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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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A New Vision for Empty Parking Fields

As vehicle use and shopping habits change rapidly, densified parking areas can free up space for new uses that benefit the community.

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Recent Articles

  • Housing Grows Taller with Light-Steel Construction

    May 20, 2019

    A light-gauge steel structural system allows an apartment building to rise 12 stories above five parking levels in Atlanta.

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

    May 13, 2019

    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.

  • ULI Product Council Outlook for Placemaking

    How can developers create vibrant places that bring people together to live, work, play, and hang out? Members of ULI’s new Placemaking Council discuss the value of bringing the notion of placemaking to development, the strategies for setting up placemaking projects that will thrive, the obstacles that can get in the way of success, common misperceptions about placemaking, and related trends.

  • Innovative and Sustainable Museum Design Achieved with Precast Concrete

    May 1, 2019

    Sponsored Content: This article was produced by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. Designers of the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami wanted to create a structure that would surprise and delight patrons. The solution: a three-dimensional facade and a massive, dome-shaped planetarium. Learn how they used precast concrete to create one of the world’s most innovative, sustainable science museums.

  • 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.

  • In Brief: Four Demographic Trends Spurring an Overhaul of the U.S. Food and Beverage Industry

    April 24, 2019

    A CBRE analysis of U.S. consumer spending and demographic patterns suggests significant changes for food-and-beverage operators and the real estate they occupy, including a greater push for convenient, prepared foods; a growing millennial influence; and the emergence of inner-ring suburbs as the industry’s hottest market.

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