Planning & Design

Designing for Collaboration: BCG’s “Collision Coefficient”

Four takeaways on the use of data science to measure professionals’ interactions in new office designs based on the new Boston Consulting Group workplace at New York City’s 10 Hudson Yards.

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Creating Streets People Can Identify With

Developers and planners rediscover the elements that made yesteryear’s Main Streets thrive.

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ULI Celebrates 20 Years in an Evolving Japan

In many ways, ULI’s history in Japan is the history of that nation’s institutional real estate market, setting up shop in 1997, following the first opportunity funds that came to buy nonperforming loans in the 1990s and has grown to the present day, when a new wave of foreign core funds have begun to invest in Asia’s largest real estate market.

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ULI Global Awards for Excellence: West Don Lands (Canada)

In 2003, Waterfront Toronto, a tri-government agency, undertook the transformation of 79 acres (32 ha) of provincially owned brownfields in Toronto’s downtown east end. The West Don Lands project was designed through extensive community engagement and collaboration between government and the private sector. The result was an award-winning precinct plan for a pedestrian-focused community—built around parks, with housing for people of all ages, income levels, and abilities; well served by transit, retail, and community amenities; and developed in accordance with stringent sustainability requirements.

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Recent Articles

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Pearl (Texas)

    November 15, 2017

    Pearl is an 850,000-square-foot (79,000 sq m) mixed-use development on the 21-acre (8.5 ha) site of the former Pearl Brewery in San Antonio. The brewery, which began operation in 1883 and was once the city’s largest employer, ceased production in 2001.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: University Center—The New School (New York)

    The University Center adds 375,000 square feet (35,000 sq m) of academic and student space to the New School’s Greenwich Village campus. The 16-story center houses design studios, laboratories, interdisciplinary classrooms, the main university library, a nine-floor student residence, an 800-seat auditorium, a café, and flexible academic and social spaces.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Oasia Hotel Downtown (Singapore)

    Set against an urban landscape of concrete, steel, and glass in Tanjong Pagar, Singapore’s central business district, Oasia Hotel Downtown (OHD) stands out with its red silhouette clad in lush greenery. An integrated hotel/office development comprising a 27-story, 314-room business hotel and 100 new-age offices, OHD responds to the government’s vision for the precinct earmarked as the island’s next waterfront city with a mix of business, commercial, and residential activities.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Milwaukee RiverWalk (Wisconsin)

    November 14, 2017

    Milwaukee’s RiverWalk system draws hundreds of thousands of people to the shores of the Milwaukee River each year. Built through strong public/private partnerships, the RiverWalk is both a leisure space and a pedestrian thoroughfare. The accessible three-mile (4.8 km) system runs through the heart of downtown Milwaukee, with paths that average 12 feet wide (4 m) on each side of the river and public access points about every 400 feet (120 m).

  • ULI Awards for Excellence: Marine Gateway (Canada)

    Marine Gateway is Vancouver’s first transit-oriented, mixed-use development directly connected to two major transit stations—the Marine Drive Canada Line station and the South Vancouver bus loop. The 830,000-square-foot (77,000 sq m) landmark is composed of two neighborhood plazas, a 250,000-square-foot (23,000 sq m) office tower, 27 retailers occupying 230,000 square feet (21,000 sq m) of space, and 26- and 33-story high-rise buildings with 415 residential units and 46 rental suites.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City (Japan)

    Located 18 miles (29 km) north of Tokyo, the transit-oriented development Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City pioneers an urban planning approach for a resilient neighborhood with an active and vital community. In 2016, Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City became the largest LEED Neighborhood Development Plan Platinum–certified smart city in the world.

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