Product Councils

Product Councils play a key role in ULI’s mission of providing leadership in the responsible use of land and creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Through the exchange of information and the sharing of best practices, Council meetings offer industry leaders vital opportunities to further ULI’s mission. In addition, the Councils are part of the larger ULI and its work, and every effort should be made to integrate the work of the Councils into the Institute’s overall program of work, as well as to ensure that the Institute’s priorities are conveyed to Council leadership for integration into each individual Council’s work.

ULI Council members play a critical role in building communities, developing and redeveloping neighborhoods, envisioning and re-creating business districts, planning and implementing industrial parks, bringing residential, retirement, and recreational spaces to life, and designing mixed-use facilities that are a part of our nation’s sustainable urban and suburban environments.

General Purposes of the Council Program

  • Provide a forum for information exchange on the “state of the art” in the development field
  • Develop and maintain an informational and response capability for addressing development problems and opportunities
  • Provide an appropriate focus on the major social and economic goals and issues of the day
  • Provide input to influence community attitudes and lifestyles regarding development
  • Apply research to innovative applications in land use planning
  • Seek meaningful ways for all Councils to relate to and interact with each other
  • Capitalize on the efforts of ULI’s membership to strengthen the Institute’s overall impact and thrust

Value of Council Participation

Professional Development

  • Establishes recognition as an industry leader
  • Provides a forum for information exchange among peers on the “state of the art” in the development field
  • Ensures an opportunity to develop and maintain an educational environment for addressing development problems and opportunities

Forum for Industry Issues

  • Provides access to industry leader discussions on the major social and economic goals and issues of the day related to development
  • Provides constructive interaction with public official members to promote engagement with public agencies and public interest organizations
  • Allows participants to apply research to innovative applications in land use planning, which can then be disseminated throughUrban Land magazine and/or other publications, forums, and meetings
  • Provides opportunities to focus on the trends and issues of your specific industry segment

Networking

  • Offers access to ULI’s leadership and policy makers
  • Provides networking opportunities with recognized industry leaders in a specific field of interest
  • Offers meaningful ways for all Councils to relate to and interact with each other

Eligibility Requirements*

  • Only ULI Full Members are eligible to participate on Councils
  • Members must have current ULI membership
  • Each Council is composed of 20 to 30 members
  • Councils can hold a half/full day of private meetings at the annual AP Summit

*As council are still new in Asia the criteria to join differ from US Councils