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

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


A new white paper by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) finds that while the insurance industry is a…

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Sarene Marshall Named Executive Director of the ULI Center for Sustainability

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Sarene R. Marshall, former senior advisor for The Nature Conservancy, has joined the Urban Land Institute (ULI) as…

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White Paper: Insurance Industry and Climate Change

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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)

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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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Anthony E. Malkin: Invest in Sustainability

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