Sidewalk Labs Planning Its Next Steps for Urban Innovation

Sidewalk Labs recently announced that it would withdraw from a proposed smart city project in Toronto. But Sidewalk is already in talks to repurpose those innovations, said participants in ULI’s Spring Meeting Webinar Series.

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Repurposing Underused Golf Courses and Retail Centers to Fill Affordability Gap in Housing

Solutions are slowly emerging as builders attempt to deliver housing that meets the strong demand from middle-class Americans who struggle to afford a home purchase, according to panelists gathered at a ULI housing conference in February.

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Searching for Answers and Innovations in the Changing Housing Market

The future of housing is being influenced by evolving demographics, increased urbanization, higher construction costs, and financially constrained consumers who nonetheless demand meaningful, walkable communities, said panelists at the 2020 ULI Housing Conference in Miami. A shower of innovation rains down on the housing designers and builders who sort through options that include prefabricated homes, modular building components, and low-carbon technologies that support sustainable development goals.

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Shared Parking: How Future Mobility Technology May Drive Parking Demand

This article is adapted from Shared Parking, Third Edition, published this spring by ULI, ICSC, and the National Parking Association.

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    April 10, 2020

    Innovations in medicine and trends in health care delivery are affecting the design and development of health-related facilities, services, and amenities in Arizona, panelists said during the “The Future of Healthcare and Biotechnology” session at the 2020 ULI Arizona Trends Day.

  • Reshaping Europe’s Retail in an Age of E-Commerce

    March 25, 2020

    A timely report by ULI Europe sets out the potential triggers for the required restructuring of Europe’s retail real estate sector.

  • Driving Dense and Sustainable Growth in Toronto’s Thriving Suburbs

    March 23, 2020

    During a period of phenomenal growth in which Toronto has had more cranes in the sky than any other North American city, a new form of city region with multiple urban centers has started to emerge in the Greater Toronto Area. This new city region is propelled by powerful economic and social forces and spurred by the imperative of a more sustainable future.

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    March 16, 2020

    Telepresence robots are beginning to appear in intensive-care wards and patients increasingly get access to doctors by phone, mobile app, or computer. The rise of “telehealth” could further shrink or shift traditional office space demand, according to a speaker at ULI Central Florida’s Real Estate Trends 360° Conference.

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    March 2, 2020

    Developments showcased at the 2020 ULI Carolinas Meeting included transit-oriented affordable housing, gleaming new downtown office towers, an opportunity zone development for technology tenants, and a new recreation center for Clemson University students using mass timber.

  • Best Practices for Prioritizing People: Four Projects on Three Continents

    February 26, 2020

    With the challenges of technology, mobility, sustainability, and social inclusion, the public and private sectors are working together successfully to build thriving places. Reinventing underused urban spaces to prioritize people is the way. A panel at ULI Europe’s 2020 conference in Amsterdam, moderated by Marilyn Jordan Taylor, professor of architecture and urban design at the University of Pennsylvania and a former ULI global chair, discussed four successful projects around the globe.

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