Coastal Forum – Inaugural Convening at 2018 Fall Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 Coastal Forum! 


Interested in meeting other members active in coastal development and real estate?

The Coastal Forum is a ULI member‐initiated project to bring together leaders in real estate, land use and climate resilience to share best practices for coastal development. The Forum offers a dialogue‐based setting to analyze trends, share tools and resources, and tour examples of innovative waterfront projects in Boston.

The forum will start with a morning of panel discussion on national issues and Boston real estate projects that incorporate best practice design strategies to manage rising sea levels and other climate impacts. Forum participants will then set sail in a private charter, touring exciting coastal development projects along the Boston waterfront.


When: Monday, October 8th 9:15 am – 4:30 pm

Where: Nelson Mullins, 1 Post Office Sq, 30th Floor, Boston, MA 02109

Cost: A registration fee is required to attend the Coastal Forum.

Early bird registration: $80 (until September 10th)

Regular registration:  $110


Forum Goals:

  • Provide an opportunity for members to meet and build a network with peers of different professional backgrounds involved in coastal development and/or resilience
  • Share best practices, knowledge, and insights into coastal development trends

Draft Agenda:

8:45–9:15 a.m.Arrivals networking, and coffee
9:15–10:00 a.m. Welcome by Jack Smith, Chair, Coastal Forum, and introductions
10:00–10:45 a.m.Panel: Coastal Development Best Practices: Boston Real Estate
10:45–11:00 a.m.Break and Networking
11:00–12:00 p.m.Panel: Coastal Development Best Practices: Planning and Risk
12:00–1:15 p.m.Lunch/Networking – Demonstration of Coastal Development Tools & Resources
1:15-1:45 p.m.Wrap up & next steps
1:45-2:00 p.m.Travel to Long Wharf dock
2:00-4:30 p.m.All aboard! Private charter sets sail for boat tour of waterfront developments
5:00 p.m.Happy Hour


Logistical Information:

The Forum is open to all ULI members who are attending Fall Meeting. If you are interested in attending, please register using the button below. To facilitate dialogue, we will create a small book with a brief biography and a photo of all participants. Please send a brief bio and photo to after you register.

Please note that we prefer no more than two people per organization to attend the Forum. The event will be capped at about 55 people., so register early to secure a spot.


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