Coming Soon—The Urban Land Institute’s First Conference on Urban Resilience Join your peers and experts in real estate, finance, climate risk, and policy September 4-5 in San Francisco to learn how development can minimize loss and mitigate risk, and how smart development can uncover new opportunities in an uncertain future. At Building the Resilient City: Risks and Opportunities, you will discover the challenges, opportunities, and best practices for building resilient urban environments: Understand the risk landscape to make informed investment decisions. Find opportunities to retain insurability, attract tenants, and maintain … Read More
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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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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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by Ed McMahon, Senior Resident Fellow Is the end of suburban sprawl here? No, not yet, but on my recent trips to a variety of communities across the country speaking about the ULI report Shifting Suburbs: Reinventing Infrastructure for Compact Development, I saw ample evidence that the autocentric model that has long characterized American suburbs is changing. Nowhere was this more apparent than in Carmel, Indiana: a large, fast growing suburb north of Indianapolis. In Carmel, many examples of the kind of compact, walkable development once confined to cities are on exhibit. … Read More
ULI Senior Resident Fellow Ed McMahon reveals the secrets to successful communities in this seven-part series for the Planning Commissioners Journal. As the Charles E. Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy, McMahon leads ULI’s worldwide efforts to conduct research and educational activities related to environmentally sensitive development policies and practices. He is also a senior staff adviser for ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative. The Secrets to Success Every “successful” community has its own strengths and weaknesses, but they all share some common characteristics. Part 1: Have a Vision … Read More