City Engagement

Engaging Cities on Climate Mitigation Strategies for Real Estate

Greenprint’s city engagement initiative works to expedite the adoption of sustainability programs in cities by creating a network of like-minded organizations and build connections between policymakers and the development community to create mutually beneficial policies. ULI intends to continue building on these conversations by identifying value-enhancing best practices in city sustainability policies through future convenings and reports.

In May 2018, at ULI Spring Meeting in Detroit, Michigan, the ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance hosted an inaugural City and Real Estate Sustainability Summit. A follow-up event was held during the 2018 Fall Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. During these events, participants gained a better understanding of city sustainability manager and real estate developer processes and perspectives and discussed key sustainability issues like energy efficiency and climate mitigation, resilience, and health.

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“It is critical for the real estate community to engage with local governments across the country to help shape sustainability agendas at the local level. By engaging with cities, we ensure that cities are well informed about the unique aspects of the real estate sector and how they can play a positive role in addressing climate change and environmental issues.”
Jonathan Flaherty, senior director of sustainability and utilities, Tishman Speyer


To enhance impact and help accelerate market transformation, Greenprint has also partnered with the 2030 Districts Network, the City Energy Project, among other organizations.

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Would you like to help ULI build better connections between policymakers and the development community? Email the ULI Greenprint Center.