After Sandy: A New ULI Report Looks at Mitigating Climate Change Through Land Use, Offers Recommendations on Strengthening Community Resiliency

The reality of climate change will forever change community building, with planning and development decisions increasingly based on strengthening community resilience through what is built, and where and how it is built, according to a new report released today by the Urban Land Institute (ULI)….
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Toby Bozzuto

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As President of The Bozzuto Group, Toby Bozzuto is responsible for the overall day-to-day direction of the company, its six divisions and its more than 1,300 employees.

Previously, Toby was President of Bozzuto Development Company, where he oversaw development activities for the company’s apartment development operations. Bozzuto has more than 5,000 rental units in the pipeline or under construction throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions for projects that range from urban high-rise properties to affordable housing….
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Robert M. Sharpe


Robert M. Sharpe is the president of Sharpe & Associates, a real estate brokerage, investment, and land development firm. As part of his longstanding relationship with ULI, Mr. Sharpe recently published a discussion paper, Residential Futures: Thought-Provoking Ideas on What’s Next for Master-Planned Communities, in partnership with the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing….
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Jonathan F. P. Rose


Jonathan F.P. Rose’s business, public policy and not-for-profit work all focus on creating a more environmentally, socially and economically responsible world. In 1989, Mr. Rose founded Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a multi-disciplinary real estate development, planning, consulting and investment firm, as a leading green urban solutions provider….
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Bob Youngentob


EYA President Bob Youngentob grew up in Montgomery County. After working with development companies including JBG Companies and Holladay Corp, Bob co-founded the Bethesda based company with Terry Eakin in 1992. EYA was established with the vision of building innovative urban neighborhoods to the highest standards. The company has made its name and reputation by creating high-quality, lifestyle friendly, mixed-use residential communities throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area….
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Alazne (Ali) Solis

Ali Solis

As senior vice president and public policy and corporate affairs executive for Enterprise Community Partners, Alazne (Ali) Solis oversees the areas of public policy, communications, marketing and resource development. In this position, she develops and advocates policies to advance the development of affordable housing and sustainable communities with the administration, Congress, state and local policy stakeholders and other national industry partners. In addition, she heads the fundraising efforts and oversees the organization’s internal and external communications and marketing functions….
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Nic Retsinas


Nicolas P. Retsinas is a Senior Lecturer in Real Estate at the Harvard Business School where he teaches courses in housing finance and real estate in frontier markets. Mr. Retsinas is also Director Emeritus of Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, a collaborative venture of the Graduate School of Design and the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Lecturer in Housing Studies at the Graduate School of Design….
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Susan Powers


Susan Powers is the President of Urban Ventures, LLC, an eleven year old real estate development company in Denver which focuses its efforts in urban neighborhoods close to the core of downtown. In each development there is an emphasis on community building in the context of social, environmental and economic viability. Special interests include historic renovation, development of affordable housing, student housing, modular housing and unusual mixed use projects. For the previous eighteen years Ms. Powers held positions with public redevelopment agencies in Colorado. She is active with a variety of civic organizations and is the Chair of the Board of the Urban Land Conservancy, Board member of the Colorado Historical Foundation, and Downtown Denver Inc (DDI), Executive Committee member of ULI-Colorado and serves on The Mayor’s Housing Plan Task Force for the City of Denver. She co-chairs the ULI-Enterprise Workforce Housing Initiative….
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