UrbanPlan for Universities aims to develop land use professionals–developers, planners, architects, investors, and policy makers–who are more sophisticated and effective when they enter the workforce. UrbanPlan moves students from a theoretical and ideological understanding of their discipline to the practical realities and demands of the development team and process. In addition, the module is a challenging team building exercise and introduction to ULI and key leaders in the industry.
Students address challenging financial, market, social, political, and design issues, develop a pro forma, and create a three-dimensional model of their plan. The module culminates when the teams present their proposal to a “City Council” of ULI members that awards the development contract to the winning team.
Who should join a workshop?
In UrbanPlan for Universities & Professional Development, the primary target is graduate students whose focus is land use: city and regional planning, business, real estate, architecture, and law. It can also be an effective corporate team building and learning & development tool used to educate and remind professionals how the different areas of expertise within organizations tie into land use.