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ULI to Partner with 100 Resilient Cities to Help Improve Resilience of Urban Areas Globally

ULI has announced a partnership with 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, becoming part of its Platform of Partners. In this capacity, ULI will offer expertise on building for resilience to a select group of 100RC cities as they design and implement their comprehensive resilience strategies. “In an increasingly complex and challenging world, cities need partnerships with organizations such as ULI to withstand the shocks and stresses of the 21st century,” said Michael Berkowitz, president of 100 Resilient Cities.

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New Executive Director Named for the ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance

Billy Grayson, an expert in sustainability program development for companies and organizations, has been selected to serve as the executive director of the ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance.

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CEO Perspective: On Sustainability

ULI has long supported and promoted sustainable development that conserves energy, land, and other natural resources. Our leadership in sustainability has never been driven by government regulations or policies. It has always been a market-driven, value-creating response to the changing environment, and nothing will change that. The forces that have shaped the institutionalization of sustainability and its wide adoption are not going away. In fact, they are going to become stronger and more prevalent in the years ahead.

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ULI Names Ralph Boyd as CEO for the Americas

We are delighted to announce that Ralph Boyd, an outstanding individual who is currently the chief executive officer (CEO) of the American Red Cross’s Massachusetts region, has accepted our offer to serve as ULI’s CEO for the Americas. He brings to ULI nonprofit CEO experience and membership-based organizational experience, familiarity with a decentralized organizational structure, financial leadership, gravitas, and the ability to act both strategically and tactically.

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Recent Articles

  • Inspiring More Careers in Development through ULI’s UrbanPlan

    May 25, 2017

    In 2003, Andrew B. Turner was a senior at Berkeley High School in Berkeley, California, when a new interactive program that challenged students to create a development scenario for a local neighborhood made its debut. Nearly 15 years later, Turner is now a project director at Argent LLP, one of London’s most respected developers.

  • CEO Perspective: ULI at Its Best—Advisory Services

    May 15, 2017

    Of all of the Institute’s many offerings, perhaps the one that best delivers an ideal combination of member value and mission advancement is our Advisory Services program.

  • Sustainable Philanthropy Means Asking Others for Help, Setting Limits

    May 12, 2017

    A panel discussion at the 2017 ULI Spring Meeting in Seattle focused on the challenges facing industry executives interested in taking a leadership role in philanthropy while continuing to run a business.

  • Seven Finalists Selected for the ULI 2017 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award

    May 8, 2017

    The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced the finalists for this year’s Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award, which honors exemplary developments that ensure housing affordability for people with a range of incomes. The award recognizes efforts by the development community to increase the supply of housing that is affordable to households earning less than 120 percent of the area median income.

  • Journalist Kevin Brass Named 2017 Apgar Urban Land Award Winner

    May 4, 2017

    ULI has selected Kevin Brass as the recipient of the 2017 ULI Apgar Urban Land award, which recognizes industry articles of practical value published in Urban Land magazine, the Institute’s flagship publication. Brass was selected for three articles published in 2016: “Before It Runs Off,” which appeared in the May/June issue; “Drawing People In,” published in the January/February issue; and “Rerouting the Trinity River,” published in the September/October issue.

  • Resilience Experts Examine Climate Issues Facing Florida’s Gulf Coast

    April 27, 2017

    ULI Tampa Bay’s Realizing Resilience report offers recommendations for St. Petersburg to be climate resilient in ways that benefit all residents of the community, regardless of income.

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