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Building for Resilience: Strategies to Prepare for Extreme Events

August 6, 2015
8:00 am - 9:00 am
United States

ULI is offering a complimentary webinar exclusively for ULI members and the media to introduce you to the topic of resiliency.

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Thursday, August 6 at 11:00 a.m. EDT


Communities around the globe are facing a changing climate, and along with it, the growing threat of extreme natural events. Events such as Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy or widespread drought and fire in the U.S. West can devastate large populations and deal severe economic blows. But, communities can implement preventive measures to eliminate or reduce damage from extreme events. Experience and evidence point to risk mitigation practices that enhance well-being, safety, and the bottom line. Hear experts provide how-to guidance and share case studies that can help planners, developers, public officials, and other real estate professionals identify and quantify locale specific risks, prioritize actions, and develop strategies for communities to be resilient in the face of growing future climate uncertainty.


  • Jim Heid, founder at UrbanGreen, San Francisco, CA
  • Sarene Marshall, executive director of the Urban Land Institute’s Center for Sustainability, Washington, DC  (moderator)
  • John McIlwain, senior advisor to the Jonathan Rose Companies, Washington, DC
  • Byron Stigge, founding director at Level Agency for Infrastructure, New York, NY
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