Planning & Design

Three Examples of Public and Private Sector Partnering for Change

A discussion at the recent ULI Europe Real Estate Forum in Dublin focused on three projects where public and private sector organizations work together to tackle significant urban regeneration projects more effectively in the United Kingdom and Belgium. While the relationship between developers and city authorities can often be antagonistic, the panelists discussed how more collaborative approaches can yield better results for both parties as well as for surrounding communities.

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Boston’s Fenway/Kenmore Neighborhood and Longwood Medical Area

The area surrounding the historic baseball stadium has been transfigured by new residential skyscrapers where fast-food restaurants once stood, in addition to high-tech health companies and a market concept popular in Portugal.

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Planning for the Future of Parking in Tampa Bay

ULI Tampa Bay recently hosted experts in planning, design, technology, and development to discuss how technological advances and innovative ideas can help developers turn the parking challenge into a parking opportunity.

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ULX: 10 Projects by Emerging Design Firms

The ten firms profiled here, led by principals in their 30s and 40s, show inventive yet context-sensitive design solutions that engage with their surroundings.

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Recent Articles

  • Make Room for Design in Manufactured Homes

    August 13, 2018

    Austin-based Kasita wants to hit the developer market with small, precision-built turnkey homes.

  • Takeaways from London’s Shifting Perspective on Mobility and Development

    July 30, 2018

    Rather than being siloed as strictly transportation initiatives, urban mobility projects and policies are increasingly being viewed in part as economic investment. London is a prime example of this approach, said experts speaking at the ULI Netherlands Conference in May.

  • ULI Urban Open Space Award Finalist: Baxi River Forest Island

    July 27, 2018

    Changsha is a bustling city of 7 million people in China’s central Hunan province. The Baxi River meanders through the city, carrying water flows that have created 15 scattered islands near the city. Seasonal flooding, rapid water flow, and constructed monocultures have caused escalating erosion, destabilization, and loss of habitat along the banks. Past approaches to managing the river have favored the creation of hard edges to protect land and property. With the two-mile-long (3.2 km), 156-acre (63 ha) Baxi River Forest Island, the local government tried a new approach. It embraced the river ecosystem, creating a new park that is helping both nature and people thrive.

  • ULI Urban Open Space Awards, Special Community Impact Recipient: Ricardo Lara Linear Park

    The Ricardo Lara Linear Park in Lynwood, California, demonstrates how underused land can be repurposed to benefit an entire community. Teamwork and creativity transformed a vacant five-acre (2 ha) stretch of land along Interstate 105 into a park that advances social equity, improves environmental health, and offers recreation spaces for all ages.

  • ULI Urban Open Space Award Finalist: Quequechan River Rail Trail

    The Quequechan River Trail is reusing an abandoned rail right-of-way to provide public access to the Quequechan River, offering benefits for the community of Fall River, Massachusetts, improving water quality, and creating valuable wetland habitat. In 1958, the construction of Interstate 195 split the city in half and blocked access to the river. The new trail, made possible through strong partnerships, now provides almost two miles (3.2 km) of trails to pedestrians and bicyclists and restores a connection to the Quequechan River.

  • ULI Urban Open Space Award Winner: Levy Park

    As one of the only public green spaces in Houston’s Upper Kirby District, the underused Levy Park has been reimagined as an active, vibrant civic destination. The 5.9-acre (2.4 ha) public park offers free programming and public events, and includes a 40,000-square-foot (3,700 sq m) children’s garden, a 7,500-square-foot (700 sq m) rain garden, a 43,000-square-foot (4,000 sq m) event lawn, and a 2,500-square-foot (230 sq m) multipurpose performance space.

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