Sustainability

“Upcycling” Assets: Planning for Regenerative Growth

A speaker at a recent ULI Australia event in Sydney said that the property industry can and should go beyond the principles of sustainability to projects that actually help regenerate urban environments.

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Improving City Governance, Urban Quality of Life with Big Data

New technologies and methods of data collection can lead to drastic improvements in city governance, says Martin O’Malley, former Baltimore mayor and governor of Maryland, and now a senior fellow and advisory council chair for MetroLab Network.

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Getting Cities Right

A diverse panel of property industry experts pushed back on a recent New York Times article asking, “Why Can’t We Get Cities Right?” during a lively 2017 ULI Fall Meeting session.

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City Resilience Officers, Developers Share Lessons from an Extreme Season

The hurricanes that ravaged the U.S. Southeast and the Caribbean and the fires raging through the Northwest have refocused and energized resilience discussions.

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Recent Articles

  • Study: Buildings with Poor Energy Efficiency Default at Higher Rate

    October 23, 2017

    A recent study has added a new value proposition for energy efficiency in commercial buildings: efficient buildings are less likely to default on their mortgages than their more energy-intensive peers.

  • Future of Global Waterfronts Is More Mixed Uses, Cleaner Air and Water

    October 2, 2017

    The urban waterfront is the site of countless challenges and opportunities, one that must accommodate housing, commerce, and recreation without extinguishing traditional industries and port facilities. The Asia Society and AECOM are collaborating on a series of “living conversations” titled “Imagine 2060” that are designed to address a range of issues that cities do and will face, and the inaugural series of events focuses on that complex question of urban waterfronts. Land use experts recently gathered in New York City to discuss these challenges facing the United States and the greater New York region.

  • Post-Irma Rebuilding: A Message from ULI’s Leadership

    September 13, 2017

    ULI Americas Chairman Trish Healy and ULI Americas CEO Ralph Boyd seek your support to aid communities hit by Irma in building for resilience.

  • The Damage from Extreme Weather—and Challenges for Rebuilding

    September 1, 2017

    While Hurricane Harvey was certainly a historical event, each event exposes vulnerabilities resulting from how we’ve built in the past. Each event also yields lessons about how to make our cities resilient, and ultimately more competitive.

  • How You Can Help Houston—Now and Later

    August 30, 2017

    A message from ULI Americas Chairman Trish Healy and ULI Americas CEO Ralph Boyd on how ULI members can provide relief aid to flood victims as well as support rebuilding for the future.

  • BP Gets Resilient in Houston

    It was not just Hurricane Katrina that convinced BP to build Helios Plaza, its new mission critical–type facility in Houston, with a strong resilience program. It was also the mundane reality that flood-prone Buffalo Bayou is only blocks away from its campus and that the electricity grid in Texas is painfully challenged.

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