Infrastructure Forum- Spring Meeting Schedule
May 13th- 12:00pm-2:00pm ET
“An Equitable Approach to Infrastructure at the Neighborhood Scale”
In the ULI Infrastructure Forum, we examine the intersection of infrastructure and real estate. For the 2021 Spring session of the Forum, we will be discussing how likely trillions of dollars in new infrastructure investment by the federal government will impact real estate investment decisions at the local and neighborhood scale. Our speakers will comment on how they are responding to key priorities and policies of the new Administration as they look to respond to ongoing crises such as crumbling infrastructure, addressing racial injustice, recovering from COVID-19, adapting to and mitigating against climate change, and remaining globally competitive. Then, we will have a facilitated discussion with attendees and speakers as well as invite you to share your observations on the changes in infrastructure priorities affecting infrastructure and real estate development decisions in your communities, and on the real estate business and local economy.
Infrastructure demands due to dynamic population shifts; 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 unaddressed. Investment in infrastructure is an investment in productivity, but when you factor in decades of disinvestment in neighborhoods that have experienced systemic racism, the challenge will require a step change in approach.
The ULI Infrastructure Forum is hosted by the Curtis Infrastructure Initiative which aims to provide research and practical tools to help ULI members advance infrastructure investment and new solutions to local infrastructure issues along with directly supporting action at the local level through engaging our global member network. Click here to view a recording from the Infrastructure Forum’s 2020 Fall Meeting where we discussed the role that racial injustice has played in neighborhood disinvestment, how to better partner with community-led organizations, and approaches for the federal government to better serve cities through direct grant funding.
|Bill Anderson, FAICP
Principal, City Economics + Planning
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS & PANELISTS
Rebuild By Design
VP/Senior Development Manager
San Francisco, CA
Chief Executive Officer
Metro Transportation Authority
Los Angeles, CA
Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy
U.S. Department of Transportation
FORUM MEMBERS TO MODERATE BREAKOUT SESSIONS
AIA, LEED AP
Executive Vice President
AICP, LEED GA
Senior Associate Vice President,
Planning & Urban Design
Register here for the 2021 Virtual Spring Meeting.
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?