Leadership on Net Zero Mission Earns ULI an 2023 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence
ULI has earned a 2023 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the third consecutive year. ULI has received the award for its efforts promoting energy-efficient and sustainable buildings and for its thought leadership on net zero and energy conservation throughout the real-estate sector.Read More
Creating Resilience Along the Waterfront: Thinking Forward about Nashville’s East Bank
Opportunities to rethink the waterfront in a concerted and holistic manner have been few and far between. The Imagine East Bank Plan, a strategic vision plan adopted last fall by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville, offers a rare opportunity to reimagine how development, land use, transportation, recreation, and resilience can come together to create a more resilient and sustainable urban waterfront.Read More
ULI Convenes Executives from Construction and Developer Industries to Build Stronger Partnerships to Reduce Embodied Carbon
The first ULI Executive Convening on Embodied Carbon—held on January 17th at ULI’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., and hosted by ULI’s Decarbonization Program—launched the first of many convenings to build stronger partnerships across the industry enabling accelerated advancement on sustainability improvements and beyond.Read More
Reshaping the City: Zoning for a More Equitable, Resilient, and Sustainable Future
A new ULI report shares promising insights and examples of zoning regulations from across the United States.Read More
How Newer Construction Homes Fared in Florida’s Hurricane SeasonMarch 17, 2023
After another active hurricane season, Florida’s resilience continues to be a huge and growing practical and financial priority. Strategic planning focused on strength and durability is helping mitigate wind and flood damage.
Leveraging Federal Funds to Reduce Car-Dependence in North Carolina’s Growing CitiesMarch 16, 2023
City planners across North Carolina’s rural, suburban, and urban environments assert that a vibrant walkable downtown is their goal. They’re aiming to put that value into practice using a broad range of transportation options with help from the funding in the 2022 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
A New Forgivable Loan Program Targets Oregon’s Private Brownfield OwnersMarch 14, 2023
A member of ULI Northwest highlights Oregon’s $5 million Brownfields Property Redevelopment Fund, which offers forgivable loans to private owners and operators to support remediation at sites that are contaminated or perceived to be contaminated.
UL Interview: Brian Swett, Americas East Leader of ArupMarch 8, 2023
Brian Swett, a longtime member of ULI Boston and Arup’s Americas East Leader, has been announced as the chair of the ULI Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability. Working with ULI staff, Swett will serve a two-year term with the Lewis Center. A former chief resilience officer for the city of Boston, Swett recently spoke to Urban Land about the opportunities he sees in the coming months.
Nature-Positive Design: Developers Are Learning to Build for BiodiversityFebruary 17, 2023
A number of factors are encouraging developers to try to bring Mother Nature on as a partner. On the carrot side, some governments are offering incentives to build green. There are sticks as well, which are also helping to keep builders focused on their carbon footprint
ULI Product Council Insights: What’s Next for Real Estate ESGFebruary 3, 2023
Experts discuss the effectiveness of policies that are aimed at increasing energy performance in buildings; the challenges of measuring and reporting climate-related physical and transition risks; strategies for navigating the complexities and uncertainties of environmental, social, and governance investing; and related trends.