The Urban Resilience Program aims to provide leadership on how to build stronger, more adaptive buildings and cities, while also preserving the environment, boosting economic prosperity and fostering a high quality of life. Through careful land use planning, wise investment in infrastructure, and smart building design, we can protect the value we’ve created in our cities and be more robust when facing adverse events.
Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) resilience efforts include the following:
- Resilience-focused Advisory Services panels providing communities with planning, urban design and development strategies to make cities both more resilient and more adaptable to the impacts of climate change.
- Research, including the Returns on Resilience initiative, and regular white papers and reports, such as:
- A Guide to Assessing Climate Change Risk,
- Resilience Strategies along the Rural-Urban Transect,
- What the Real Estate Industry Needs to Know about the Insurance Industry and Climate Change,
- Housing in America: Integrating Housing, Health and Resilience in a Changing Environment and
- Resilience Strategies for Communities at Risk.
- Convenings, including the 2014 Building the Resilient City conference in San Francisco, the Pacific Cities’ Sustainability Initiative’s 2014 “Creating Resilient and Livable Cities” conference, and the 2016 Resilient Cities Summits, co-sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council and the National League of Cities
- The ULI Resiliency Grant Program, which supports locally initiated resilience projects led by ULI District Councils