ULI Infrastructure Forum

May 16, 2023 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time Metro Toronto Convention Center, 202 AB Full Members only

Implementing 15-minute Communities: How Leaders can Align Smart Infrastructure and Land Use Decisions with Real Estate Investments  The Infrastructure Forum brings together global leaders in infrastructure, land use, real estate, capital market, finance, economics, investment, legal, property management, market analysis, strategy management, sustainability, planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, transportation, engineering and other professionals from public, private and non-profit sectors to examine the most pressing infrastructure, land use and real estate decisions of the 21st century. 


The Americas is the largest contributor to the global carbon footprint, where 1/3 is due to urban footprint, 1/3 is due to buildings, and 1/3 is due to industrial agriculture.  Within metro regions, community needs, multi-generational values, and capital allocation are changing. Flooding, drought, urban heatwave, food insecurity, and energy consumption have added pressure on communities. Transit investment, when not integrated with land use and real estate decisions, did not translate to reducing auto-dependency and VMT. Achieving 50 percent carbon reduction by 2030 requires real estate and land use professionals to reshape our world into people-centric walkable communities led by decarbonization and equitable public realm, regenerate our land and assets into carbon sinks, and humanize metro regions into 15-min communities.  

With a focus on implementation, the Forum will include a research presentation covering scalable prototypes in 6 geographies, a case study panel, and a leadership strategy workshop to explore how to engage/market, finance/fund, design/construct, operate/maintain infrastructure and real estate assets to extend economic life and performance, covering ‘one environment’, ‘one community’, ‘one energy’, ‘one mobility’ and ‘one vision’ infrastructure to transform communities around the globe.

Please note that this forum will begin at 8:00 am. For more information and the forum agenda, please click HERE