Urban Land Institute Award

I’m honored to have received the Rising Star Award from the Urban Land Institute Advisory Services program! From ULI:

Ladd Keith, PhD has participated in four ULI panels since 2015, most notably as Chair for both the Jacksonville, Florida panel in 2018 on transit and economic development and the urban waterfront resilience panel in Miami, Florida in 2019. Ladd was also a major contributor to ULI’s 10 Principles of Resilience publication and continues to add his expertise to a number of ULI reports.

Photo by Laura Jensen.

As a panelist, Ladd provides dual insight into municipal planning and resilience issues. As a panel Chair, his ability to facilitate the panel process, particularly with complex land use challenges, is a strength noted and appreciated by his fellow panelists. Ladd brings out the best in panelists and encourages each to provide their unique insight throughout the panel process. He continually keeps the broader goals of the panel in mind and is a calming presence even when long days during the panel week can ruffle any seasoned professional.

The ULI Advisory Services Rising Star Award was created in 2015 as a tribute to newer volunteers who have provided extraordinary service on panels and demonstrated incredible enthusiasm for and commitment to the Advisory Services Panel Program.

Scorched: Extreme Heat Resilience and Real Estate

I’ll be speaking about the causes and impacts of extreme heat on the Urban Land Institute (ULI) members-only Extreme Heat Resilience and Real Estate webinar on August 7, 2019 at 12-1pm ET. ULI members can register now for the webinar.

This webinar is part of the launch of ULI’s new report, Scorched: Extreme Heat and Real Estate, that I helped provide content for and reviewed.  The report outlines how extreme heat will affect the real estate and land use sectors and highlights the leadership and the potential positive impact of the real estate sector in implementing heat-resilient building designs and land uses. The ULI team worked to ensure the complexities of the causes of extreme heat covered thoroughly and that potential solutions listed in the report are applicable across diverse geographies and climates.

The full Scorched: Extreme Heat and Real Estate report will be available to the public after August 7, 2019.