ULI Resilience Summit: Climate Risk and Resilience in Real Estate


ULI’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance is pleased to host the inaugural ULI Resilience Summit – an exclusive one-day event focused on preparing professionals from the real estate and land use sectors for the impacts of climate change.

As climate change leads to more frequent and intense weather events, as well as chronic risks like sea level rise, extreme heat, and drought, resilience has become an increasingly important issue for real estate development and land use professionals to understand and address.How can public and private strategies to improve resilience enhance community well-being and social equity?

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The Resilience Summit will mark the 5-year anniversary of the establishment of ULI’s Urban Resilience Program and its first convening on the topic, the Building the Resilient City conference, held in San Francisco in 2014. This year’s event will bring together private and public sector leaders and subject matter experts who will reflect on the  progress and successes within the field over the past 5 years.

The event will take place during the first day of ULI’s Fall Meeting on Wednesday, September 18th at District Winery near Yards Park in Washington, DC and engage over 100 participants. The event will include panels, interactive workshops, keynote speakers and tours, as well as an inside look at DC’s recent waterfront development.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn from cutting edge research on climate risk and resilience in the real estate industry
  • Engage with both key leaders and “doers” from across the real estate value chain to learn new strategies to assess climate risk and take action on resilience
  • Tour innovative buildings and parks and public spaces along DC’s waterfront designed to address climate threats, reduce emissions, and enhance community vitality

Key content themes will include: climate change and real estate investment, city strategies for enhancing resilience in capital planning and infrastructure, climate preparedness, master planning and building design, the intersection of resilience and public health, and more.

Join us for the first ever Resilience Summit on Wednesday, September 18th!.

Draft Agenda:

8:00 AMDoors Open and Arrivals
8:30 AMWelcome
8:45 AMSession 1: Climate Risk and Real Estate: Assessing and Recognizing Vulnerabilities
9:30 AMSession 2: Emerging Solutions for Investors
10:30 AMCoffee Break
11:00 AMSession 3: Emerging Solutions for Cities and Policymakers
12:15 PMLunch
1:15 PMConcurrent Sessions and Tours: Group breaks into 3 tracks of programming for focused conversation on ...
1) Coastal Development,
2) Climate Mitigation/Real Estate Adaptation, and
3) Climate, Health, and Public Spaces
3:15 PMSession 4: Resilience on DC's Waterfront
3:55 PMEvent Wrap Up & Thank You
4:05 PMDepart for Boat Tour
5:15 PMArrival at District Wharf for ULI Fall Meeting Opening Reception