Water Wise: Strategies for Drought-Resilient Development

NEW REPORT: As drought grips half the United States, ULI offers solutions to save water and money. The latest report from the Urban Resilience program provides a universal framework to face the challenges and opportunities associated with drought and limited freshwater availability.


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Clare De Briere Named New ULI Americas Chair

Clare De Briere, executive vice president and regional manager for Skanska USA Commercial Development in Los Angeles, has been appointed chair of the ULI Americas Executive Committee. Her two-year term started July 1, 2022, and has also joined ULI’s Global Board of Directors. De Briere served as a ULI Americas Executive Committee member; chair of the Institute’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; and chair of the ULI Los Angeles District Council. She is also a global governing trustee and serves on the national Advisory Committee for Building Healthy Places and Building Healthy Corridors. In addition, four new members of the ULI Americas Executive Committee were announced and commenced their terms on July 1, 2022.

Learn more about ULI Americas new leadership here.

How the Real Estate Community Can Address Homelessness

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2020 marked the fourth-consecutive annual increase in people experiencing homelessness. A new ULI report titled, Homeless to Housed: The ULI Perspective Based on Actual Case Studies, offers case studies, universally applicable lessons, and a blueprint for how to replicate best practices in communities to show how the development community can be an active partner in addressing homelessness.

Read the full report on ULI’s Knowledge Finder.

Social Impact: Investing with Purpose to Protect and Enhance Returns

All real estate investment and development has the potential to deliver social impact, according to a new report from ULI in partnership with DLA Piper. This global report demonstrates through a range of case studies that social impact strategies improve the intrinsic value of assets by enhancing net income, reducing exposure to structural risks, offering dislocation from market cycles, and ensuring the long-term viability of the asset, including potential capital growth.

Read the full report on ULI’s Knowledge Finder.

Enhancing Resilience through Neighborhood-Scale Strategies

As climate change accelerates, many communities are facing new or intensifying risks. For every climate risk, however, hazard mitigation strategies exist thatif done at the neighborhood scalecan provide more collective protection than when they are done individually or ad hoc. This new research introduces real estate and land use professionals to the opportunities and challenges of preparing neighborhoods and communities for accelerating physical climate risks.

Read the full report on ULI’s Knowledge Finder.

Resilient Retrofits: Climate Upgrades for Existing Buildings

As climate risks like floods and wildfires intensify, existing buildings must be strengthened. In the coming years, the real estate sector can expect resilient retrofits to become mainstream practice. This report introduces real estate stakeholders, designers, policymakers, and finance professionals to the opportunities and challenges of preparing existing buildings for accelerating physical climate risks, including extreme temperatures, floods, storms and high winds, seismic risks, water stress/drought, and wildfires.

Read the full report on ULI’s Knowledge Finder. 

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