Demystifying Climate Preparedness: How to Prepare Our Buildings and Cities to Weather Climate Change

October 27, 2022 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (GMT-06:00) Central Time Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, D221 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Resilience Sustainable Development Urban and Regional Planning
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Extreme weather events such as heatwaves and severe storms increase the risk of damage to real estate assets in both coastal and inland cities, along with those cities in regions dealing with water and energy challenges. Dallas/Fort Worth and other cities in Texas are expected to grow faster than any other metropolitan region in the country, making resilience efforts even more difficult. Across the United States, commercial property insurance policies are already changing their language, and investors have begun to turn down attractive short-term opportunities that do not account for long-term resilience. According to a recent ULI report, climate change is a disrupter that may trigger a significant shift in real estate demand. The answer is preparing our properties and cities for a climate shock. But what does preparedness look like with our buildings and cities? This panel of resilience experts representing cities and industry will present the specific preparedness framework for how urban planners, investors, and developers can design properties to withstand a new, more turbulent climate.