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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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How Best to Retrofit Housing for Earthquakes? Rezone and Densify

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

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Regional Partnerships Driving Bicycle “Superhighways” in Denmark

Each weekday morning, hundreds of commuters in the municipality of Furesø get on their bikes for the one-hour ride into Copenhagen, Denmark.

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An Unflinching Look at Flood Risk

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

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  • 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.

  • Surgeon General Cites Role of Built Environment for Health

    November 14, 2014

    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.

  • The Ripple Effects of Higher-Quality Housing

    November 10, 2014

    Through both evidence and anecdotes, panelists at the “How Housing Matters”conference provided further insight into the pivotal role that housing plays in people’s lives.

  • Building Healthier and Never Going Back

    November 7, 2014

    How do you create built environments that actually improve health? Panelists at the ULI Fall Meeting said that successes in improving health need to be shared while meeting financial and investment objectives. “Once you see these principles at work, it makes such an impact that there’s no going back,” said Susan Powers, president, Urban Ventures LLC.

  • Housing and Health: From Research to Real Deals

    November 4, 2014

    Panelists advocated for policies leading to healthier lives, built on a platform of affordable, green, and community-oriented housing at the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting in New York City.

  • Communication Is Key to Leadership in 21st Century

    Being a good leader often comes down to good communication: Strong leaders listen to their teams and—sometimes—change their strategies in response.

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