2. ULI Mission The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities world wide.
3. “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Source: United Nations, Bruntland Commission Report
4. Why Sustainability Now ? Climate Change
Unsustainable Land use
Makes Business Sense
5. Green Development: the Perception Tree Huggers
Much higher costs
Very narrow market
6. Green Development: the Reality
Improved comfort and durability
Greater product differentiation & appeal
Lower long term operating costs
Current or future premiums for real estate (a growing market)
Green is superior for you and your family
7. Green is Going Mainstream
8. Shades of Green Parsley Green Grass Green Tree Green Full Spectrum Green
9. Parsley Green
10. Grass Green Sustainable location
Good site planning
Design in harmony with nature
The horizontal dimension
11. Tree Green Green building
Construction Waste Management
Indoor air quality
The vertical dimension
12. Full Spectrum Green Affordable housing
Balances equity, economy & environment
13. Keys to Sustainable Communities Green Buildings
Housing Choices & Affordability
Reuse, Recycle, Regenerate
Education, Incentives & Collaboration
15. Why is Mixed Use Important? We can not address CO’2 emissions without addressing VMT (i.e. driving)
VMT has grown 3 times faster than population since 1980
Many Americans spend more time driving than vacationing.
US DOT predicts driving will increase 59% by 2030 if trends continue.
16. Here is the good news! “People who live in walkable mixed use communities drive almost 30 percent less than people who live in conventional settings.”
Sources: Georgia Tech University and University of British Columbia
17. How Do We Green A City?
18. How Do You Green A City?
19. Where is the most valuable land in New York ?
20. Keys to Successful Cities Have a shared vision for the future
Use education, incentives, partnerships and voluntary initiatives, not just regulation
Invest in infrastructure and themselves
Pick and choose among development proposals
Cooperate with neighbors for mutual benefit
Have strong leaders and committed citizens
21. Thank You! Jeff DuFresne
Urban Land Institute