Sustainability

Larger Buildings Need to Lead the Way to Net Zero

Cities in southern and eastern Asia will likely bear the brunt of climate change, said Edward Mazria, founder and CEO of Architecture 2030, during a ULI Asia Pacific forum on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) in May. Mazria has been a leading advocate for the built environment to reduce its carbon emissions in combating global warming.

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New ULI Report Explores Funding and Partnership Methods to Reduce Development in Floodplains

As the impacts of climate change continue to intensify, households and business owners are increasingly looking to move out of harm’s way. A new ULI report, On Safer Ground: Floodplain Buyouts and Community Resilience, explores one method to facilitate these relocations: floodplain buyouts.

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Electrification Is Key to Decarbonizing Building Sector, Says ULI Report

A new ULI report finds that now is the time for the real estate industry to make the business case for electrifying more commercial assets and how that can contribute to much-needed climate change mitigation.

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On the Right Path: Three Regional Trail Networks Boost Equitable Access to Health and Nature

Cities, developers, advocacy organizations, and other stakeholders are partnering to leverage regional trail connections. But how can cross-sector partners support networks that safely and equitably connect people to places and opportunities to be outdoors?

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Recent Articles

  • Industry Outlook for Responsible Property Investment

    June 7, 2021

    Members of ULI’s Responsible Property Invest­ment Council discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on real estate investment, strategies for navigating through economic uncertainty, the rising profile of sustainability measures, and other trends.

  • Three City Leaders Empowering a Sustainable Recovery

    During the 2021 ULI Asia Pacific Summit, the leaders of three of the world’s most dynamic cities were interviewed to learn about the past year and their plans for the future.

  • Thinking Twice about Closing Open Streets in New York City

    May 28, 2021

    ULI MEMBER-ONLY CONTENT A ULI member from New York City shares learnings from the city’s 2020 Open Streets pilot program.

  • Global Cities Will Become More Resilient, Healthier, Harvard Economist Says

    May 26, 2021

    History shows that well-managed cities are resilient to the ravages of pandemics and will evolve to become even more resilient, economist Ed Glaeser told attendees at the 2021 ULI Asia Pacific Summit.

  • How a Real Estate Portfolio Achieves Net Zero

    May 24, 2021

    When ULI Greenprint set a goal of net zero carbon by 2050 for its collective membership, it was clear that to meet that goal, a real estate portfolio would need to employ a combination of technologies and innovations. Two Greenprint members have already met the net-zero-carbon goal—Hudson Pacific Properties, a real estate investment trust (REIT) with office and studio properties, and Kilroy Realty Corporation, a West Coast REIT with office and life science space.

  • The Future of Building Materials: Embodied Carbon and Why It Matters

    May 17, 2021

    At a concurrent session at ULI’s Virtual Spring Meeting, speakers made the business case for the importance of considering embodied carbon during development and construction, as well as explored how cities are creating policies to address embodied carbon and how real estate organizations have already started reducing carbon emissions.

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