Maureen McAvey is Executive Vice President, Initiatives Group for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Washington, D.C. She previously was Senior Resident Fellow and ULI/Klingbeil Family Chair for Urban Development at ULI. Ms. McAvey leads a group that includes Senior Resident Fellows, Scholars in Residence and special project efforts around infrastructure, energy and climate change. In this role, she has authored a number of annual reports on current strategic issues around infrastructure and land use. Her latest report in May highlighted the potential solutions and best practices in infrastructure development and finance. In late 2008, she published a report focused on the role of land use decisions on carbon production, and the opportunity for better land use planning and urban growth in future climate adaptation and mitigation. Ms. McAvey is a frequent national and international speaker and recently has engaged in dialogues in India, France and participated in conferences in China, Japan and throughout the United States.