2022 Virtual Resilience Summit


2022-01-25 - 2022-01-27

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    On behalf of the Urban Land Institute’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance, we invite you to join ULI online from January 25, 2022 to January 27, 2022 for the 3rd annual Resilience Summit. This exclusive event, which made its debut in 2019, brings leaders in the field of real estate and resilience together to examine the ways in which industry leaders could make more informed decisions to further protect communities and investments from future climate risks.  

    The 2022 Resilience Summit comes on the heels of a year of record-smashing temperatures and devastating storms.  As the world recovers from COVID-19 and confronts these urgent climate challenges, we must identify the ways in which our industry can adapt and take action at all levels. 

    Reasons to attend: 

    Engage in interactive sessions with subject matter experts in the fields of real estate finance, risk management, government, planning, and design who are creating and implementing actionable and scalable policies and programs to address climate change impacts. 

    Connect with fellow members and industry leaders through curated networking sessions to exchange ideas, ask questions, and build your network. 

    Access the latest research, tools, and best practices supported by the expertise of ULI’s extensive membership and virtual event platform. 

    Be inspired to take action from all of the above, plus special keynote sessions from thought leaders…and much more! 

    Click here to visit the Resilience Summit event page to learn more! 

    Showcase your company's commitment to acting on climate change by aligning your company's brand with the Resilience Summit. Your sponsorship supports the event and ongoing work of ULI's Urban Resilience program and Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance. Contact our Sponsorship Team today by emailing [email protected].  


    Samantha Medlock

    Samantha Medlock is senior counsel for the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, leading the Committee’s work to advance adaptation, resilience, and preparedness, including the wider implementation of codes and standards to advance sustainability and reduce loss of life and property. Sam led the development of the Climate Crisis Action Plan for Congress on climate science, resilience, public health, national security and financial risk. She joined the Committee from a private sector role in climate risk management, insurance and finance. Previously, Sam was senior advisor in the Obama White House, coordinating climate and disaster policy across the Executive Office of the President and the administration, modernizing federal flood policy, and managing the White House Climate Insurance Partnership. She has more than 25 years of experience in environmental, land use and disaster law and policy supporting governments, business leaders, and public/private partnerships. Sam has held multiple posts in academia, including with the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado-Boulder, the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and the Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law, where she launched new curricula on emerging national security threats.

    Mary Ludgin

    Senior Managing Director & Director of Global Investment Research, Heitman

    Mary Ludgin is Heitman’s Head of Global Investment Research. She is a partner of the firm and holds a seat on its investment, valuation, and global management committees. She holds an AB from Vassar College and an MA and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Mary was a Global Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and she chaired ULI’s Chicago District Council. She chairs the board of ULI’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance. She served as Chair of the Pension Real Estate Association, President of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries, and President of the Real Estate Research Institute. Mary is a fellow of the Homer Hoyt Institute for Real Estate Research and a member of LAI, the honorary real estate society. Mary was the 2019 recipient of the Pension Real Estate Association’s James A. Graaskamp award, which recognizes researchers whose work contributes to the common body of knowledge regarding real estate investment.

    Roy Wright

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

    Roy Wright joined IBHS in 2018 with more than 20 years of experience in insurance, risk management, mitigation, and resilience planning. Convinced that the continuing cycle of human suffering that strikes families and communities in the wake of severe weather can be broken, Roy leads a team of scientists and risk communicators who deliver strategies to build safer and stronger homes and businesses. IBHS’ real-world impact enables the insurance industry and affected property owners to prevent avoidable losses. Roy joined IBHS from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) where he served as the Chief Executive of the National Flood Insurance Program, led the agency’s Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, and directed the resilience programs addressing earthquake, fire, flood, and wind risks. In these roles, he guided several programs that promote a risk-conscious culture, enable faster disaster recovery, and address long-term vulnerabilities to life, property, and well-being in communities across the United States. Prior to joining FEMA in 2007, Roy worked in public and private sector roles with Coray Gurnitz Strategy Consulting and the U.S. Department of the Interior. A native of California, Roy earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Azusa Pacific University and a Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University.

