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More Resilience Resources

Resilience is an increasingly important part of discussions about building, real estate development, land use, design, and infrastructure. A host of resources offer more information on best practices in resilient design and on how resilience can be incorporated into local and national real estate and infrastructure projects and policies. The list below includes reports and websites developed by ULI, as well as by many other organizations in the public and not-for-profit sectors. To nominate an additional resource for inclusion, email [email protected].

ULI Urban Resilience Program Publications

“Scorched: Extreme Heat and Real Estate”

“Building a Resilient City: A ULI Conference Report”

“A Guide to Assessing Climate Change Risk”

Harvesting the Value of Water: Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Real Estate

Housing in America: Integrating Housing, Health, and Resilience in a Changing Environment

“Resilience Strategies along the Rural–Urban Transect”

“Resilience Strategies for Communities at Risk”

Returns on Resilience: The Business Case

Ten Principles for Building Resilience

“What the Real Estate Industry Needs to Know about the Insurance Industry and Climate Change”

District Council Resilience Publications

The Business Case for Green Infrastructure: Resilient Stormwater Management in the Great Lakes Region, ULI Michigan

“Exploring Transfer of Development Rights as a Possible Climate Adaptation Strategy,” ULI Southeast Florida and Caribbean

“Realizing Resilience: Social Equity and Economic Opportunity,” ULI Tampa Bay

“Tackling Sea-Level Rise: Best Practices in the San Francisco Bay Area,” ULI San Francisco

“The Urban Implications of Living With Water,” ULI Boston

ULI Resilience Advisory Services Panels & Technical Assistance Panels (organized by year)

“Miami Beach, Florida: Stormwater Management and Climate Adaptation Review,” 2018

“Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines TAP report,” 2018

“A Vision for a Greener, Healthier, Cooler Gowanus: Strategies to Mitigate Urban Heat Island Effect,” 2018

“Downtown Lafayette, Louisiana: Strategies for Resilient Land Use, Development, and Implementation,” 2017

“El Paso, Texas: Active Transportation System,” 2016

“Arch Creek Basin, Miami-Dade County, Florida: Addressing Climate Vulnerabilities and Social Equity with an Adaptation Action Area Framework,” May 2016

“St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana: Bridging the Divide with the South Central Study Area through Resilience,” 2015

“Duluth, Minnesota: Strategic Advice for Lincoln Park and the Miller Creek Watershed,” 2015

“Seattle, Washington: Strategic Advice for Urban Resilience on the Lower Duwamish River,” 2015

“Norfolk, Virginia: Assessing Risk and Protecting Value,” 2014

“Northern Colorado: Estes Park, Loveland, and Fort Collins,” 2014

“Waterfronts of Portland and South Portland Maine,” 2014

“After Sandy: Advancing Strategies for Long-Term Resilience and Adaptability,” 2013

Non-Profit Organizations & Resources

10 Minute Walk Campaign

100 Resilient Cities

American Institute of Architects, “Designing for Resilience”

American Planning Association, “Hazards Planning Center”

American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP)

American Society of Civil Engineers, “Infrastructure Resilience Division”

Arup, “City Resilience Index”

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, “Climate Solutions”

City Parks Alliance, “Park XCHANGE”

Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)

Georgetown Climate Center Adaptation Clearing House

ICLEI, Resilient Cities Resilience Library

Institute for Sustainable Communities, “U.S. Local Solutions”

Institute for Sustainable Communities, “Resilient Regions Initiative”

Island Press Resilience Project

Landscape Architecture Foundation, “Landscape Performance Series”

The National Academies, Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative

National Institute of Building Sciences, “Integrated Resilient Design Program”

National Institute of Building Sciences, “Whole Building Design Guide”

National League of Cities, Sustainable Cities Institute

National Recreation and Park Association, “Climate Resilient Parks”

The Nature Conservancy, Coastal Resilience Network

RELi Collaborative, Action List and Credit Catalog

Resilient Communities for America (RC4A)

Resilient Design Institute, “The Resilient Design Principles”

Rockefeller Foundation, “City Resilience Framework”

Smart Growth America, “Building Resilient States”

The Trust for Public Land, “Climate-Smart Cities”

U.S. Green Building Council: “Center for Resilience”

Waterfront Alliance, “Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines”


U.S. Federal Agencies & Resources

Army Corps of Engineers, “Climate Preparedness and Resilience Policy Statement”

Department of Homeland Security, “High Performance and Integrated Design Resilience Program”

Department of Housing and Urban Development, “Community Resilience” portal

Department of Housing and Urban Development, “National Disaster Resilience Competition”

Department of Housing and Urban Development, “Sustainable Communities Initiative Resource Library”

Environmental Protection Agency, “Building Climate Resiliency with Green Infrastructure”

Environmental Protection Agency, “Communities and Utilities Partnering for Water Resilience”

Environmental Protection Agency, “Smart Growth Strategies for Disaster Resilience and Recovery”

Federal Emergency Management Agency, “Community Planning and Capacity Building”

Federal Emergency Management Agency, “Whole Community”

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, “Digital Coast”

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, “What is Resilience?”

International Organizations & Resources

Asian Development Bank, Investing in Resilience: Ensuring a Disaster-Resistant Future

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, “Building Resilience to Climate Change: Investing in Adaptation”

Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy

Inter-American Development Bank, Building Resilience and Reducing Emissions

Overseas Development Institute and the World Bank, Unlocking the ‘Triple Dividend’ of Resilience

United Nations Office for Disaster and Risk Reduction, “Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready”

World Bank, “Building Resilience: Integrating Climate and Disaster Risk into Development