Jeff DuFresne Executive Director Urban Land Institute Atlanta

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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 Energy Costs Infrastructure Deficit Unsustainable Land use Population Growth Makes Business Sense

5. Green Development: the Perception Tree Huggers No Growthers Compromised lifestyles Unproven technologies 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 Master planning The horizontal dimension

11. Tree Green Green building Sustainable materials Energy efficiency Construction Waste Management Indoor air quality Historic preservation The vertical dimension

12. Full Spectrum Green Affordable housing Placemaking Community building Green lifestyles Balances equity, economy & environment

13. Keys to Sustainable Communities Green Buildings Mix Uses Housing Choices & Affordability Walkability Transportation Open Space Reuse, Recycle, Regenerate Community Character Water Resources 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 [email protected]

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