Chaired by Alec Bogdanoff of Brizaga, this working group leads ULI Southeast Florida / Caribbean’s efforts to advance resilience throughout our region.
Formalized in 2019, the District Council’s Resiliency Committee is dedicated to leading ULI’s efforts to advance resiliency throughout Southeast Florida.
The committee’s major projects and primary areas of impact have included:
- The Business Case for Resilience, a regional economic analysis that explores the economic risks that sea level rise presents to the region and and identifies the economic benefits of investing in resilient adaptation strategies. The analysis quantifies a compelling business case for the region to make significant investments in resilience infrastructure and identifies opportunities for the real estate industry to achieve a positive return on investment by futureproofing developments and investing in community-wide resilience infrastructure.
- Bringing national ULI resilience advising to the region through Advisory Services Panels:
On Oct. 13, 2020, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) released the report, The Business Case for Resilience in Southeast Florida: Regional Economic Benefits of Climate Adaptation. The report is based on a regional economic assessment conducted by AECOM, and explores the economic risk of sea level rise in Southeast Florida. Through cost-benefit analyses, the report outlines the economic realities for public and private investment in resilient infrastructure and supports the argument that investments must be made now to prevent more costly expenses in the future. These investments will protect property against flooding and drive job creation.