Awards and Competition

“ULI awards illustrate that well-designed, well-built projects and initiatives can thrive even in the most challenging of economic times. Winners and finalists showcase the best in creativity, innovation, and long-term thinking.”

For decades, the Urban Land Institute has set the standard in recognizing outstanding real estate development projects, related programs, and visionaries in urban development. ULI’s awards programs are highly selective and provide a prestigious reference for professionals involved in the built environment. Winners and finalists benefit from worldwide recognition among influential leaders in fields related to real estate and urban development.

ULI recognizes a wide range of project types, sizes, and initiatives in its award programs—from housing to commercial and mixed-use development and new communities, from open spaces to policy initiatives, and both profit and nonprofit.

Projects are judged by teams of experts tailored to the requirements of each awards program. These multidisciplinary groups of experts typically include developers, planners, architects, public officials, community representatives, and other professionals as required by the award criteria.


ULI Urban Open Space Award
Celebrating and promoting vibrant urban open spaces that enrich and revitalize communities

ULI Global Awards for Excellence
Recognising best practices and outstanding development projects in the built environment.

ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence
Acknowledging truly superior development efforts in the Asia Pacific region.


ULI Hines Student Competition
The ULI Hines Student Competition offers graduate students the opportunity to form their own multidisciplinary teams and engage in a challenging exercise in responsible land use.

Urban Innovation Ideas
A Young Leaders initiative that challenges creative thinking of young professionals with inputs from industry leaders and sector specialists.

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