From December 3-7, a group of experts from ULI visited the municipality of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico to provide strategic recommendations and advice on how to best improve preparedness for extreme weather events and ensure all residents benefit from investments in resilience.
Topics to be addressed include: implementing land use processes to mitigate environmental risks, securing access to partnerships and investment opportunities, and leveraging competitive economic advantages and drivers to ensure all residents benefit from improved resilience.
Panel members for this trip include experts from across the continental U.S., including two from the Bay Area: Chris Calott, Lalanne Chair of Real Estate Development, Architecture, and Urbanism at UC Berkeley, and Sarah Sieloff, Executive Director at the Center for Creative Land Recycling in Oakland, California.
The assignment for Toa Baja is part of a series of advisory panels being supported by The Kresge Foundation to advance the Institute’s promotion of urban design and development practices that are more resilient and adaptable to the impacts of climate change.
ULI is a global, multidisciplinary real estate organization of 42,000-plus members dedicated to responsible land use and building thriving, sustainable communities. To learn more about ULI, visit their website here.