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Rethinking Resilient Cities around the Globe

Recently, ULI Europe conducted a webinar to discuss how city resilience should be redefined around the world in light of the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to the rising tides threatening coastal cities, touching on research that ULI is contributing to on how five cities around the world are preparing for sea rise and other climate change impacts.

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ULI Report Forecasts COVID-19 to Accelerate the Restructuring of Europe’s Retail Property Sector

A new update from ULI to the Reshaping Retail report, which was published earlier this year prior to the coronavirus pandemic taking hold across Europe, forecasts that the impact of COVID-19 will accelerate the restructuring of the retail property sector, particularly in the United Kingdom. The need for stable cash flows has been identified as the main overall trigger point needed to spur the investment market.

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EY/ULI Report Highlights Long-Term Attractiveness of Global Business Districts for the Future

An international study assesses and compares 21 leading global business districts, confirming that business districts in western Europe and North America continue to lead the way amid fierce competition from Asian business districts, but all will need to adapt for the future in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Business districts in Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, and Beijing all ranked in the top 10 in this year’s study.

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Ten Finalists Announced for 2020 ULI Europe Awards for Excellence

ULI has announced 10 finalists in the inaugural 2020 ULI Europe Awards for Excellence, a regional extension of the ULI Global Awards for Excellence dating back to 1979, for projects that exemplify best land use practices from across the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region.

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Recent Articles

  • Confronting COVID-19: Global Real Estate Leaders Share Their Evolving Outlook

    April 20, 2020

    ULI Europe gathered experts for an online panel discussion titled “Confronting the Pandemic: Perspectives from Global Real Estate Leaders.” With their short-term plans focusing on the health and safety of employees and tenants, forward-thinking developers and investors are looking at medium- and long-term horizons as well.

  • Seeing the Built Environment as Both the Problem and the Solution for Climate Change

    February 10, 2020

    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.

  • How City Leaders Are Building Sustainable, Diverse, and Inclusive Communities

    February 19, 2019

    Speaking at the recent ULI Europe Conference, two mayors described the paths that elected officials in their cities took in rebuilding from the economic collapse of manufacturing, while embracing diversity as a means to turn around their cities’ fortunes.

  • Achieving Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in the 21st Century

    At the recent ULI Europe Conference in London, Michael Gove, the current Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for the U.K., and Lord Adair Turner, chair of both the Energy Transitions Commission and the Institute for New Economic Thinking, discussed how inclusive and sustainable economic growth can be achieved while also addressing issues of climate change and wage inequality.

  • Stabilizing a Global Financial Institution in an Age of Uncertainty

    February 11, 2019

    Jes Staley, CEO of multinational investment bank Barclays, spoke at the ULI Europe Conference in London, sharing his recent experiences addressing shifting financial regulations and the evolving opportunity presented by new technologies.

  • Report Highlights Need for Better Understanding of Investment Risk Assessment in Age of Climate Change

    February 5, 2019

    A new report from ULI and Heitman, a global real estate investment management firm, points to the pressing need for greater understanding throughout the industry of the investment risks posed by the impacts of climate change. Climate Risk and Real Estate Investment Decision-Making explores current methods for assessing and mitigating climate risk in real estate, including physical risks such as catastrophes and transitional risks such as regulatory changes, availability of resources, and attractiveness of locations.

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