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    December

  • 12-10-20

    Environmental Justice Series: The Greenlining Institute

    The Greenlining Institute wants to build a community-centered economic system that is cooperative, regenerative, democratic, non-exploitative, and inclusive

  • 12-10-20

    Environmental Justice Series: Fifth Avenue Committee

    Nonprofit comprehensive community development organization and NeighborWorks American member founded in 1978 whose mission is to advance economic and social justice by building vibrant, diverse communities where residents have genuine opportunities to achieve their goals as well as the power to shape the community’s future.

  • 12-10-20

    Environmental Justice Series: Initiative for Energy Justice

    The Initiative for Energy Justice aims to: (1) contribute to a bottom-up movement of energy justice, originating in frontline communities, by arming movement and base-building organizations in the environmental, racial, and economic justice spaces with well-supported policy research and workable transactional models for operationalizing a just transition to renewable energy; and (2) provide city and state policymakers with concrete energy policy frameworks and best practice tools that foreground equity in the transition to renewable energy, drawing on the best available data collected from frontline advocates, existing energy policies, and frameworks designed by our team.

  • 12-02-20

    Confronting COVID-19: The Rising Imperative of Integrating Health and Social Equity into Development

    The COVID-19 pandemic and protests for racial justice have spurred the real estate community to more fully factor health and social equity into all aspects of urban planning, design, and development, according to participants in a webinar hosted in mid-November by ULI. The event focused on two new ULI publications, Health and Social Equity in Real Estate: State of the Market and Health and Social Equity in Real Estate: Examples from the Field.

  • November

  • 11-30-20

    A Blueprint for a Greener Industry: Building the Foundation of a Real Estate ESG Program

    Building on the leading sustainability work that ULI Greenprint member organizations have been implementing since 2009, the recently published ULI Blueprint for Green Real Estate report helps real estate owners and investors create or accelerate a sustainability program, and developers looking for ways to integrate sustainability into their overall development strategies. In an on-demand session at the 2020 ULI Virtual Fall Meeting, two sustainability directors at Greenprint member companies interviewed one another about creating their own blueprint for green real estate at their respective organizations.

  • 11-10-20

    Two New ULI Reports Highlight the Need for the Real Estate Industry to Promote Health and Social Equity

    Two new reports released by ULI highlight the state of the real estate industry’s adoption of health and social equity practices and the need for the industry to better promote those already in existence. The protests for racial justice that spread throughout the United States and beyond during the summer, along with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, have elevated health and social equity as focus areas for real estate practitioners.

  • 11-09-20

    The Coming of the Climigrants

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: As climate change puts coastal areas at risk from rising seas and subjects Sun Belt and Southeast cities to hotter temperatures, some of their residents may go elsewhere. Experts say it is time to start preparing.

  • 11-06-20

    View from the West: A ULI Member Perspective on Wildfires and the Built Environment

    A new ULI report, published with input from more than 50 ULI member and outside experts as well as with support from the Kresge Foundation, shows the increasing awareness among real estate developers, urban planners, and public leaders of the land use drivers of wildfires, their concern about the consequences of these fires, and how they are implementing asset- and community-scale resilience efforts.

  • October

  • 10-26-20

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

    ULI 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 2020 ULI Virtual 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.