Center for Sustainability

ULI Center for Sustainability

The ULI Center for Sustainability is dedicated to creating healthy, resilient, and high performance communities around the world. Through the work of its Greenprint and Urban Resilience programs, the Center provides leadership and support to land use professionals to invest in energy performance and portfolio resilience while reducing risks due to a changing climate.

In 2014, ULI’s Board decided to create the new Center for Sustainability as a logical transition from the organization’s previous work under the Climate, Land Use, and Energy (CLUE) program. The new Center builds upon the work of CLUE and broadens its scope to address adaptation as well as mitigation.

Center for Sustainability Programs

The two programs within the Center are the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance and the Urban Resilience Program.

The ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance is a catalyst for change, taking meaningful, immediate, and measurable actions to generate real estate solutions that improve the environment through energy efficiency while demonstrating the correlation with increased property values.

The Urban Resilience Program looks at how cities can prepare for the expected effects of climate change.  From rising sea levels to more frequent storm events to extended droughts, the changing climate poses short- and long-term risks and opportunities for urban planning and development.  The Urban Resilience program provides resources and strategies to mitigate those risks and to create a more resilient and durable vision for community development.

More from the Center

White Paper: Insurance Industry and Climate Change

Pumping floodwater into River Parrett, Somerset, England, during 2014 floods. Credit: LA(Photo) Rhys O’Leary/MOD

What the Real Estate Industry Needs to Know about the Insurance Industry and Climate Change.

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Advisory Services Panel—Portland, Maine (Resilience Panel)

The panel's focus areas

The challenge presented to the ULI advisory panel is how do the cities plan for future sea-level rise…

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Urban Land Institute and Other Land Use, Urban Planning, and Real Estate Organizations Announce Commitment to Promote Resilient Planning and Building Materials


The Urban Land Institute and other organizations representing the land use, urban planning and real estate industry have…

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Canadian Cities Take the Top Spots in Grosvenor’s Resilient Cities Research; US Cities Rank Top in Adaptability


A report released today by Grosvenor’s research team suggests that Canadian cities could be the best bet for…

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White Paper: Resilience Strategies for Communities at Risk

Ommeed Sathe (left) of Prudential Financial and Debra Lam of Arup work on the "After Sandy" report.

In this white paper, the first in a new series on urban resilience from ULI, provides 23 core…

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ULI Announces Recipients of 2014 Resiliency Grants

Four grants totaling $80,000 have been awarded to four Urban Land Institute (ULI) district councils as part of…

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Building the Resilient City Conference

On September 4 and 5, the ULI Urban Resilience Program will present Building the Resilient City, a conference bringing together experts in real estate, finance, climate risk, and policy.

Join ULI in San Francisco to learn from affected communities, to understand how resilience and climate change will affect your work, and to develop plans for your community to survive and thrive in the face of adversity.

Register for the conference.

Anthony E. Malkin: Invest in Sustainability

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