    Ko Barrett

    Senior Advisor for Climate, NOAA

    Ms. Barrett currently serves as the NOAA Senior Advisor for Climate. She is widely recognized globally as an expert on climate policy, particularly on issues related to climate impacts and strategies to help society adapt to a changing world. Ms. Barrett provides strategic advice and scientific leadership for climate research, applications, and services to coordinate and integrate activities across NOAA’s portfolio of climate-related programs to enhance the effectiveness of NOAA in meeting climate mission goals. She is also currently serving as a Vice Chair for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a role she has held since 2015. Prior to her current role, Ms. Barrett served as the NOAA Research Deputy Assistant Administrator for Programs and Administration, where she supervised daily operations and administration of several major NOAA research programs, including the Climate Program Office, Ocean Acidification Program, and National Sea Grant College Program. Ms. Barrett has also served as deputy director of NOAA Research’s Climate Program Office. In addition, for over fifteen years, she served as a member of U.S. delegations charged with reviewing and adopting scientific assessments undertaken by the IPCC, and as the lead U.S. climate adaptation negotiator to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Ms. Barrett was instrumental in negotiating the Global Framework for Climate Services under the World Meteorological Organization and was NOAA’s climate representative to its Executive Committee and Congress for many years. Before joining NOAA, she was the Global Climate Change Program director at the United States Agency for International Development.

    Lindsay Brugger

    Vice President, Urban Resilience, Urban Land Institute

    Lindsay leads ULI’s Urban Resilience program where she leverages research, coverings, and partnerships to advance resilience and climate adaptation throughout the building industry and across communities. Prior to joining ULI, Lindsay was the Director of Resilience Knowledge and Engagement at the American Institute of Architects. During her tenure, she championed resilience, climate adaptation, and disaster assistance; co-creating tools and resources to help architects build new skillsets, integrate resilience into practice, and support their communities pre- and post-disaster. A licensed architect and certified passive house consultant, Lindsay began her career in hospitality design. While volunteering with Architecture for Humanity DC, she co-founded and directed the Resilience by Design program. The effort provided technical assistance, organized educational offerings, hosted convenings, and promoted the value of a resilient built environment. Lindsay received a Master of Architecture and B.S. in Architecture from Roger Williams University.

    Alice Hill

    David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations

    Alice Hill is the David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her work at CFR focuses on the risks, consequences, and responses associated with climate change. Hill previously served as special assistant to President Barack Obama and senior director for resilience policy on the National Security Council staff where she led the development of national policy to build resilience to catastrophic risks, including climate change and biological threats. Prior to this, Hill served as senior counselor to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in which she led the formulation of DHS’s first-ever climate adaptation plan and the development of strategic plans regarding catastrophic biological and chemical threats, including pandemics. Earlier in her career, she was a supervising judge on both the Los Angeles Municipal and Superior Courts as well as a federal prosecutor and chief of the white-collar crime unit at the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, California. Oxford University Press published her coauthored book, Building a Resilient Tomorrow, in 2019. She currently serves on the boards of the Environmental Defense Fund and Munich Re Group’s U.S.-based companies. In 2020, Yale University and the Op-Ed Project awarded her the Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis. Hill’s new book, The Fight for Climate After COVID-19, was published in September 2021.

    Gavin Buckley

    Mayor, City of Annapolis

    Gavin Buckley was elected as Mayor of Annapolis Maryland in 2017. A primary focus is the commitment to moving Annapolis forward. He is often quoted saying, “we have to celebrate our history, but you can’t get stuck in it.” In his first term as Mayor, he has successfully moved a number of climate initiatives forward. The first is the implementation and planning of short, mid, and long-term solutions to ongoing nuisance flooding at City Dock. This includes a community-sourced plan for the re-imagining of City Dock which will add a world-class waterfront park. This will be the largest municipal project in the City’s history. The second initiative is addressing the treatment of stormwater in the city. Both focuses will have long-term resiliency impacts within the community.

