2020 Resilience Summit Resource Library
This is a curated library of ULI and 2020 Resilience Summit sponsor developed resources that showcase the latest research and insights into climate risk and resilience for the real estate and land use industry. These resources will be accessible for 30 days after the Summit.
The Business Case for Resilience in Southeast Florida (2020)
The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact along with local business and nonprofit communities partnered with ULI to conduct a regional economic analysis on economic opportunity and vulnerability associated with investments in resilience infrastructure. The assessment findings, summarized in this report, show that investing in climate adaptation now makes financial sense and identifies opportunities for the real estate industry to achieve a positive ROI by futureproofing building-level assets and supporting community-wide infrastructure.
Climate Risk and Real Estate: Emerging Practices for Market Assessment (2020)
ULI and Heitman, along with research collaborators Arup and Milliman, ask the question “how are leading investors factoring market-level climate risk into decision-making?” This report demonstrates that leading investors are developing approaches to better understand climate risk at the city or market scale, rather than focusing primarily on risk at the asset level. The report provides ULI members an inside look at what market level metrics these investors are using and how some investors are starting to make decisions on whether to invest or continue investing, in markets particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
Climate Risk and Real Estate Investment Decision-Making (2019)
ULI partnered with Heitman, a global real estate investment management firm, to assess the potential impacts of climate change on the long-term viability of real estate assets. Derived from a series of interviews with leading institutional investors, investment managers, investment consultants and others, the report provides members with an inside look at how real estate investors are factoring climate risk into their investment decision-making and management processes.
Firebreak: Wildfire Resilience Strategies for Real Estate (2020)
Larger and more frequent wildfires are causing increasing amounts of community trauma, infrastructure destruction, and economic hardship across the United States. This report explores how the real estate industry is responding to wildfire risks with building design, land use policy, and community resilience solutions.
Harvesting the Value of Water: Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Real Estate (2017)
Harvesting the Value of Water explores how cities are revising their stormwater management regulation in response to infrastructure and climate challenges and illustrates the real estate industry’s opportunity to add value to projects through the incorporation of green infrastructure.
2019 Resilience Summit Summary (2019)
The 2019 Resilience Summit convened 180 attendees to hear from global leaders in the real estate, land use, and urban policy sectors taking action on climate change mitigation and adaptation. Read a summary of the event and lessons provided.
Scorched: Extreme Heat and Real Estate (2019)
Scorched outlines how extreme heat will affect the real estate and land use sectors and highlights the leadership and the potential positive impact of the real estate sector in implementing “heat-resilient” building designs and land uses. The report provides an overview of extreme heat’s connections to the built environment and an in-depth discussion of heat mitigation and adaptation strategies related to building design, building materials, green infrastructure and public space design.
Ten Principles for Building Resilience (2018)
Ten Principles for Building Resilience summarizes the key themes posed by ULI’s resilience work in the years since Hurricane Sandy, with a particular focus on resilience-focused Advisory Services work. The report considers the economic, environmental and social factors which contribute to resilience, and how the concept of resilience translates to the private sector, municipal decision-makers, and communities.
A Guide For A Just and Resilient Recovery (Presented by HR&A, Silver Sponsor)
This Guide details a framework through which local leaders can understand and approach four phases of recovery planning, with an unwavering focus on addressing the needs of marginalized and vulnerable populations.
Climate Change and Wildfires: Projecting Future Wildfire Potential (Presented by 427, Bronze Sponsor)
Four Twenty Seven’s analytics report highlight key regions exposed to increasing wildfire potential by 2030-2040.
Climate Resilience and the Role of Flood Insurance (Presented by Milliman, Gold Sponsor)
This white paper provides an initial investigation into insurance risk, consumer costs, and resilience incentives under the stress of a changing climate in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Predictions: Climate Risk Supplement (Presented by Milliman, Gold Sponsor)
Predictions is the future-gazing thought leadership sub-brand of The Actuary covering emerging trends within the insurance, finance and actuarial sectors. In this issue, in collaboration with Milliman, the article discusses the existential threat that is Climate Risk.
Residential Flood Risk in the United States: Quantifying Flood Losses, Mortgage Risk and Sea Level Rise (Presented by Milliman, Gold Sponsor)
This Society of Actuaries (SOA) report authored by Milliman, Inc. (Milliman) is designed to evaluate the impact and evolution of societal risk management due to projected future changes in frequency, severity, and variety of weather-related catastrophes.
SolarResilient Toolkit (Presented by Arup, Bronze Sponsor)
Cities, counties, and communities are now trying to better understand their resilience to risks like fires and earthquakes and identify their critical energy needs to build up their capacity to weather disasters. To support this, Arup designed the SolarResilient toolset, which provides recommendations for solar PV plus battery storage systems to simultaneously answer the need for energy resilience during a grid disruption while also decarbonizing the community by providing renewable energy storage and generation.
Strategies for Multifamily Building Resilience: Disaster Preparedness for Affordable Housing Organizations (Presented by David Baker Architects, Bronze Sponsor)
This guide offers affordable multifamily housing partners strategies to shape and build sustainable and resilient communities that can provide healthy, safe, and affordable housing.