Sustainability

Leveraging Public-Sector Funds Wisely Is Key to Rebuilding Communities

At the ULI U.K. National Conference, panelists identified how redevelopment can contribute to building integrated, prosperous communities, drawing examples from Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom’s Midlands.

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Bangkok: The Sinking City Faces Severe Climate Challenges

Thais have long focused on the need for water management—but many are calling for more action.

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Embedding Sustainability in Real Estate Transactions

Increasingly, investor pressure is driving companies to analyze not just typical financial risks, but also how sustainability plays into the equation and positively affects a deal.

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Balancing Tourism and Sustainability across Asia

As global tourism spreads to more remote locations, deliberate measures can create positive outcomes for the environment—and local cultures.

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Recent Articles

  • Understanding How Technology and Globalism Affect the Commercial Real Estate Sector

    May 29, 2019

    At the ULI U.K. annual conference in London, three panelists discussed how the global economy has reduced inequality between nations but increased it within nations, saying that technology is both the root of and the solution to some of these problems like dealing with climate change and a polarized political landscape.

  • Planning for a More Sustainable Flood Protection Plan in Hanoi

    May 21, 2019

    A CallisonRTKL planning and urban design team, working with consultancy Arcadis, developed a new strategic urban waterfront assessment of the Red River in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Due to a water level drop controlled by the newly built reservoirs upstream, land can be reclaimed on both banks of the river and transformed into an urban development land bank, presenting an opportunity to reshape the city for the future.

  • ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance Announces Three New Members

    The ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors, and financial institutions committed to reducing carbon emissions across the global property industry, has announced the addition of three new members: nationally recognized real estate companies SL Green, Lendlease Americas, and Zurich Alternative Asset Management.

  • Biophilic Design: Bringing the Outside In

    May 1, 2019

    ULI Greenprint members and real estate leaders evaluate the health and benefits of incorporating the elements of nature into their built environments.

  • Four Ways ULI Is Taking Action on Earth Day

    April 22, 2019

    April 22, 2019, marks the 49th annual Earth Day. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has been a day of civic action when individuals and corporations around the world mobilize around environmental protection and preservation. Through the Urban Land Institute’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance, we are celebrating Earth Day by bringing awareness to the way that members and nonmembers alike can get involved in our efforts to support real estate and land use professionals to create and invest in communities and buildings that are more energy efficient, healthy, resilient, and sustainable.

  • ULI Greenprint Congratulates Five Members Who Earned Energy Star Partner of the Year

    April 14, 2019

    Each year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star program honors businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. Energy Star Award Winners lead their industries in the production and sale of energy-efficient products and services, and in the development and adoption of strategies that provide substantial savings in the buildings where people work and live. This year, five ULI Greenprint members achieved Energy Star Partner of the Year.

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