Net Zero Imperative – Cities & Real Estate Accelerating Decarbonization in the Built Environment


2021-11-03T13:00:00 - 2021-11-03T14:00:00

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ULI recognized real estate’s responsibility and opportunity to address the climate crisis and work toward net zero. And thanks to a generous donation from Owen Thomas, ULI has launched the Net Zero Imperative, a multi-year initiative to accelerate decarbonization in the built environment. Watch this webinar to learn about the program’s cohort of participants across the globe, and their planned technical assistance panels designed to help building owners, cities, and other relevant constituents reduce carbon emissions associated with buildings, communities and cities via a roadmap to zero.


Phoebe Romero

Environmental Program Coordinator City of Austin

Phoebe Romero is passionate about the intersection of climate policy and racial equity. She works at the City of Austin Office of Sustainability focusing on air quality and climate action that reduces environmental impact and improves quality of life outcomes for historically impacted communities. Formerly she was a Program Manager …

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Brian Swett


Brian Swett is a Arup’s Boston Office Leader and serves as Director of Cities and Sustainable Real Estate. In this role, Brian leads the work of Arup in the Americas to integrate its advisory services with its key strengths in design, engineering and planning, delivered in the city context. He …

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Ashley Sadowski

USC School of Planning and Development

Ashley is the Executive Director at the KC Building Energy Exchange. She specializes in transforming ambitious community visions into successful projects, programs, and policies. Her strengths include strategic planning, client management, stakeholder engagement, and creative problem-solving. With social equity being the driving force behind her work, she has directed affordable …

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David Hodgins

Executive Director LA Better Buildings Challenge

With more than a decade of experience in project development, program delivery and policy implementation, David Hodgins is a recognized leader in the sustainable real estate field. He began his career with the Clinton Climate Initiative, where he led private sector project development for three years. Building on the perspective …

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