Elizabeth River Trail, Norfolk, VA - Virtual Advisory Services Panel
ULI was asked by the Elizabeth River Trail Foundation (ERTF) l to provide strategic recommendations for the Foundation as it works to...
August 6, 2021
The 2021 ULI Fall Meeting is coming up! To prepare for it, we have a guide of all sustainability-focused events happening that week. See below for brief descriptions with dates and times of the events hosted, supported, or encouraged by the ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance during the 2021 ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Look here for activities focused on health and wellness, parks and open space, social justice, climate mitigation and adaptation, building performance, and resilience.
For more the most detailed and up-to-date information about these events and the rest of the Fall Meeting events, please visit the Fall Meeting website (Events and convenings are subject to slight revision.)
8:00am – 4:00pm CT | Building Healthy Places Special Programming — The thirteenth in the series of Building Healthy Places Forums will focus on sharing information about Chicago-based projects and initiatives at the intersection of health, equity, and the built environment. The forum is open to ULI Full Members. If you are a ULI Associate Member and are interested in joining, please email us at [email protected].
10:00 – 10:30am CT | Mini-Session in the Member Engagement Area — ADUs are emerging as a solution for expanding housing options for people of all ages. ADUs can enhance affordability, diversify housing types, generate wealth and income for owners, enable family or caregivers to live nearby, and create incremental or “gentle” density for communities. At this pop-up session, learn how ULI Chicago helped drive ADU policy reform in the city.
10:30 – 11:30am CT | Concurrent Session — Learn about the myriad benefits in biophilic design through the lens of Fulton East—a 12-story office and retail building in the heart of Chicago’s Fulton Market—incorporating the principles of biophilic design to create a healthier environment for the building’s tenants.
10:30 – 11:30am CT | Greenprint Special Programming | by invitation only — Greenprint Real Estate Members are invited to join an off-site brunch meetup to network and connect with fellow ESG leaders during the conference. Location to be shared in separate invitation.
12:00 – 2:00pm CT | Building Healthy Places Special Programming | by invitation only — Selected ULI District Councils are establishing Partnerships that will over the next 18 months examine local histories of racial discrimination in land use and transportation, and impact on health outcomes. Each team will build on research and local engagements to form action agendas for antiracism and health equity in real estate. At this gathering, participating Partnership members will caucus about local progress and share strategies and solutions.
1:00 – 2:00pm CT | Concurrent Session — This panel brings together leaders from real estate firms that have set net zero goals—and are taking concrete action to achieve them—to talk through their holistic strategy and the business case behind operationalizing these efforts.
1:00 – 2:00pm CT | Concurrent Session — In this session, attendees will learn about the importance of basic education, intensive text-based training, and mentorship among historically excluded groups with intentional programs for commercial real estate programs targeting individuals who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC).
2:00 – 5:00pm CT | Special Programming — The forum will focus on Circular Economy, highlighting two case studies upholding values of circular economy. More information to come.
2:00 – 2:30pm CT | Mini-Session in the Member Engagement Area — ULI keenly recognizes the opportunity for the real estate industry to accelerate its journey to net zero. It’s no longer a long term prospect – real estate leaders across the globe are achieving net zero buildings and portfolios today. Hear from members and staff regarding the net zero initiatives, resources, goals and guidance that ULI has available for the industry.
2:30 – 3:30pm CT | Concurrent Session — This session will provide an overview of the Build America Bureau loan programs that may be leveraged for community development, including financing of transportation improvements, public infrastructure, and transit-oriented development (TOD).
4:00 – 5:00pm CT | Concurrent Session — This session will foster a discussion about technology, innovation, and new products and services available to ULI members and real estate write large, and explain how and why these technologies are important and helping companies move the needle forward on their ESG goals.
12:00 – 1:00pm CT | BHP Special Programming —ULI’s Building Healthy Places Book Club is designed to spark thought and conversations around health, social equity, and real estate. Whether you are a book club veteran or just want to know more, grab your lunch to informally chat with others about the books we’ve read and those planned, and generally get know one another.
1:00 – 2:00pm CT | Concurrent Session — This thought leadership session consisting of the most senior global real estate leaders and investors will discuss how ESG is becoming an integral part of any business strategy, how to build the business case, and how impact can be measured.
2:00 – 2:30pm CT | BHP Special Programming —Recent years have witnessed an explosion of interest in strategies to embed social equity into real estate practice. But the field has yet to coalesce around common or proven approaches. In this session, learn about ULI’s new effort to create resources for promoting social and racial justice in real estate, leveraging the many different channels for change (personal, company, industry), and enhancing the development process to foster more equitable outcomes in communities. And provide your input!
3:30 – 4:00pm CT | BHP Special Programming — In the 1970s, the sociologist Ray Oldenburg coined the term “third places” to refer to places which are not home or work. Third places — coffee shops, parks and plazas, stores, and more — can provide opportunities for vital community connection, health-promoting activities, and civic engagement. Privately owned third places are important, but research to date has tended to focus on public spaces (like parks). For the past year, the Bucksbaum family has funded ULI research focused on opportunities to promote health and wellness and foster democracy (with a small “d”) in third places like shopping malls, shops, and more. In this session, hear from Chicago-based leaders about how they are fostering health and civic engagement in third spaces.
5:00 – 7:00pm CT | Urban Resilience Special Programming | by invitation only — This reception for the program’s national cohort of city representatives and experts will allow the opportunity to network and knowledge share atop an inspiring rooftop farm. Learn more about the RLUC program here.
5:30 – 7:00pm CT | BHP Special Programming | by invitation only — Alumni, current participants, and others involved with the ULI Health Leaders Network program are cordially invited to a special networking reception. This reception is for members and others affiliated with the ULI Health Leaders Network. If you did not receive an invitation but feel you should have, please email us at [email protected]. To learn more about this impactful program, please see here.
7:00 – 9:00pm CT | BHP Special Programming | by invitation only — Gather with colleagues to reflect on the impact of the pandemic on real estate and to look forward to the year to come. This reception is by invitation only, but if you would like to be invited please email us at [email protected] with your interest in health and we will circle back with you.
7:45 – 8:45am CT | Special Programming — Join Building Healthy Places for a coffee and light breakfast Open House where you can learn about the program, browse resources, and find out how to get more involved. We’d love to see you!
10:00 – 10:30am CT | BHP Special Programming — For nearly a century, cities across the United States and beyond have required developments to provide a set number of off-street parking spots. These regulations have led to a host of unwelcome effects, including car dependence, an oversupply of parking, and climate change. In recent years, cities across the United States have adopted a range of parking policy reforms to manage the parking supply, reduce traffic, cut pollution, and bolster city finances. In this session, hear about the wave of parking and land use regulatory reform sweeping the country, including best practices and reform strategies in cities large and small.
10:30 – 11:30am CT | Concurrent Session —In this session, learn about how individual practitioners are making the shift from caring and learning about social equity and racial justice to having those values inform their development practice.
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