    John Goldstein

    Managing Director of SFG, Goldman Sachs

    John is head of the Sustainable Finance Group (SFG), which is responsible for working across Goldman Sachs to deepen the firm’s knowledge and grow its capabilities in relation to inclusive growth and climate transition. He serves as chair of the Sustainable Finance Group Steering Group. John joined Goldman Sachs Asset Management as a managing director in 2015through the acquisition of Imprint Capital, which he co-founded in 2007, to help expand the firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance and impact investing capabilities. Previously, John served as senior managing director of Medley Global Advisors. During that time, he co-founded and served as the executive director of the Medley Institute. Prior to that, John was a management consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). John has served as an advisor or board member to a diverse set of organizations in the impact space including groups such as the US National Advisory Board of the G8 Social Impact Investing Task Force, the Global Impact Investing Network’s Impact Base initiative, the Global Social Venture Competition, McKinsey’s working group on Social Impact Bonds, Global Giving, the Sustainable Food Lab, the UN Capital Development Fund, the International Interfaith Investment Group and a range of other organizations. John graduated from Yale University with honors. He was awarded the Richter Fellowship and the Townsend Prize.

    Anna Bettis

    Healthy Cities Program Manager, The Nature Conservancy

    Anna is the Healthy Cities Program Manager for The Nature Conservancy in Arizona, where she oversees projects that advance TNC’s long-term vision of reducing urban heat and improving air quality for human health, nature and the economy. Prior to joining TNC, she was a Senior Program Coordinator for the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University where she managed projects in partnership with government agencies and companies to help meet sustainability goals. Prior to that, she was a Resident Scholar at Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust where she led an internal learning process, worked across the $20 million annual grantmaking portfolio and partnered with community-based organizations to advance the Trust’s community resilience initiative.  She came to Piper Trust from Arizona State University where she helped to launch a global consortium to scale sustainability solutions and managed a university initiative to inspire, catalyze and sustain social change. She also previously worked in the Office of Environmental Management and Sustainability at the City of Mesa where she coordinated public education workshops and water conservation incentive programs. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Sustainability and Masters of Sustainability Solutions from Arizona State University and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

    Shawn Wood

    Construction Waste Specialist, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland

    Shawn Wood is the Construction Waste Specialist with the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. He spearheaded outreach, development, and implementation of the first-in-the-nation mandatory deconstruction ordinance, which requires salvaging building materials for reuse when houses are removed. An integral part of his work includes developing effective program requirements, reporting, and program results. To date this includes over 400 whole-house deconstructions, 4.2 million pounds of salvaged wood, and a carbon benefit of 3,237 metric tons of CO2 Eq. His pioneering work has helped inform many deconstruction policies and incentives being implemented and developed in other parts of the U.S. and Canada. Shawn also understands the opportunities with developing deconstruction and reuse infrastructure as a disaster preparedness strategy. He holds a degree in Urban Planning from Virginia Tech.

    Frank Nutter

    President, Reinsurance Association of America

    Mr. Nutter currently serves on the Advisory Board of the OECD’s International Network for the Financial Management of Large-Scale Disasters, the RAND Center on Catastrophic Risk Management and Compensation, and the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner III Center for Insurance and Risk Management Advisory Board. Mr. Nutter serves on the Board of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of research grants to find a cure for childhood cancer. He is on the Editorial Panel of Intelligent Insurer magazine. He also serves as chair of EdututorVA, which links college education majors for tutoring with underserved public school students. He has recently served on the Advisory Board of the Center for Health and the Global Environment, an adjunct to the Harvard University School of Public Health, Council of the American Meteorological Society, and the Board of the University Center for Atmospheric Research, a consortium of universities managing the National Center for Atmospheric Research sponsored by the National Science Foundation. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and the Worker’s Compensation Research Institute, the Board of Overseers of the Institute for Civil Justice, a subsidiary of the Rand Corporation and on the Board of the Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences. Mr. Nutter has a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Cincinnati. The University of Cincinnati awarded Mr. Nutter the 2020 Kautz Alumni Masters Award. Mr. Nutter was an officer in the U.S. Navy and is a Vietnam veteran. He competed in the 2019 Senior Olympics in cycling.

