Aging high-rise residential towers in the city of Toronto are home to nearly 13 percent of the current population, but are falling behind on maintenance. A ULI Advisory Services panel was invited to evaluate a range of solutions.Read More
Insurance remains the primary tool for managing climate-related risk. But for how long?Read More
The Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have announced the first cities to be recognized through the Tree Cities of the World program, including Paris, Toronto, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. A total of 59 cities earned this international designation.Read More
Out of the rising tides of climate change have emerged nimble projects that embrace rising floodwaters and shifts in thinking about design and construction, according to panelists at the 2020 ULI Housing Opportunity Conference in Miami.Read More
Society—and the real estate industry—are “grossly unprepared” for a coming era of instability due to climate change, economist Spencer Glendon, senior fellow at the Woods Hole Research Center in Falmouth, Massachusetts, told ULI Governing Trustees at a meeting in Washington, D.C.
Proactive developers adapt their due diligence procedures, manage change, and deploy green features to protect their bottom line.
“Cities need to grow to thrive,” Dan Doctoroff said. “But we can’t take growth for granted.” Doctoroff is the chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google parent Alphabet. Doctoroff was speaking at the 2020 ULI Europe Conference.
A central goal for developers as they assess changing priorities for tenants is being prepared for future disruptions, panelists said at a ULI Washington event titled “Designing for a New Decade.” This can mean anything from thinking about how climate change affects projects to how technology can alter the industry landscape.
Nearly every speaker at the ULI Europe 2020 Conference in Amsterdam had something to say about one issue: climate change. The property industry is directly at risk from increasingly frequent extreme weather events, and stricter regulations are shaping the development and maintenance of properties.
First movers on using mass timber for both structural and design elements are seeing a growing wave of projects lining up before them. The regulatory environment is also adapting while the business model is expanding.