The Resilient Cities Summit is an annual event, co-hosted with the National League of Cities (NLC) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) which convenes mayors, senior city officials, and nationally recognized resilience, sustainability, land use and finance experts. Since 2015, the Resilient Cities Summit has offered participants an opportunity to discuss resilience challenges, develop connections with those with public and private sector leaders, and learn about examples of best practice in preparedness, adaptation, and climate mitigation. The event is invitation-only, and is typically a relatively small group of 60-80 participants, to foster dialogue and peer-to-peer learning.
Past summits have focused on a range of topics related to climate resilience, land use and real estate development. The 2019 Resilient Cities Summit, held in Washington, D.C. focused on using data and metrics to build resilience equitably. Participants discussed how to assess current challenges in cities and how to form guidance to effectively instill improvements to overall city-level resilience. To learn more about topics explored at recent summits, download the reports from 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015.
If you are interested in getting involved with the next Resilient Cities Summit, particularly in attending as a ULI member expert, click here to apply via ULI Navigator. ULI member experts have recently attended to share expertise in real estate finance, sustainability, urban design, energy efficiency and other topics.
The Urban Resilience program would like to thank the Kresge Foundation and the New York Community Trust for supporting ULI’s involvement in hosting this event, as well as all the event’s sponsors.