Planning & Design

Bringing the Passive House Standard to New York City’s Affordable Housing

The green building standard known as “passive house” is starting to see adoption in New York City, where multiple new projects are opening soon.

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ULI Names 21 Finalists for 2022 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence

ULI has announced 21 finalists for its 2022 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence, one of the most prestigious awards programs in the real estate industry. This year’s finalists include 19 developments in the United States and two in Canada.

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Adapting an Art Deco Banking Center: The Rebirth of First National Center of Oklahoma City

For much of the 20th century, the banking hall at the First National Center in Oklahoma City served as a showpiece for the downtown financial district.

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How San Diego Lends Itself to Urbanizing Suburbia

Urbanizing suburbia is something many developers are looking to achieve, adding density as land prices rise. San Diego and its surrounding area have been prime locations for use of this strategy.
On Thursday, a panel at the ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego explained the thought process and how to execute on this goal, focusing in particular on life sciences architecture.

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Recent Articles

  • ULI District Councils Address Local Housing Challenges

    April 20, 2022

    ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing is increasing its focus on work done at the district council level, Christopher Ptomey, the center’s executive director, said in introducing a panel Wednesday at the 2022 ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego. The panel, titled “Attainable Housing for All: Replicable Best Practices from Local Housing Challenges,” presented work at the district council level in Phoenix, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

  • UL Interview: San Diego Architect-Developer Jonathan Segal Talks About Experimentation in Design

    April 14, 2022

    Urban Land’s Spring 2022 cover depicts a groundbreaking micro-housing project in the heart of downtown at 320 West Cedar Street in San Diego’s Little Italy, designed, developed, owned, and managed by local architect Jonathan Segal. We spoke with Segal about The Continental and his innovative approach to projects that push the envelope of possibilities. 

  • Team from University of Texas at Austin Wins 2022 ULI Hines Student Competition

    April 11, 2022

    A redevelopment plan for an Oakland, California site presented by a team comprised of students from the University of Texas at Austin has taken top honors in the 20th annual ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. The ideas contest provides graduate students the opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development scheme for a large-scale site in an urban area.

  • UL Editor’s Desk: The Best of William P. Macht’s Solution File

    The spring 2020 issue marks William P. Macht’s last as author of Urban Land’s widely popular column, Solution File. While the column will continue under other expert bylines, we wanted to take a moment to honor Macht’s past 20 years of contributions to the magazine and to industry thought leadership.

  • UL10: The Green Outdoors

    April 1, 2022

    Ten landscaped open spaces give communities some breathing room.

  • ULI Report Explores a Public Interest–Centered Approach to Design Hong Kong Harborfront Site

    March 28, 2022

    Ensuring inclusion and access to all, embodying Hong Kong’s societal values and global identity, safeguarding Hong Kong’s heritage for future generations, and committing to sustainability are among some of the ideas suggested in a new ULI report on how a Hong Kong harbor development can best serve the local community.

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