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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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