Preparing communities for the impacts of climate change is a key aspect of ULI’s mission to promote the responsible use of land. Thanks to a new grant from JPMorgan Chase, ULI’s Urban Resilience program is proud to announce the Resilient Land Use Cohort, a new technical assistance opportunity for district councils to enhance resilience in their communities.
The Urban Resilience program is excited to be working with 8 ULI District Councils and their communities through the Resilient Land Use Cohort (RLUC), combining many aspects of ULI’s work with members, councils, and communities to enhance their resilience to climate change and related environmental and social vulnerabilities.
RLUC will bring together member leaders and community stakeholders to identify strategies to be more resilient in the face of climate change and other vulnerabilities, including floods, extreme storms, drought, wildfire, and extreme heat, as well as the related social, environmental, and economic impacts.
RLUC’s goal is to inspire real action towards climate adaptation and resilience in 8 cities across the US, and to share emerging and best practice in climate resilient land use and development and related learnings to their peers and ultimately the broader ULI membership. Each community will host a Technical Assistance or Advisory Services panel, workshop, or event focused on enhancing climate resilience through planning, zoning, land use, and development strategy, as well as addressing affordable housing, community development, and infrastructure planning. ULI members participating in these workshops, also known as RLUC Member Advisers, will provide direct technical assistance to these communities through on-going in person and virtual convenings to support peer cities’ ability to take the next steps towards institutionalizing climate resilient land use policies and development.
At the conclusion of the cohort in Fall 2021, learnings from technical assistance engagements and cohort discussion will be synthesized in a final report, to be released and accompanied by a national webinar.
If you would like to participate as a panelist and provide timely expertise to RLUC communities, please express your interest via ULI’s Navigator, here.
After a competitive application period in early 2020, the Resilient Land Use Cohort’s communities include:
- ULI Chicago
- ULI Dallas
- ULI Houston
- ULI Nashville
- ULI New York
- ULI Northwest
- ULI Philadelphia
- ULI Tampa Bay
ULI is grateful to JPMorgan for its support of the Resilient Land Use Cohort and the Urban Resilience Program.