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Environmental Regulations, Land Use, Real Estate

When a building serves a unique mission to improve global health and environmental resilience, sustainable design becomes more than a talking point.  The Hans Rosling Center for Population Health at the University of Washington was largely funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and reflects the foundation’s desire to help

Political storm clouds may be gathering over Washington, D.C. and trade wars may be roiling financial markets in the U.S. and overseas, but in Minneapolis-St. Paul, the real estate market continues to move steadily along with an uptick in speculative office projects and continued low vacancy rates in multifamily projects.  That was the assessment of

At each of three campuses, located in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida, Mayo Clinic is busy expanding hospital, clinic and treatment facilities.  These building projects are designed to offer leading approaches in medicine, centered on diagnosis and treatment of difficult diseases – the key to Mayo’s worldwide reputation as one of the top providers of

For years, developers and planners have tried to figure out the best way to add a waterpark to Mall of America.  The mall already boasts Nickelodeon Universe, the largest indoor amusement park in the country.  Now, plans for a waterpark are getting serious. The city of Bloomington recently selected Provident Resources Group, a national nonprofit

If you haven’t heard of Waymo, you’re probably not alone. I didn’t know of the work of Waymo until I started reading up on the phenomenon that is known as “self-driving” cars. Waymo is the Google self-driving project that became a standalone subsidiary in December 2016. Last year, Waymo launched a self-driving taxi service in