ULI to hold conference on securing properties against weather disaters

Posted on March 14, 2013

In the past six months, New York and New Jersey have been reeling in the wake of Hurricane Sandy which resulted in more than $100 billion in losses.

Can Boston expect flooded subways and tunnels and damage to properties in the face of a changing climate? Will the real estate sector be able to address this challenge? Is your property at risk?

Those are some of the questions being posed at ULI’s “Building Stronger Communities: Securing Structures Against Climate Change” forum to be held on Tuesday, April 9 at Edwards Wildman Palmer in Boston. Tickets range from $30 to $70.

While the coming decades will be a period of escalating risk, ULI said this is the decade of opportunity to plan and invest for these challenges.

Panelists include Wendi Goldsmith, CEO of the Bioengineering Group, who will discuss what lessons can be learned from New Orleans, Brian Swett, chief of Environment & Energy in Boston, will talk about how climate change will influence the city’s approach to zoning and future development in the Innovation District, andHubert Murray, manager of sustainable initiatives at Partners Health Care, will address how developers can close the resiliency gap on waterfront property.

Thomas Grillo, Boston Business Journal.