Settegast, a neighborhood in Northeast Houston, is home to a resilient and tight-knit community that has mobilized in response to decades of discriminatory practices and under-resourcing. As a result of systematic neglect, Settegast residents face challenges such as displacement, gentrification, and most notably, poorer health outcomes, including the lowest life expectancy rate in Harris County. To find solutions, ULI Houston partnered with Harris County Public Health, the Houston Land Bank, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, and convened community residents and real estate leaders to build trust and chart a more equitable future for the neighborhood.Read More
Over the past 18 months, ULI Toronto and partners forged an understanding of the trends, pressures, and challenges experienced by Toronto’s Black population to shine a light on how history is shaping the present. The team documented Black displacement and Black settlement patterns in the Toronto area, focusing on the Mount Dennis neighborhood, which has faced disinvestment. The perspectives and priorities of Mount Dennis residents were gathered to inform development priorities and future projects.Read More
Sites in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, are home to a painful and complicated history that many neighborhoods in rapidly growing regions are familiar with. To combat the region’s history of racially biased land use and transportation decisions, ULI Northwest joined forces with local leaders to reimagine two sites: one in Tukwila, near Seattle, and the other on the edge of Portland, Oregon.Read More
As a result of discrimination, indigenous populations in British Columbia are facing inequitable access to stable housing. Barriers to housing have led to displacement and a lack of housing opportunities for these groups. To find solutions, ULI British Columbia collaborated with Indigenous businesses, including contractors and developers, to create more housing for Indigenous people. Additionally, ULI British Columbia developed a Health Equity Resource Hub to share tools and best practices and encourage thought leadership and innovation for Indigenous partnerships in housing.Read More
September 25, 2023
Ten developments take advantage of the environmental and operational benefits of geothermal energy.
September 18, 2023
Architecture can’t be art. It has a different role in society. But architecture should embrace the call of art, especially public architecture. It should take seriously the task to stand for something, and that something is not the personal philosophical whims of the architect. Rather it is the inherent spirit and character of the community in which it resides. Two Perkins&Will projects highlight this in Los Angeles.
New Report from ULI and Heitman Equips Real Estate Investors with Insights on Climate Risk Disclosure Data
ULI and Heitman released a report today highlighting how investors may leverage the data resulting from government regulations that require real estate companies to disclose climate-related risks related to their properties and overall business models.
By making investments in needed improvements now, the commercial real estate industry could alter the course of climate change.
To date, the Net Zero Imperative has funded over a dozen technical assistance panels, ranging in topics from multifamily electrification to net zero new construction incentives, from ClimateTech innovations to tenant engagement for whole-building decarbonization. Localities are eager to move forward and accelerate the built environment’s journey to zero.
September 13, 2023
According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, there have been 23 confirmed weather/climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each to affect United States in 2023.