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 Summer Program at B-CC High School
June 24, 2019
Fourteen local high school students spent the first week of their summer break learning about affordable housing, historic preservation...
UrbanPlan City councils at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
June 10, 2019
Many thanks to the 20 UrbanPlan volunteers who spent over 70 volunteer hours at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School this week judging student..