Planning & Design

Midtown Miami Chosen as Site for 2020 ULI Hines Student Competition

An area in Midtown Miami, split between the Wynwood and Edgewater neighborhoods, will be the study site for the 18th annual ULI Hines Student Competition.

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Linking Connectivity to Livability and Better-Planned Cities

Improved connectivity leads to better cities and more profitable buildings, and data can play a crucial role in analyzing that connectivity and planning to maximize it, said a keynote speaker at the ULI Asia Pacific Leadership Convivium in Singapore.

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ULX: Smart Buildings

Ten buildings make use of intelligent technologies to enhance the tenant experience, save energy and other resources, and gather data to help with building operations.

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Tomorrow’s Transport: Pie in the Sky?

The talk about futuristic transportation has been exciting, but reality may be more expensive—and farther off—than imagined.

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Recent Articles

  • Involve the Public in Data Collection for Better Results

    November 18, 2019

    Principles for making cities smart—for the people in them.

  • Patrick L. Phillips: Sidewalk Lays Out a Path to the Future in Toronto

    November 8, 2019

    In the Waterfront Toronto RFP for Quayside, Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs saw a key opportunity for a demonstration project unbound by the conventions of traditional urban planning or real estate economics. This was something new: a chance to innovate at the urban scale, to develop, deploy, and measure the success of a web of new technologies in an actual neighborhood.

  • The Smarter City

    In Toronto, Sidewalk Labs has sketched out an ambitious vision for a high-tech urban environment designed with human needs rather than technology in mind. Whether it will come to fruition remains unclear.

  • ULX: Student Housing

    October 24, 2019

    Ten residences for college students shape social interaction in site-specific environments.

  • UL Interview: Architect Alejandro Aravena

    October 21, 2019

    The Chile-based global architect–and this year’s ULI J.C. Nichols lauraeate–has made extraordinary contributions to the design of affordable housing, public spaces, infrastructure, and transportation.

  • New Models for Active Adult Living

    October 14, 2019

    Members of the 55-plus market are planning their next move—and they will do it on their terms.

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