OverviewThis publication provides a detailed look at nine leading examples of mixed-use projects from around the world that have been developed in recent years. The case studies are drawn from the ULI Case Studies program, which showcases innovative approaches and best practices in real estate and urban development. The nine mixed-use projects featured offer a wide range of approaches to mixed-use development globally, including three developments in the United States, two in China, and one each in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Italy. The case studies range fromhigh-rise projects in central business districts—such as Porta Nuova in Milan, Italy, and Woodward's in Vancouver, Canada—to suburban town centers, such as CityCentre in Houston, Texas, United States, and North Hills in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. In addition to the case studies themselves, this report provides a brief overview of the key traits for this group of case studies, as well as the lessons learned at each project.
Author BiographyDean Schwanke is Senior Vice President, Case Studies and Publications at the Urban Land Institute. In this role he oversees the development of ULI case studies, textbooks, and other publications. Prior to this he was Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate, which he planned and launched within ULI in 2009. He continues to support the work of the center, including presenting the findings of the annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate report. Over the past thirty years he has directed the development of over 80 books and reports for ULI, and has personally authored or coauthored numerous books, including the Mixed-Use Development Handbook in 2003 and the Resort Development Handbook in 1997. He has also organized numerous conferences and made over 100 presentations on a variety of topics, including place making, mixed-use development, and real estate capital markets. He holds a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin--Madison and a master of planning degree from the University of Virginia.