Category Archives: Design

Development Niche in China – Lifestyle Centers

Brian Tang has a model and product type that I could see being a huge niche market for LifeStyle centers throughout China, and the entry point for many developers and the development business in China. Continue reading

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Cities producing net positive energy consumption

More than 800 Italian communities making more energy than they use Continue reading

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Micro Retail Cluster Vibrancy

Often overlooked is the smaller retailer in new developments, however, some of the most fantastic retail and mixed-use developments are anchored by or have significant participation by the small scale retailer. Continue reading

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Living Wall

Green roofs are passe when you consider what is going on with this Tokyo Japan building “Living Wall” Continue reading

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MidTown Miami

If big box is going to come to the urban core, this project seems to be a good start at designing a dense enough solution. Continue reading

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Village at Gulfstream – Adventura, FL

A recent Milhaus site visit to Village at Gulfstream spurred significant debate regarding project viability.  specifically, is project viability discernible in Miami on a short-term basis, the poster child of the current economic collapse.  Arguments can be made that delivering a project in Miami is a success of some magnitude in and of itself, however, the … Continue reading

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Mixed Use Density Capped by Costs

Mixed use projects in midwest are traditionally limited to wood fram construction because of market rents/pricing vs. construction costs Continue reading

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