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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New Report: Homeless to Housed

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says 2020 marked the fourth-consecutive annual increase in people experiencing homelessness. Although it is the role of government to provide policies, services, and the political will required to address homelessness, it is largely up to the private sector to provide housing, especially affordable housing. The report offers housing 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.

ULI Celebrates Pride Month

ULI joins our LGBTQIA+ community members, staff, and allies in observing and celebrating Pride throughout the month of June. As we reflect on the historic contributions and raise the achievements of the LGBTQIA+ community, we encourage you to learn more about the history of Pride through resources on the Library of Congress LGBTQIA+ Studies website and ULI’s Pride Month Resource Guide. Join us as we celebrate our LGBTQIA+ members and contributors to the real estate community. Find additional information about diversity, equity, and inclusion at ULI here.

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 that, if done at the neighborhood scale, can 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 actors, 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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