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Resilient Cities Research Report featured in New Urban Land Magazine Article

Resilient Cities Research Report featured in New Urban Land Magazine Article Originally published in UrbanLand By Richard Barkham Real estate investors often worry that their portfolios might be pummeled by economic factors such as rising interest rates. But there are plenty of other concerns—rising sea levels, earthquakes, overpopulation, social inequity, pollution, crime, and poorly functioning government. Globalization, climate change, and aging populations are creating dramatic changes at the country, city, and neighborhood level. These changes, in turn, are likely to have a profound impact on the built environment. READ MORE HERE. Related: Resilient … Read More

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ULI NY Receives 2014 Resiliency Grant

ULI NY Receives 2014 Resiliency Grant; ULI Announces Recipients   Four grants totaling $80,000 have been awarded to four Urban Land Institute district councils as part of ULI’s Resiliency Grant program. The grant money will support local projects that help advance ULI’s work in helping develop long-term urban design and real estate strategies to making cities both more resilient and adaptable to the impact of climate change. The grants are part of ULI’s larger program of work on climate change, sustainability and resiliency. The funding for the Resiliency Grant program … Read More

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NYCEDC Announces RISE : NYC

NYCEDC Announces RISE : NYC This week NYCEDC announced RISE : NYC, Resiliency Innovations for a Stronger Economy, a competition to identify and deploy new technologies to help small businesses become more resilient to future storms, sea level rise and other effects of climate change. Hurricane Sandy revealed significant vulnerabilities in New York City’s buildings and infrastructure networks.  The storm displaced entire communities, stalled business activity and shut down critical utility networks for days.  Businesses in the city’s affected areas experienced not only physical damage to their buildings, but lost significant … Read More

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Kresge Foundation Awards $800,000 to ULI Community Resiliency Program

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ULI’s community resiliency program explores how issues related to climate change are affecting the real estate industry and reshaping urban growth patterns. Through the $800,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation, ULI will leverage the substantial expertise of its members to provide guidance on community building in a way that responds to inevitable climate change and sea level rise, and helps preserve the environment, boost economic prosperity, and foster a high quality of life. Learn more.

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“Let’s not build it back to the way it was, but the way it will survive”: ULI Releases After Sandy

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Leading up to the one-year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, ULI New York hosted the release of ULI’s new Advisory Services report, After Sandy: Advancing Strategies for Long-Term Resilience on October 9, 2013 at the Scandinavia House. The report is the result of an Advisory Services panel conducted at the request of ULI New York, ULI Northern New Jersey and ULI Philadelphia in July and offers guidance on post-disaster rebuilding and building in anticipation of future disasters in a way that helps preserve the environment, boost economic prosperity, and foster a … Read More

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After Sandy Report Released

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  Date: July 14-19, 2013 Location: New York and New Jersey Sponsor: ULI Foundation Chair: John K. McIlwain Co-Chairs: Joe Azrack and David M. Ricci Subject Area: Disaster relief Leading up to the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, ULI has prepared After Sandy: Advancing Strategies for Long-Term Resilience and Adaptability, which offers guidance on post-disaster rebuilding and building in anticipation of future disasters in a way that helps preserve the environment, boost economic prosperity, and foster a high quality of life. Download Report PDF Buy the Print Edition The reality of climate change will forever change community … Read More

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After Sandy: Advancing Strategies for Long-Term Resilience and Adaptability

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Six months after Hurricane Sandy—the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history—hit the New York/New Jersey region, many plans and strategies have been developed to protect coastal communities from a series of long-term risks associated with climate change. Because the occurrence of climate related disasters is increasing everywhere, more and more municipalities have their eyes on the New York region. At the request of three ULI District Councils—New York, Northern New Jersey, and Philadelphia, ULI deployed an Advisory Services Panel from July 14 to 19, focused on laying the groundwork for … Read More

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After Sandy: Strategies for Long-Term Resilience & Adaptability

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A ULI Advisory Services Panel: July 14-19, 2013 Six months after Hurricane Sandy—the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history—hit the New York/New Jersey region, many plans and strategies are being developed to protect coastal communities from a series of long-term risks associated with climate change. Very strong local and national thought leadership is going into this process and the federal government has pledged an unprecedented amount of support toward reconstruction and forging a new generation of land use best practices. Because the occurrence of climate related disasters is increasing everywhere, more … Read More

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After Sandy: Advancing Strategies for Long-Term Resilience and Adaptability

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Six months after Hurricane Sandy—the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history—hit the New York/New Jersey region, many plans and strategies are being developed to protect coastal communities from a series of long-term risks associated with climate change. Very strong local and national thought leadership is going into this process and the federal government has pledged an unprecedented amount of support toward reconstruction and forging a new generation of land use best practices. Because the occurrence of climate related disasters is increasing everywhere, more and more municipalities have their eyes on … Read More

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Mayor Bloomberg Unveils Plan to Create a Stronger, More Resilient New York

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On Tuesday, June 11 members of ULI New York’s Hurricane Sandy Task Force and staff attended a presentation where Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg outlined a $20 billion dollar coastal protection plan to protect the City from increasing risk from sea-level rise and storm surges. The plan, titled “A Stronger, More Resilient New York” is the result of months of effort from the city’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR), which the Mayor formed in December, 2012 in response to Superstorm Sandy. The SIRR team, led by NYCEDC President Seth … Read More

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