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Panelist Paul Hawken, Environmentalist, Entrepreneur, and Author, moderator Jonathan Rose, President, Jonathan Rose Companies and Peter Calthorpe, Principal, Calthorpe Associates, discuss how to weave the physical and human dimensions of resilience together during The Human and Social Dimensions of Resilience: Bouncing Forward into Communities of Opportunity at Building the Resilient City conference in San Francisco, Ca., on Thursday, September 4, 2014.Sustainability

The Human and Social Dimensions of Resilience

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.

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Five Urban Farms That Are Growing Big

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

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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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From Droughts to Floods, Extreme Weather’s Increasing Impact

Far from being a problem for future generations, climate change and its impacts both severe and incremental are confounding communities across the country every single day, according to Rebecca Smyth, the West Coast director of the Coastal Services Center, a branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that focuses on coastal health, restoration, and resilience.

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    September 11, 2014

    Marilyn Jordan Taylor, former ULI Chairman, highlighted the key themes of Rebuild by Design, a multistage design competition, at ULI’s Building the Resilient City: Risks and Opportunities conference in San Francisco.

  • Real Estate Industry Needs Better Integration of Resilience

    September 8, 2014

    While real estate investors have always paid attention to earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters that create uncertainty for their portfolios, few speak explicitly about “resilience” as a characteristic they are looking for when underwriting properties, according to a panel of investment leaders at a ULI conference held in San Francisco last week.

  • Reducing Buildings’ Energy Consumption and Emissions

    September 5, 2014

    The latest performance report published by the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance demonstrates a year-over-year reduction of 1.9 percent in energy consumption and a decline of 4.6 percent in carbon emissions.

  • Examining the Link Between Community Resilience and Building Healthy Places

    September 3, 2014

    Housing in America: Integrating Housing, Health, and Resilience in a Changing Environment explores the connection between strengthening the resilience of housing and communities to severe weather and building for health and wellness.

  • Product Council Insight: Outlook for Redevelopment and Reuse

    September 2, 2014

    Members of ULI’s Redevelopment and Reuse Council discuss the increased importance of redevelopment and reuse, useful tools for these kinds of projects, the roles of public/private partnerships and anchor institutions, and other trends.

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    August 25, 2014

    After Superstorm Sandy ravaged the New York Metropolitan Area, an innovative federal program challenged design teams to weave resilience into the urban landscape.

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