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Sustainability

Insurers Need Support to Mitigate Impacts of Climate Change on the Built Environment

While the insurance industry is developing new risk standards for natural disasters, according to a ULI white paper, the real estate sector and governments also must play an active role in climate change adaptation

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Recent Articles

  • How Best to Retrofit Housing for Earthquakes? Rezone and Densify

    December 11, 2014

    Could San Francisco’s landlords finance badly needed earthquake retrofits by converting garages into “granny flats” while also adding badly needed affordable housing?

  • Opinion: Housing America’s Increasingly Diverse Population

    December 4, 2014

    In an excerpt from his 2013 John T. Dunlop Lecture, J. Ronald Terwilliger suggests society should focus less on subsidizing higher-income homeowners and more on helping lower-income renters, as well as low-wealth homebuyers.

  • The Quickening of a Reborn Detroit?

    December 1, 2014

    How public and private sector leaders are partnering to fix the Motor City.

  • An Unflinching Look at Flood Risk

    November 21, 2014

    The influence of climate change could offset the benefits of better data when governments map the areas at risk.

  • Election Victories for Smart Growth, Green Space Initiatives

    November 17, 2014

    While voters were deciding on control of the U.S. Congress and several state houses, they were also voting on 146 ballot measures, many of which benefited plans for smarter growth and green space.

  • Evaluating California’s Transportation Metrics

    November 14, 2014

    In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote multimodal transportation, and create a diversity of land uses, California has enacted a bill that will alter the way that transportation impacts are evaluated under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

  • Surgeon General Cites Role of Built Environment for Health

    The U.S. Surgeon General urged land use professionals to partner with him in his nationwide campaign to curb the rise of chronic diseases and obesity and to encourage a physically active lifestyle, in a talk at the National Institutes of Health.

  • Three Creative Reuses of Aging Infrastructure

    October 30, 2014

    Speakers at a concurrent session on the creative reuse of aging infrastructure added three case studies to the growing list of success stories, including Chicago’s MetraMarket, Buffalo’s Erie Canal, and Hollywood Park in Los Angeles.

  • ULI Housing Awards Honor Two Cities and Two Projects

    October 24, 2014

    The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced the winners of this year’s housing awards, a program that celebrates and promotes the exemplary efforts of real estate and public policy leaders from across the country who are working to expand affordable and workforce housing opportunities.

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