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The New Volatility of Water Supply

Escalating climate change poses a paradoxical dilemma when it comes to water, according to speakers in a panel on the subject at the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting in New York City.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant to Support ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support the Institute’s Building Healthy Places Initiative.

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Aerial view of the Arverne by the Sea development in the Rockaways, Queens, New York. (Benjamin Beechwood LLC)Sustainability

Lessons from Coastal New York

After storms, planners and designers incorporate new elements to stave off rising waters

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Addressing Rising Sea Levels in South Florida and the California Coast

State and municipal governments are taking steps to ensure the safety of their coastal communities by implementing more stringent design and building standards for new construction and redevelopments. They also are beginning to replace old infrastructure.

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Recent Articles

  • Sustainable Development: Economic Driver and Bulwark against Climate Change

    September 25, 2014

    Coastal cities and regions should view private development of waterfront areas as a tool to combat the effects of climate change while also creating jobs, providing much-needed housing, and spurring economic growth, said the chief executive officer of the Bay Area Council, a business advocacy group in the San Francisco Bay area.

  • Metrics for Resilience: Defining and Quantifying Success

    As cities develop resilience strategies in anticipation of more frequent and severe weather events triggered by climate change, understanding what success looks like across a broad spectrum of indicators will be critical to their efforts, said panelists at a ULI conference.

  • New HUD Competition Will Reward Resilience, Not Just Recovery

    September 22, 2014

    A new competition for U.S. federal disaster relief funds will reward forward-thinking proposals that build resilience within communities, rather than those that rebuild in the same places using outdated methods, said HUD’s Harriet Tregoning, speaking at a ULI event.

  • The Human and Social Dimensions of Resilience

    September 18, 2014

    In the panel titled “The Human and Social Dimensions of Resilience,” Jonathan Rose, president of the Jonathan Rose Companies, led a discussion with prominent writer and environmentalist Paul Hawken and renowned landscape architect Peter Calthorpe of Calthorpe Associates.

  • Five Urban Farms That Are Growing Big

    September 17, 2014

    As technology progresses and business models are refined, entrepreneurs around the world are exploring different ways to grow food in urban areas.

  • Saving the Future: China, the U.S., and a Historic Shift

    Whereas China’s pollution problems are well publicized, less noticed has been how seriously the Chinese government is pursuing solutions.

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