    Anne DeBoer

    Senior Economist, AECOM

    Anne deBoer is a member of AECOM’s Sustainable Economics team, specializing in economic analysis related to adaptation and mitigation planning. She conducts economic impact studies and benefit-cost analysis and provides policy and program recommendations to help public and private sector clients improve economic resilience. She holds a Master’s in City Planning and certificate in Real Estate from UC-Berkeley and a BA in Art History with a certificate in Environmental Studies from Wesleyan University. She was the AECOM project manager for the Economic Assessment of Heat in the Phoenix Metro Area completed in partnership with The Nature Conservancy.

    Ibrahim Almufti

    Associate Principal, Risk + Resilience Practice Leader, Arup

    Ibbi Almufti, SE, PE, PEng, leads the Risk and Resilience business practice in Arup’s San Francisco office and chairs Arup’s Global Working Group on Climate Risk and Resilience. He is a licensed Structural Engineer in California and a Certified Wildfire Mitigation Specialist. Ibbi also leads the Advanced Technology and Research (AT+R) group in Arup’s San Francisco office, a group of multi-disciplinary specialists and subject matter experts who solve the most challenging problems in the build environment. Ibbi specializes in probabilistic natural hazard and climate change risk analysis, performance-based seismic design and analysis, and risk-based resilience advisory. He works at the intersection of design, risk, and resilience across multiple scales from buildings and campuses to utility infrastructure. He helps corporate, higher education, data center, healthcare, and government clients understand the physical and business impacts of natural and man-made hazards and develops resilience strategies integrating physical and operational measures to reduce risk through prioritized mitigation. Ibbi is also leading the development of the REDi™ Rating System, which provides owners, architects, and engineers a framework for implementing resilience-based design, a holistic design, planning, and risk verification approach for achieving resilience objectives that go beyond building code. In addition, Ibbi serves on the FEMA/USGS Project 17 Committee and the Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC), which determine acceptable risk targets for national building codes. Ibbi has been recognized as an industry expert on resilience topics and has spoken at major conferences and events around the world. He has published extensively to contribute to the field of earthquake engineering. He is a trusted source for news media including the New York Times, CBS News, Reuters, and was also recently featured on an episode of PBS NOVA.

    Timonie Hood

    Zero Waste and Green Building Coordinator, Environmental Protection Agency

    Timonie is a Zero Waste and Green Building Coordinator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pacific Southwest office in San Francisco covering California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, the Pacific Islands and 148 tribes. She served as a past Co-Chair of EPA’s Green Building Workgroup; Co-Created the EPA/AIA/Building Materials Reuse Association Lifecycle Building Challenge – an online competition on designing buildings for adaptation, disassembly, and reuse; and was the first federal LEED Accredited Professional. Recently, she hosted the EPA Resiliency and Natural Disaster Debris Virtual Workshops focusing on environmental justice and embodied carbon connections to climate adaptation and mitigation work. She also co-leads the Bay Area Deconstruction Workgroup, which has grown to be a virtual national group. She has been recognized as the Recycler of the Year by the California Resource Recovery Association and received the 2018 Bay Area Federal Employee of the Year Chair’s Award. Timonie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University and a law degree from Arizona State University.

