ULI Strategies for a Resilient Portland Waterfront

Alan Kuniholm, PDT Principal and Portland Society for Architecture's President, is participating in events this week that are part of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Advisory Service visit to Maine. ULI is here to advise Portland and South Portland on urban design and development practices that are more resilient and adaptable to the impact of climate change.


WASHINGTON (May 8, 2014) – A group of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts has been convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to make recommendations to the cities of Portland and South Portland on developing strategies for a resilient waterfront.

Conducted through ULI’s advisory services program, the panel, which will be visiting the cities May 11-16, will be evaluating many aspects of waterfront resilience, including the impact of sea level rise and storm surge on real estate values and infrastructure systems.

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The ULI panel’s recommendations will be presented at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 16th, at the Jewett Auditorium on the campus of Southern Maine Community College. The event is open to the public.