Ten buildings ranging from 18 to 64 storeys model innovative ways to reach the sky.
“There is great confusion about what the future will be,” legendary architect Jan Gehl said at ULI Europe’s Real Estate Forum in Copenhagen in June. We have been told that autonomous cars will solve all the problems we ever had. Or drones will be the answer. Or sensor-driven smart cities. But will any one technology future-proof cities? Gehl does not think so.Read More
As pop-up outdoor dining and alleyway murals become more commonplace, three speakers at 2019 ULI Florida Summit advocated for a more crafted approach to placemaking by infusing projects with local art and entertainment. Led by Carol Coletta, senior fellow with the Kresge Foundation, the session on creative placemaking examined what has—and has not—worked.Read More
At the 2019 ULI U.K. National Conference, attendees heard how two leading architects are responding to the market’s demands for taller buildings across Europe’s big cities while considering any desire to maintain a more traditional skyline.Read More
A truly smart building goes far beyond sensors and data collection to improve occupiers’ quality of life.
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.
A new ULI report argues for bold planning and effective reforms to bring Warsaw to life. Based on a series of workshops that brought together the city of Warsaw and real estate investors, the Grow with Warsaw report concludes that better cooperation between stakeholders will provide a strong foundation for growth in the city and sets out a series of recommendations based on a city competitiveness framework.
As vehicle use and shopping habits change rapidly, densified parking areas can free up space for new uses that benefit the community.
A CallisonRTKL planning and urban design team, working with consultancy Arcadis, developed a new strategic urban waterfront assessment of the Red River in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Due to a water level drop controlled by the newly built reservoirs upstream, land can be reclaimed on both banks of the river and transformed into an urban development land bank, presenting an opportunity to reshape the city for the future.
A light-gauge steel structural system allows an apartment building to rise 12 stories above five parking levels in Atlanta.