ULI Washington’s first summer UrbanPlan program of 2019 at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School
How Does It Work
UrbanPlan’s curriculum teaches participants how the forces of our market economy clash and collaborate with the non-market forces of our representative democracy to create the built environment – providing the foundation needed for any informed land use discussion. Participants form teams to develop proposals to redevelop the neighborhood of Elmwood in accordance with an RFP issued by the fictional city of Yorktown. Over the course of the exercise, ULI member volunteers who are local land use professionals meet with the teams on a regular basis. As “facilitators,” the volunteers challenge participants to think more critically about the issues raised by the RFP and the specific responsibilities of the participants’ assigned roles as finance directors, marketing directors, city liaisons, neighborhood liaisons, and site planners. The exercise culminates in a mock “City Council” at which the teams present their proposals to a panel of volunteers who select the winning proposal.
UrbanPlan Volunteers Pose with Prof. Kat Grimsley After George Mason University City Council
UrbanPlan Workshop at National League Of Cities Congressional City Conference
UrbanPlan Launches Programs at Two New DC Public Schools
September 5, 2019
ULI Washington’s UrbanPlan program is expanding! For the first time ever, two DC public schools will be participating in UrbanPlan this...
New Volunteers Trained on August 15th Brings a Wealth of Experience to UrbanPlan
August 29, 2019
ULI Washington welcomed 15 new volunteers to its UrbanPlan team at the UrbanPlan New Volunteer Training on Thursday, August 15th...
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