    Jane Gilbert

    Chief Heat Officer, Miami - Dade County

    As Miami-Dade County’s first Chief Heat Officer, Ms. Gilbert is working across departments, jurisdictions and sectors within the region to address the increasing risks to human health, lives and livelihoods associated with extreme heat. Prior to joining Mayor Levine Cava’s leadership team, Ms. Gilbert served as the City of Miami’s first Chief Resilience Officer for four years. As CRO, Ms. Gilbert led the climate and urban resilience strategy development and implementation for the City of Miami, and, in partnership with Miami-Dade County and City of Miami Beach, for the greater Miami region. Prior to her public sector work, Ms. Gilbert managed The Miami Foundation’s civic leadership agenda on sea level rise, Wells Fargo’s philanthropy and community affairs in South Florida and served as the Executive Director for 3 nonprofits in Greater Miami. Ms. Gilbert holds a BA in Environmental Science from Barnard College and MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

    Jeff Hébert

    President, HR&A Advisors, Inc.

    Jeff is a pioneer of resilience planning and community revitalization. He works with cities around the world to develop strategies that mitigate future social, economic, and physical shocks and stresses. Jeff joined HR&A from the Water Institute of the Gulf, where he served as Vice President. While at the Water Institute, Jeff led a transdisciplinary team to develop innovative adaptation solutions for the complex climate challenges confronting cities. In addition to his role as Partner at HR&A, Jeff is an adjunct faculty member at the Tulane University School of Architecture, where he teaches in the Graduate Sustainable Real Estate Development program, the incoming Vice Chairman of FUSE Corps in San Francisco, and a trustee of the Louisiana Children’s Museum in New Orleans.

    Claire Bonham-Carter

    Principal, Director of Sustainable Development, AECOM

    Claire Bonham-Carter, a principal managing AECOM’s Center of excellence for Sustainability and Resilience for the Buildings + Places business line, is a specialist in city climate mitigation and adaptation planning with more than 18 years of experience in the UK, US and internationally. She managed AECOM’s relationship with the 100 Resilient Cities program, through which AECOM supported over 30 cities in the Network. She has been collaborating with Google’s Environmental Insights Explorer since before it’s launch, both with data from the AECOM developed Climate action for URBan sustainability tool (CURB) and ideas on what cities need to help them in climate action planning. She is the co-chair of the Water and Climate Resilience Committee for the San Francisco Bay Area Council and an advisor to the California Resilience Challenge. She has been on the Board of Ecodistricts, a not-for-profit organization that focuses on development of equitable, sustainable and resilient neighborhoods for 6 years.

    Billy Grayson

    Chief Initiatives Officer, Urban Land Institute

    Billy Grayson is the Executive Director for the Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance at the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit education and research organization that focuses on land use, real estate and urban development. As Executive Director for the Center for Sustainability, Mr. Grayson manages a team leading programs on climate risk and resilience, health and wellness, and building energy and environmental performance. ULI works with members, community leaders, coalition partners, and other key stakeholders to build awareness around sustainability issues in the built environment, and to provide our members with the tools and resources they need to cost-effectively drive sustainability into their projects and operations. Mr. Grayson has over a decade of experience leading energy and sustainability initiatives in real estate, distribution, and supply chain operations. As Sustainability Director at Liberty Property Trust, Mr. Grayson led a 500+ building initiative that included green building construction, energy efficiency retrofits, and sustainability-focused property management strategies and tenant engagement. As Vice President, Social and Environmental Sustainability for the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), Mr. Grayson led a global compliance program working with the electronics supply chain to identify and mitigate environmental and human rights risks in their shared supply chain, as well as programs addressing climate change mitigation. As Sustainability Director at WESCO, Mr. Grayson developed an operational sustainability program that reduced energy, water, and waste, and launched a global marketing initiative for WESCO’s sustainability-focused energy technology products and services. Mr. Grayson holds an MBA and a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Maryland and a Bachelors in Environment, Economics, and Politics (EEP) from Claremont McKenna. He is a LEED AP and former Board member of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council and NAREIT Sustainability Advisory Committee.