Environmental Justice and Real Estate
This ULI publication explores the environmental justice movement and highlights the role real estate can play in contributing to sustainable, resilient, and equitable development, particularly through engagement and partnership with community organizations. Low-income communities and communities of color who contribute the least to environmental crises are often most at risk from climate or environmental hazards.
The report features interviews with leaders from the Fifth Avenue Committee, Catalyst Miami, Initiative for Energy Justice, and The Greenlining Institute, and seeks to elevate these perspectives to help built environment professionals address the effects of structural racism and community disinvestment through the perspective of environmental justice.
Environmental justice has become a key policy lens to examine and address how low-income communities and communities of color have been disproportionately affected by real estate and land use decisions and environmental hazards. ULI member perspectives introducing and concluding the report provide specific insights to the role ULI and the real estate industry can play in supporting this work.
Contributing to environmental justice provides an opportunity to engage both community leaders and the real estate sector to promote healthy, sustainable resilient places for communities to live and work.