Insurance Industry Needs Support From Real Estate Sector and Governments to Mitigate Effects of Climate Change on the Built Environment

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A new white paper by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) finds that while the insurance industry is a leader in developing risk standards for natural disasters, the real estate sector and governments must also play an active role in climate change adaptation. Entitled What the Real Estate Industry Needs to Know about the Insurance Industry and Climate Change, the report draws upon data and analysis provided by Lloyd’s of London, to conclude that accurately priced insurance alone cannot mitigate the effects of climate change on the built environment. The report instead advocates that continued investment into resilience infrastructure and reforms in current development practices are also necessary….
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RFP: City of Arlington

The City of Arlington is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to serve as developer for the planning, design, required governmental approvals, construction, and commissioning of (1) a full-service, resort-quality upper-upscale hotel and (2) an expansion of convention facilities that will integrate with the existing convention center in Arlington, Texas….
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Mayors of Boston, Omaha, Pittsburgh, and Seattle Selected for 2015 Class of Fellows for Rose Center for Public Leadership

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) announced today that the mayors of Boston, Omaha, Pittsburgh and Seattle have been selected to participate in the 2015 class of fellows for the Rose Center for Public Leadership. The mayor of each city will lead a team of three fellows and a coordinator, who together will select a local land use challenge for which they will receive technical assistance from faculty experts assembled by ULI and their peers from the other three fellowship cities….
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