Monthly Archives: September 2014

Urban Land Articles

Check out the following Urban Land Articles that all have an aspect of the ULI 2014 Fall meeting in New York, NY: From Droughts to Floods, Extreme Weather’s Increasing Impact This topic will be covered in a Fall Meeting concurrent session Five Urban Farms That Are Growing Big (features farms in New York, Japan, Minnesota, and D.C.) Features a farm that will be included in a Fall Meeting tour The Lowline: A Park Beneath the Hustle and Bustle of New York This neighborhood will be part of a Fall Meeting tour … Read More

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ULI Case Studies: Arverne by the Sea–New York

When Hurricane Sandy ripped through the New York area in October 2012, Arverne by the Sea on the Rockaway Peninsula of Queens was about half completed. Located directly adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, the Rockaway Peninsula was hit hard, and the developers of Arverne wondered whether their well-laid plans for the project had been enough to withstand the onslaught. But they also approached the site with some confidence, knowing that they had prepared the development for such an event. In fact, they discovered that Arverne had survived the hurricane largely … Read More

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Five Crucial Decades of City Building

An extraordinary lecture series from the new Urban Design Forum, a collaboration between UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the City of Surrey, and part of the launch of the new UBC Master of Urban Design Program.Greater Vancouver is simultaneously at the leading edge of the global urban tsunami, and being overturned by it. This two-day forum will reveal the processes that are upending Vancouver and the processes fuelling the metastatic growth of cities far distant. This forum brings world leaders to Vancouver to discuss these phenomenon and shed light on … Read More

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ULI Report Explores Resilient Housing and Extreme Weather

A new report from the Urban Land Institute explores the connection between strengthening the resilience of housing and communities to severe weather and building for health and wellness. Housing in America: Integrating Housing, Health, and Resilience in a Changing Environment points to the need for greater emphasis on community building—including housing—that is more adaptable to changing environmental conditions. The report lists five fundamentals that are key to development practices that improve both the health and resilience of communities, and it profiles the responses of communities in Kansas, California, and Iowa that were … Read More

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Reducing Buildings’ Energy Consumption and Emissions

The latest report published by the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance demonstrates that some of the world’s leading real estate investors are making significant progress in reducing energy consumption, carbon emissions, and water usage in their existing buildings. The Greenprint Performance Report measures and tracks the performance of 4,001 buildings owned by Greenprint’s 34 members and affiliated partners, who constitute an alliance of the world’s leading real estate owners, investors, and financial institutions committed to improving environmental performance across the global property industry. Volume 5 of the report, which … Read More

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Andy Yan: Vancouver in the 21st Century

Co-presented by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, the SFU City Program, SFU Public Square, and Vancouver City Planning Commission When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:00 PM Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver If ideas of “Vancouverism” framed city building in Vancouver between 1986 to the present, what might be some of the new ideas on urban life that will lead us into Vancouver’s second century? As a total sum of its physical environment, institutions, and peoples, Vancouver is a child of … Read More

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SFU City Program Webcasts – Free! Register Now!

The SFU City Programming is holding two upcoming free live streaming webcasts! The New Generation: Are Millennials Changing the Game? Millennials’ values, preferences and priorities could affect your work, commute, home and community — now and in the future. Speaker: Dr. Markus Moos, University of Waterloo September 16, 7pm PST Future Livability: Boast or Bust? Can Metro Vancouver maintain its “Livability Credibility” for the next 30 years? Speaker: Gil Peñalosa, 8-80 Cities September 17, 7pm PST The lectures and webcasts are part of a larger lecture series the SFU City Program … Read More

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