Fall Meeting: October 8, 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM ET
2020 ULI Virtual Fall Meeting Registration required to attend. To register, visit fall.uli.org.
In our Infrastructure Forum, hosted by ULI’s Curtis Infrastructure Initiative, we examine the intersection of infrastructure and real estate. For the fall forum, we will discuss how we can realize equitable resilience at the neighborhood scale. Infrastructure demands due to flooding and storms; growing energy and technology demands; as well as lack of adequate access to transportation choices are challenging our cities and towns more than ever. While the financial impact on individual building owners or a new development are daunting, the exorbitant cost of addressing these vulnerabilities at the neighborhood scale, especially at a time when municipal funding is dwindling, has meant many of these vulnerabilities will go un-addressed. When you factor in decades of under-investment in neighborhoods that have experienced systemic racism, the challenge will require a step change in approach.
Our speakers Professor Julian Agyeman and Michelle Moore will comment on how key policies, innovative economic tools, and equitable funding mechanisms are being developed to address resilience at a neighborhood or community scale. In the breakout sessions, we will workshop the following projects:
- Philadelphia, PA: Identifying regulatory recommendations to more effectively achieve equity goals in major transportation infrastructure investments and land use policies.
- San Antonio, TX: Explore innovative and equitable mobility services to maximize transportation tax revenue, reduce vehicle miles traveled and expand first and last mile solutions.
- St Paul, MN: Create consensus in Development Community Benefits through Public, Private, Philanthropic and People (P4) Model for a community land bridge covering I-94.
Key takeaways from each breakout group will then be shared with all participants.
Panel Moderator and Infrastructure Forum Co-Chair:
Stephen Engblom, AIA, LEED AP
Executive Vice President, AECOM
Other Infrastructure Forum Co-Chairs to moderate breakout sessions:
Bill Anderson, FAICP
Principal, City Economics + Planning, Arup
Renée Schoonbeek, AICP, LEED GA
Senior Associate Vice President, Planning & Urban Design, CallisonRTKL
Professor Julian Agyeman PhD FRSA FRGS
UEP Tufts University
As infrastructure ages around the U.S., a dialogue is needed to explore the opportunities to invest in new infrastructure and re-imagine how infrastructure is built.
- How can infrastructure be used to increase the sustainability and resilience of cities and other urban areas?
- Is hardening infrastructure the best way to avoid natural disasters?
- Are there better ways to build infrastructure to mitigate disaster?
- How can we finance these extremely costly projects?
- Is capitalization an option?
- What is infrastructure in today’s and tomorrow’s digital age?
- How does infrastructure design and investment to support infill growth differ from greenfield development?
- How can we plan infrastructure efficiently for co-benefits that draw from multiple funding sources to reduce the burden on real estate?