The ULI Urban Resilience Program will host its 5th annual Resilience Summit in New York City on April 12, 2024.
The Resilience Summit is ULI’s flagship climate adaptation event; convening industry leaders in real estate and resilience from around the world to address the challenges and harness the opportunities posed by climate risks.
With attendees ranging from owners, developers, and architects to government officials and planners, the Resilience Summit offers a rich tapestry of insights and experiences to catalyze investment in risk reduction strategies, preserve and protect real estate value, and create thriving communities.
Participants will learn about cutting edge solutions that promote proactive change in the face of a rapidly changing climate while engaging with global thought leaders and exploring innovative buildings and developments that showcase resilience in practice.
As the world rallies to address the challenges of climate change, the Resilience Summit offers a platform for gaining valuable knowledge, creating meaningful connections, and catalyzing innovative solutions.
2024 Resilience Summit Sponsors
One of the many ways to get involved and showcase your company’s commitment to this important initiative is by aligning your company’s brand with the 2024 ULI Resilience Summit. Your sponsorship supports both the event itself and the ongoing work of ULI’s Urban Resilience Program, advancing a brighter, more resilient future.
The 2024 Resilience Summit will be held in New York City, New York, on April 12, 2024, from approximately 9 am to 3 pm Eastern. From decision-making to financing to action, the Resilience Summit will include three concurrent tracks of content.
Track 1: Climate Risk and Real Estate
This track will explore how leading real estate developers and investors are tackling climate risk in their real estate decision-making—leveraging new data and tools for climate risk assessment, preparing for greater climate risk disclosure, and navigating the changing landscape of legal and insurance risks driven by climate change. Sessions will include the following:
|Morning session:||Climate Risk Disclosure: How to Assess and Report Assets’ Physical Climate Risk|
|Mid-day session:||Integrating Climate Risk Data into Real Estate Investment Decision-Making|
|Afternoon session:||Climate Risk and the Future of Liability and Insurance|
Track 2: Financing Decarbonization and Resilience
This track will uplift new and emerging opportunities to channel private and public capital into development projects that help communities and building owners achieve their resilience, decarbonization, and equity goals. Sessions will include the following:
|Morning session:||Creating a Green Transition for All Communities|
|Mid-day session:||Funding City-Scale Resilience|
|Afternoon session:||Financing Resilient Real Estate|
Track 3: Solutions for Reducing Climate Impacts on Assets and Cities
This track will be an interactive opportunity to explore policies, urban planning strategies, and design solutions that mitigate physical climate risk at the building and city level. Deep-dive sessions on specific physical climate risks will include the following:
|Morning session:||Implementing Extreme Heat Strategies|
|Mid-day session:||Enhancing Flood and Coastal Resilience|
|Afternoon session:||Addressing Water Scarcity|
Hotel accommodations for the Resilience Summit are available on a first come, first service basis as part of the ULI Spring Meeting room block. If a hotel reservation is not made at the time of registration, a hotel booking link can be found in the registration confirmation email. The last day to book a room within the ULI room block is Friday, March 22 at 12pm EST.
Resilience Summit attendees may also engage in tours offered as part of ULI’s Spring Meeting. Separate tour registration is required.
East Side Coastal Resiliency Projects (MANHATTAN) – OPEN
The East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project is a coastal protection initiative jointly funded by the City of New York and the federal government, aimed at reducing flood risk due to coastal storms and sea level rise on Manhattan’s East Side from East 25th Street to Montgomery Street. ESCR is a one-of-a-kind, forward-thinking resiliency project being constructed in a dense urban environment with complex below and above-ground infrastructure. The 2.4-mile flood protection project is intended to build physical, social, and economic resiliency, strengthening the City’s coastline while improving waterfront open space and accessibility.
From Former Super Fund Site to an Equitable, Resilient, and Sustainable Gowanus (BROOKLYN) – OPEN
The Gowanus neighborhood has historically been best known for the toxic sludge-filled canal that runs through its center. Sandwiched between three quintessential brownstone neighborhoods – Park Slope and Caroll Gardens/Cobble Hill – this 82-block swath of Brooklyn has until recently been home to gritty mix of industrial uses, with a dash of off-beat bars and BBQ joints. After a decade-long zoning overhaul that came into effect in 2022, the Gowanus is now in the middle of a dramatic transformation. A vibrant mixed-use neighborhood is emerging that eventually will include over 8,200 new apartments, including 3,000 affordable units, 500,000 SF of commercial and “maker space,” and a verdant esplanade that lines both sides of a cleaned-up canal.
Transforming Coney Island: Sustainable and Resilient Playground (BROOKLYN) – OPEN
Coney Island, America’s most storied amusement resort, is experiencing an enormous effort to renew and reinvigorate this vibrant and diverse beachfront community following major rezoning. What was once a vast expanse of unending entertainment at the turn of the 20th century, comprised of the triad of Steeplechase Park, Luna Park, and Dreamland, Coney Island quickly became reduced to large patches of parking lots, falling from the premier entertainment destination of the world to an isolated neighborhood. Following the covid-19 pandemic, with New Yorkers working in hybrid schedules between their home and a Manhattan office, they have been seeking more hospitable outlying neighborhoods with direct transit access for when they need it. This has resulted in a massive expansion in mixed-income housing developments for the community and renewed interest in Coney Island as an entertainment destination. In our tour we will visit a selection of these new residential projects along Surf Avenue, as well as the newly revived entertainment sites of Coney Island.