Christina Contreras Selected as Urban Land Institute/Martin Bucksbaum Senior Visiting Fellow
Christina Contreras, principal and founder of Living Ecology Studio in Denver, Colorado, has been selected...
In our Infrastructure Forum, 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 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 select projects among participants. Key takeaways from each breakout group will then be shared with all participants.
Stephen Engblom, AIA, LEED AP
Executive Vice President, AECOM
Professor Julian Agyeman PhD FRSA FRGS
UEP Tufts University
To register for the 2020 ULI Virtual Fall Meeting, visit fall.uli.org.