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  • 10-26-20

    Industry Leaders See Costs Dropping, Interest Increasing in Healthier Homes and Communities

    Member-Only Content: Health is not just a trend in real estate development but an important factor that differentiates projects and benefits people and communities, Randall Lewis, ULI Foundation governor and executive vice president of Lewis Management Corp., said at a ULI Fall Meeting product council session he moderated on healthy living principles.

  • 10-19-20

    Climate Migration Is a Growing Reality in the United States

    ULI MEMBER-ONLY CONTENT: As COVID-19 has changed housing preferences and led to some migration away from metropolitan areas, climate change also is beginning to trigger migration in the United States, said experts at the 2020 ULI Virtual Fall Meeting.

  • 10-19-20

    Leading Innovators Share Latest in Sustainability Technology at ULI’s Virtual Fall Meeting

    ULI-MEMBER ONLY CONTENT: At the 2020 ULI Virtual Fall Meeting, each Innovation Partner was featured in a short, on-demand fireside chat session during which a company representative was joined by another Greenprint member to talk through the technology or service offering and how it advances sustainability for the industry.

  • 10-15-20

    Current Path of Climate Warming May Lead to Chaotic Migration, Climate Expert Spencer Glendon Warns

    Because their decisions are lasting, real estate professionals must lead the way to cutting carbon emissions by 50 percent in this decade, and then by 100 percent by 2050, Spencer Glendon, senior fellow at the Woodwell Climate Research Center, told participants in ULI’s Virtual Fall Meeting. He exhorted real estate leaders to pressure others for change, even to beg for regulation, in order to avoid potentially chaotic migrations as people eventually abandon areas rendered undesirable or even uninhabitable by rising temperatures and drought. “You can’t do this alone. You must demand better regulation,” he said.

  • 10-15-20

    Beyond Amenity Status: How Demanding Sustainability and Health in Multifamily Buildings Is a Winning Strategy for All

    Multifamily housing experts have seen financial and energy savings, plus improved resident retention, from their efforts in sustainability, health, and reduced energy use.

  • 10-14-20

    Improve Access to Education and Better Health for a Brighter American Future, Says Political Analyst Bakari Sellers

    Speaking at the 2020 ULI Virtual Fall Meeting, CNN political analyst and former state representative from South Carolina Bakari Sellers said he has two questions for America in 2020: “How far have we come, and where do we go from here?” Sellers was elected to the lower house of South Carolina’s state legislature in 2006 at the age of 22, defeating a 26-year incumbent and becoming the youngest African American elected U.S. official at the time.

  • 10-13-20

    Heitman Executives Explain How they Evaluate Climate Risk at Both Asset and Community Levels

    Two Heitman executives explained how their firm applies climate risk analysis—at both the asset level and the community level—when evaluating investments. They spoke on a Virtual Fall Meeting panel announcing a new research report, Climate Risk and Real Estate: Emerging Practices for Market Assessment, recently issued by ULI and Heitman.

  • 10-12-20

    Industry Outlook for Resilience

    ULI Member-Only Content: How can the real estate development industry more successfully prepare for, navigate, and adapt to adverse events? Members of several of ULI’s product councils discuss resilience strategies, the impact of COVID-19, the role of state and local governments in working with the private sector to promote resilience, and other related trends.

  • 10-12-20

    Confronting COVID-19: Addressing Housing Affordability and Homelessness in Southern California

    A recent ULI Los Angeles virtual event titled “Housing Now: Shelter, Zoning, and Beyond,” brought together land use experts from the private and public sectors to discuss the housing affordability issue in Southern California, which parallels that in many large cities in the United States.

  • 10-05-20

    ULI Report: How Investors Assess Climate Risk at the Market Level 

    ULI and Heitman, in collaboration with Arup Group and consulting group Milliman, in newly published research find that real estate investors are starting to look beyond individual property vulnerability to climate change and to scrutinize the resilience of the broader market.