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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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, 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.

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Offsite Renewable Energy Buyer's Guide for Real Estate

Off-site renewables are a meaningful tool on the path to reaching climate goals and are moving the industry toward a greener future. This new publication from the Greenprint team provides an overview of off-site renewable energy options, and step-by-step instructions for American real estate professionals to purchase off-site renewable energy for a building or portfolio, with several options for contracting to fit different real estate development strategies, ownership horizons, tenant requirements, and energy, sustainability, and financial goals.

Read the full report on ULI’s Knowledge Finder.

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2022 Home Attainability Index

Rising inflation and economic uncertainty threaten home attainability for millions of Americans. The third iteration of the index explores the attainability implications of shifts in housing demand and regional competitiveness due to demographic changes, pandemic-influenced employer and employee location decisions, and the high cost of both building and finding homes in the largest and most economically vibrant regions of the United States. The Terwilliger Center Home Attainability Index is a data-rich resource that includes an interactive map and more.

Read the full report on ULI’s Knowledge Finder.

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Engaging Local Artists in Real Estate Development Process

With help from a $350,000 gift from ULI Julia Morgan Society member and former global governing trustee Michael Spies, ULI is launching Art in Place, an innovative program to help artists form creative partnerships with developers in the early stages of real estate projects. The program will approach placemaking from a fresh new angle and will leverage ULI’s existing body of work in placemaking, which dates to 2016, when the Institute launched the Creative Placemaking Project as part of the Building Healthy Places Initiative.

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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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