ULI Life Trustee and Member for Over 60 years, Gerald D. Hines, Dies at 95
Gerald D. Hines, founder and chairman of Hines, passed away peacefully over the weekend at the age of 95.
ULI Houston is seeking suggestions from members on development sites that can be used as case studies in a technical assistance panel (TAP). This TAP will be focused on encouraging local property owners and developers to mitigate extreme heat at their project.
ULI Houston is partnering with Marissa Aho, the Chief Resilience Officer at the City of Houston (the City), and her team to pursue and execute this TAP.
The TAP’s purpose will be to assist the City to develop two case studies to evaluate the impacts and costs of implementing various heat resilience strategies such as cool and green roofs, cool pavement, tree planting, prairie restoration, green stormwater infrastructure, and shade structures. The findings and recommendations could help inform city policy related to extreme heat and encourage local property owners and developers to mitigate extreme heat at their projects and open spaces, ultimately contributing to a cooler and more comfortable Houston.
ULI Houston aims to identify two case study sites – one redevelopment/retrofit project and one proposed project to broaden the impact of our TAP findings. Project sites can be specific buildings of any product type.
Development Site Suggestions
ULI Houston is also seeking members who can help identify and secure potential sites for each kind of case study. Sites within the Houston City limits that have the following characteristics could be considered:
If you are interested in submitting your site for consideration, please provide a short statement of interest making your case to ULI Houston and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
ULI Houston is delighted to be part of the Resilient Land Use Cohort (RLUC) sponsored by JPMorgan Chase Foundation. RLUC is a new opportunity for ULI members to provide technical assistance to enhance the resilience of communities through TAPs and ASPs and provide coaching to cities to nurture the implementation of recommendations over a 2-year period. Members who participate in this extreme heat TAP will have access to the wider RLUC network and will be able to connect with and learn from members in 7 other cities around the U.S.
TAP participants also have an opportunity to contribute locally to the quality of life in and resilience of Houston. The City earlier this year released Resilient Houston to improve our region’s resilience. Extreme heat and the urban heat island (UHI) effect are areas that the City desires to address, and ULI Houston is proud to support these efforts.
To learn more about The Urban Land Institute’s recent work on extreme heat, read our recent report, Scorched.
If you have interest, questions or comments, please let us know! Please include “RLUC” in your subject line.