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

ULI Receives $800,000 Grant from the Kresge Foundation to Support Institute’s Efforts to Create More Sustainable Communities Worldwide

Building the Resilient City Conference

The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and sustainable…

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Tools for Resiliency Planning in an Age of Extreme Weather


ULI members who are experts in resiliency planning have developed three tools to help land use professionals plan…

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Food and Real Estate: Trends and Opportunities Forum Series

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A focus on food is providing a rich arena for innovation that can improve outcomes for people, the…

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Making the Case for Passivhaus on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Example of a Passivhaus in Europe

ULI members heard perspectives on the Passivhaus design standards from property professionals in the UK and the US.

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ULI Philippines Brings Health and Resilience to Bonifacio Global City

ULI Trustee Charlie Rufino and other ULI Philippines members kicked off the Resilient and Healthy BGC Initiative earlier this year.

ULI Philippines recently kicked of its Resilient and Healthy Bonifacio Global City initiative, which intends to highlight ways…

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Scaling up Sustainability: A Q&A with Sarene Marshall

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ULI's Center for Sustainability executive director discusses how the Center can provide thought leadership on the critical nexus…

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