Planning & Design

Rebuilding Charity: Officials Hope ULI Study Jump-Starts Redevelopment of Shuttered New Orleans Hospital

Rising 20 stories above Tulane Avenue on the edge of downtown New Orleans, the historic Charity Hospital building has stood dormant for a dozen years since it was flooded by Hurricane Katrina. Now, a volunteer group of real estate experts is hoping to help jump-start the redevelopment process for the building and the surrounding district through ULI’s Advisory Services panel program.

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As Art Revitalizes Urban Neighborhoods, Maintaining Affordability Remains a Challenge

In February, ULI South Florida/Caribbean gathered a panel of researchers, real estate developers, and economic development agencies at the new Arts & Entertainment District—the latest neighborhood to emerge as a cultural destination for city residents—to address these persistent challenges and offer some solutions for driving more inclusive development by attracting a creative class.

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ULX: Ten European Performing Arts Venues

The following ten theater buildings and concert halls—all erected during the past five years—play key roles in the urban fabric.

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Growth in E-commerce Driving Larger Warehouse Designs

E-commerce’s explosive growth, an emphasis on speeding up supply chain fulfillment, and robust leasing demand among traditional warehouse users are dramatically influencing the industrial property market. Several quarters of healthy absorption and strong rent growth across most U.S. markets not only have turned the cavernous boxes into commercial real estate darlings, but also are driving a warehouse construction boom that is churning out larger buildings designed to enhance rapid delivery.

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Recent Articles

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: The Strand – San Francisco, California

    December 22, 2017

    San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has opened a new venue in the Strand, transforming the century-old movie theater into a nonprofit experimental performance space. The new theater acts as a watershed for the economic regeneration of San Francisco’s Central Mid-Market Neighborhood.

  • Redesigning the Grid: Barcelona’s Experiment with Superblocks

    December 18, 2017

    Can the city create a healthier, less automobile-centric environment by closing more streets to traffic?

  • Designing for Collaboration: BCG’s “Collision Coefficient”

    December 4, 2017

    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.

  • Creating Streets People Can Identify With

    November 27, 2017

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

  • ULI Celebrates 20 Years in an Evolving Japan

    November 20, 2017

    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.

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

    November 15, 2017

    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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