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COVID-19: Industry Insights

Compounding Challenges: Communities Planning for Extreme Weather Events and COVID-19

ULI's Urban Resilience team interviewed several public leaders in June to identify how U.S. cities are preparing for natural disasters during the COVID-19 pandemic. A key focus was how cities are providing resources to their most vulnerable residents, who are most at risk for both COVID-19 and climate emergencies. Read More

Recommended Reads during COVID-19: A Curated List of News and Information of Interest to Land Use Professionals

In the face of the current environment, we are committed to providing timely, practical guidance; best practices; and global insights—whether developed by ULI or curated from respected third-party sources as we have done here. Read More

Stay Connected and Engaged: Upcoming and On-Demand ULI Webinars

Access lessons learned and best practices from ULI members and other industry leaders around the globe. Register for upcoming ULI webinars and see what is available on demand. Read More

Addressing the Impact of COVID-19: A Roundup of Available ULI Resources

Make the most of your ULI membership in these uncertain times by leveraging your Institute network and accessing the wealth of member insights available, including these online resources. Read More

Recent Articles

  • Developing for Leisure: How to Relax in a New World

    2020-08-03 13:31:51 ULI Member-only Content: Distinguished placemakers discuss how resort and recreation developments can adapt to consumers’ changing priorities.
  • How China's Real Estate Industry Will Continue to Evolve Post-Pandemic

    2020-08-03 11:34:11 Industry experts from around the world convened both online and in person at the 2020 ULI China Mainland Summer Meeting in July. While many speakers were bullish overall, opinions were mixed on traditional office and retail as the economy recovers from the global pandemic.
  • Using Data to Drive Modernization for Next-Level Portfolio and Asset Resilience in Commercial Real Estate

    2020-07-27 13:15:30 Many owners have already picked off the low-hanging fruit of installing LEDs, and upgrading equipment where budgets allow. Modernization—and specifically, the ability to leverage tools to take a deeper, more granular dive and capture more operational data—is allowing owners to identify hidden inefficiencies, reduce energy use, and boost net operating income.
  • Rethinking Resilient Cities around the Globe

    2020-06-23 14:43:17 Recently, ULI Europe conducted a webinar to discuss how city resilience should be redefined around the world in light of the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to the rising tides threatening coastal cities, touching on research that ULI is contributing to on how five cities around the world are preparing for sea rise and other climate change impacts.
  • Life Sciences Continue to Be Driving Force in the Boston Metro Area’s Economy  

    2020-06-22 11:49:08 While the various segments of the Greater Boston commercial real estate industry grapple with how to return to operations safely as the global pandemic persists, the region’s life science sector continues to thrive. Acquisition, development, and leasing of laboratory properties remain robust in Boston and Cambridge as well as in the submarkets, according to a panel of life science property owners recently assembled for a ULI Boston webinar.
  • Compounding Challenges: Communities Planning for Extreme Weather Events and COVID-19

    2020-06-18 17:22:38 ULI's Urban Resilience team interviewed several public leaders in June to identify how U.S. cities are preparing for natural disasters during the COVID-19 pandemic. A key focus was how cities are providing resources to their most vulnerable residents, who are most at risk for both COVID-19 and climate emergencies.
  • Preparing for the “Big One”: Community Earthquake Resilience in Utah and Beyond

    2020-06-15 14:21:18 The Salt Lake City area experienced a magnitude 5.7 earthquake in March just days after national and state public emergencies were declared in response to the coronavirus pandemic; Los Angeles also experienced a similar-sized earthquake in June. To help municipalities in the Salt Lake City region create a more resilient and equitable disaster response to this and future earthquakes, ULI Utah—with the support of the Institute’s Urban Resilience Program—brought in local and national experts for a webinar on how Utah and other seismically vulnerable places can start preparing today for the “Big One” that could arrive any day.
  • ULI Members in Action: Housing Organizations Enter the Fight against COVID-19

    2020-06-15 12:45:34 COVID-19 has hit many communities hard, often in disproportionate ways. Individuals and families who live in public and affordable housing are generally more at risk for contracting and dying from this disease due to previously inequitable social determinants of health conditions; they are also being affected economically. In Austin and Atlanta, ULI members are working to support these residents and help protect them from impacts of the pandemic.
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