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SWA Principal Appointed Chair of ULI’s Sustainable Development Council


Elizabeth Shreeve, Principal and urban planner in SWA’s San Francisco office, has been appointed as Chair of the Urban Land Institute’s Sustainable Development Council as of July 1, 2017.

This council advocates the adoption and implementation of sustainability, resiliency, and health across the real estate industry. Shreeve’s appointment reflects the growing influence of landscape in creating more resilient urban environments, worldwide.

“It’s an honor and a delight to work with this amazing group of developers, designers, and technical experts, all of whom are passionate about innovations in sustainability, resiliency and health,” says Shreeve, “The role of chair has special meaning to me personally, as my first mentor at SWA—the late Kalvin Platt, SWA’s former CEO—co-founded the group as the Environmental Council. The name has changed, but the goal remains—to advance triple bottom-line benefits while creating enduring, high value projects.”

At SWA, Shreeve’s practice focuses on urban revitalization and campus projects. She is currently directing SWA’s team for the San Francisco State University Campus Plan Update and the master plan for the Orange County Fair & Events Center. Shreeve was principal planner for UC Davis West Village, the nation’s first planned net zero community—a winner of a ULI Global Award for Excellence—and Guthrie Green, a transformational urban park in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, which was a finalist for ULI’s Open Space Award.

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