Meet the Staff
Lindsay Brugger, AIA, CPHC
Vice President, Urban Resilience
As Vice President of Urban Resilience, Lindsay Brugger leads the Urban Land Institute’s Urban Resilience Program. Through research, technical assistance, convenings, and outreach, ULI’s Urban Resilience Program helps ULI members, the public, and communities across the globe make buildings and cities more resilient to the impacts of climate change.
Prior to joining ULI, Lindsay was the Director of Resilience Knowledge and Engagement at the American Institute of Architects. During her tenure, she championed resilience, climate adaptation, and disaster assistance; co-creating tools and resources such as the Resilience and Adaptation Education Series, The Architect’s Guide to Business Continuity, and the Disaster Assistance Handbook to help AIA’s 95,000 members build new skillsets, integrate resilience into practice, and support their communities pre- and post-disaster.
A licensed architect and certified passive house consultant, Lindsay’s resilience journey began while volunteering with Architecture for Humanity DC where she co-founded and directed the Resilience by Design program to provide technical assistance, organize educational offerings, host convenings, and promote the value of a resilient built environment. Lindsay received a Master of Architecture and B.S. in Architecture from Roger Williams University; as well as the Alpha Rho Chi Medal for her leadership and service.
Director, Urban Resilience
Marianne Eppig is a Director of Resilience within the ULI Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate, which is dedicated to creating healthy, resilient, and high-performance communities around the world. Marianne leads research and publications, training, technical assistance, and educational activities on resilience topics to support and enhance environmental performance, economic opportunity, and social equity in real estate and land use.
Prior to joining the Urban Resilience team, Marianne was a Director with ULI Colorado, where she led advisory services, diversity, equity, and inclusion programming, building healthy places programming, and member committees across the state of Colorado. Before joining the ULI Colorado team, Marianne coordinated the year-long “City in 2050” initiative for ULI Columbus.
Marianne has worked with organizations dedicated to sustainable development and resilient land use for over a decade. These include the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado (now the Alliance Center), Greater Ohio Policy Center (Ohio’s smart growth think and do tank), GreenCityBlueLake Institute (a nonprofit dedicated to sustainable land use), and BrownFlynn (a corporate sustainability consulting firm now called ERM). Marianne has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Comparative Literature, and Spanish from Dartmouth College and master’s degrees in City and Regional Planning and in Public Policy and Administration from The Ohio State University.
Senior Manager, Urban Resilience
Lian Plass is a Senior Manager for the Urban Resilience program which provides ULI members, the public, and communities across the United States with information on how buildings, development, and cities can be more resilient in the face of climate change and other environmental vulnerabilities.
Lian was inspired to join ULI after her overwhelmingly positive experience with ULI’s 2016 Advisory Services Panel centered on the Arch Creek Basin. Before coming to ULI, Lian served as Sustainability Administrator for the City of North Miami where she led efforts to tackle difficult sustainability and resilience issues. The Arch Creek Basin report demonstrated the importance of resilience-building initiatives within the city and helped make a strong case for funding city-led initiatives to prepare for climate change impacts. Lian has since worked in the private sector as a Senior Planner where she managed a wide range of planning and development projects including site rehabilitation, climate action plans, and code audits.
Lian is passionate about applying technology to resolve difficult planning problems equitably, expeditiously, and cost-effectively. This includes leveraging new massive caches of publicly available data to learn more about communities, alongside finding creative ways to convey critical information about development projects and generate engagement in the planning process. Lian applies her knowledge and experience to support the Urban Resilience program’s research, technical assistance, outreach, and education activities including research and report-writing, grant project administration, and event planning for the annual Resilience Summit. Lian holds a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida, and a Bachelors of Arts in Sustainable Development from Columbia University.
Senior Manager, Centers and Initiatives
Victoria Oestreich is Senior Manager with the Centers & Initiatives (C&I) team where she supports a wide array of programming and research focused on the intersections between the built environment, health and social equity, sustainability, and resilience. She currently leads ULI’s Cohort for Park Equity program, which engages District Councils in advancing equitable access to high-quality parks via technical assistance, learning, and sharing. She also supports the Urban Resilience team on programs and research on extreme heat, drought, healthy and sustainability building materials, and real estate.
Prior to joining the C&I team, Victoria worked at ULI Northwest in Seattle, where she organized and participated in nearly a dozen Technical Assistance Panels, helped facilitate the curriculum for several cohorts of the Center for Leadership, and produced Leadership for Change—a 10-week diversity, equity, and inclusion-focused virtual leadership course for real estate professionals.
She holds a Master in Public Administration degree from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and a B.A. in Psychology, both from the University of Washington in Seattle.
Manager, Urban Resilience & Greenprint
Augie Williams-Eynon is a Manager with the Greenprint Center for Building Performance and the Urban Resilience team, both housed in the ULI Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate, which is dedicated to creating healthy, resilient, and high performance communities around the world. Working at the intersection of climate change adaptation and mitigation, Augie supports research publications, convenings for knowledge sharing, and engagements with ULI staff, members, and community stakeholders on various aspects of sustainability and resilience.
Before joining ULI, Augie managed diverse urban environmental planning projects with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and later the Center for Resilient Metro-Regions at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His work included climate vulnerability assessments, public and stakeholder participation processes, and the creation of an urban forestry plan. Coming from a background of environmental activism, he strives to center social equity and empowerment while working towards a greener world.
Augie received a B.S. in Environmental Studies from Cornell University and a Master’s in Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a concentration on local climate adaptation.
Senior Associate, Centers & Initiatives
Morgan is a Senior Associate with the ULI Centers and Initiatives, supporting the Urban Resilience program, Greenprint Center for Building Performance, and the Center for Real Estate Economics and Capital Markets. She is focusing on project and deal profiles on Developing Urban Resilience and achieving Net Zero, and the US and APAC Real Estate Economic Forecasts. Before joining the Centers & Initiatives team, Morgan worked with ULI America’s programs of work including ULI Learning, Product Councils and DEI initiatives. She assisted with the successful launch of the ULI/REAP Virtual Academy in Fall 2020, an online program with the goal of increasing diversity in the real estate industry, that now continues to occur twice a year.
Morgan received a BS in Economics and MS in Financial Economics from Texas A&M University. Her Master’s capstone studied supply and demand in the airline industry and the effects of competition on airfare.