Initiative Councils

The ULI Washington Initiative Council is modeled after the national ULI Product Councils. Initiative 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. ULI Initiative Councils play a critical role in building a peer network of members interested in specific topics and educating members on current polices and best practices associated with the topic. Candid discussion is a ULI hallmark of these groups.

Initiative Councils

ULI Washington Initiative Councils

The Housing Initiative Council focuses on the supply and demand of housing and what public and private policies and best practices are in the housing arena. FY18 Co-Chairs: Hilary Chapman and Martine Combal. Meeting Frequency: Quarterly (2 hours). Cost:  $100 Private Sector; $50 Public Sector. Staff Contact: Jacqueline Canales.

The Placemaking Initiative Council provides a forum where public and private sectors can share best practices in urban design, mixed-use development, and planning. The mission of the Placemaking Council is to provide a forum where the public and private sectors come together to share best practices in land use planning, urban design, and mixed use development to create and implement temporary and permanent placemaking projects. The underlying premise is that great places, whether urban or suburban, encourage inclusive social interaction, pride of place, comfortable living and working environments as well as being great stages for all manner of human activities. FY18 Co-Chairs:  Robert Atkinson and Tanya Stern.  Meeting Frequency:  Quarterly (2 hours).  Cost:  $100 Private Sector; $50 Public Sector. Staff Contact:  Jacqueline Canales.

The Regional Initiatives Council works to build “regionalism” and enhance partnerships with other regional organizations, business leaders, cities and counties in order to pursue strategies that will ensure future economic growth and stability. FY18 Co-Chairs: Emeka Moneme and Shyam Kannan. Meeting Frequency: Quarterly (2 hours). Cost: $100 Private Sector; $50 Public Sector. Staff Contact: Deborah Kerson Bilek.

The Sustainability Initiative Council focuses on bringing together land use industry leaders to discuss the broader definition of sustainability, be forward-thinking (not technical in nature), and build the business case for sustainability. FY18 Co-Chairs: Scott Brideau and Brad Dockser. Meeting Frequency: Quarterly (2 hours). Cost: $100 Private Sector; $50 Public Sector. Staff Contact: Becca Hertz.

The Transit Oriented Development Council brings ULI Washington and ULI Baltimore industry leaders together to talk about shared regional transportation and land use challenges. FY18 Co-Chairs: David Kitchens and Tammy Shoham. Meeting Frequency: Bi-Annual (Full Day). Staff Contact: Lisa Rother.

ULI Washington Initiative Council Staff

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Becca Hertz

ULI Washington

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Deborah K. Bilek

ULI Washington

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