Planning & Design

ULX: 10 Projects Leveraging Public/Private Synergies

Although not all public/private partnerships involve such strong grassroots involvement, the following ten projects—all built during the past five years—showcase a variety of creative approaches to bringing the public and private sectors together.

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

Rising 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.

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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.

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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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Recent Articles

  • Growth in E-commerce Driving Larger Warehouse Designs

    January 11, 2018

    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.

  • 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.

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