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Climate Change and Real Estate Pricing


An audio interview that introduces the effects of climate change on real estate pricing. This interview is by Climate Cast, MPR News, with Ed Walter, Urban Land Institute Global CEO.

Students will learn how real estate firms view climate change and how rising sea levels, storm surges, and unprecedented flooding affects land prices. Through a case study, students will understand how climate change affects individual house locations and real estate pricing.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. How are climate change and real estate related?
  2. What is the impact of climate change on land prices?
  3. How are large real estate firms addressing climate change?
About Tool
Tool Name Climate change risk showing up in real estate
Discipline Economics 
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Change Economics, Land Pricing, Real Estate, Environmental Economics, Carbon Pricing, Economics of Fossil Fuels 
Climate Topic Climate and Society, Policy, Politics and Environmental Governance, Climate Economics
Type of tool Audio (5 mins) 
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by BBC World Service (Paul Huttner)  
Hosted at MPRNews
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic


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