We recognize that ULI and the Real Estate and Land Use industry has not prioritized racial diversity, equity, and inclusion in the past. As industry leaders, we acknowledge the harmful legacy of past and current development policies and practices that segregate black and brown communities and restrict access to better schools, safer streets, even cleaner air. ULI Washington remains firmly committed to advancing the cause of equitable development and diversity and inclusion within the industry.
In 2019 ULI Washington created a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group that promote racial diversity and advocacy within the real estate and land-use sector. This group will provide guidance on our District Council and develop policies and best practices to move ULI Washington forward as an organization that promotes diversity, opportunity, and equity for all.
During the 2019 Fall Meeting, we partnered with our national office on our Pathways to Inclusion Initiative to increase participation of people of color within ULI’s membership and at the ULI Fall Meeting. By diversifying our membership we can better fulfill our organization’s mission of creating and sustaining thriving communities.
Click here to view ULI Washington’s statement: Black Lives Matter.
Click here to view ULI’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts.
Click here to join ULI’s DEI Community.