Lindsay Brugger, AIA, CPHC
Vice President, Urban Resilience
Lindsay Brugger is Vice President, Urban Resilience for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global nonprofit organization comprising more than 45,000 real estate and urban development professionals dedicated to advancing the Institute’s mission of shaping the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide. Ms. Brugger leads ULI’s Urban Resilience Program to advance the real estate industry’s understanding of climate risk, catalyze action to reduce vulnerability, and support communities in becoming more climate resilient.
A licensed architect, certified passive house consultant, and frequent speaker, Ms. Brugger has worked for over a decade at the intersection of resilience, adaptation, and the built environment. She began her career as a practicing architect; extending her services to Architecture for Humanity DC where she co-founded and directed the Resilience by Design Program. Prior to joining ULI, Ms. Brugger 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; creating tools and resources to help AIA’s 95,000 architects build new skillsets, integrate resilience into practice, and support their communities pre- and post-disaster.
An avid partner in advancing resilience action throughout the building industry, Ms. Brugger often serves as a subject matter expert on climate adaptation and the built environment, supporting organizations and initiatives such as the National Institute of Building Sciences, the National Institute of Standards & Technology, and the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit. Ms. Brugger 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.