UrbanPlan is a realistic, engaging and academically challenging classroom-based, web-supported program in which high school juniors and seniors learn the roles, issues, trade-offs and economics involved in urban development. UrbanPlan provides our future voters neighbors, community leaders, public officials and land use professionals with a hands-on experience in developing realistic land use solutions to vexing urban growth challenges.
To find out more about this innovative and exciting program that’s happening in classrooms all over the country, visit ULI’s UrbanPlan website.
Our Success in New York
UrbanPlan in New York has worked successfully to engage more than 4,000 students in the future of the urban environment at high schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. UrbanPlan volunteers laud their UrbanPlan experience and the rewards that flow from hands-on classroom interaction with students in the UrbanPlan curriculum.
UrbanPlan volunteers receive training through Urban Land Institute local and national programs. ULI New York holds two training sessions per year. Volunteers will receive study materials in order to prepare for training. Group training for New York volunteers will be conducted locally in advance of facilitation sessions in the classroom with high school students. Volunteers must commit to one 6-hour training that requires 4 hours of advance preparation with the study materials provided. Trained volunteers are expected to commit a minimum of one hour in the classroom after successful completion of our training session.
To volunteer or for more information on the program, please contact the District Council Coordinator.
Carrie Lee, Landauer Valuation & Advisory
Carrie C. Lee is an Associate Director of the Litigation Support Group of Landauer Valuation and Advisory, a division of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. She specializes in complex real estate issues and litigation related to real estate transactional, valuation and appraisal issues. Ms. Lee has more than 20 years of experience in real estate transactions, litigation and valuation. She has worked in real estate consulting, banking operations, commercial mortgage underwriting, legal, appraisal and valuation advisory. Ms. Lee has been an active volunteer with UrbanPlan for more than 10 years for the NY District Council of ULI in New York City schools, and serves on the UrbanPlan Oversight Committee. Previous educational and non-profit organization leadership roles include: Assistant Chair of the UrbanPlan Committee; President of the Real Estate Student Association at New York University; Board Director of the NYU Real Estate Institute M.S. Alumni Association; Board Director of the Simmons College Alumnae/i Association Executive Board; Board Secretary of The Friends of Dickens NY, the local branch of the international Dickens Fellowship; and English language teacher and Activity Director for Bridges for Education, a volunteer program providing education assistance to Central and Eastern Europe. Ms. Lee earned a M.S. in Real Estate from the Real Estate Institute of New York University and a B.A. in English and Communications from Simmons College. She received a Legal Assistant Certificate from Syracuse University and has taken required and continued education appraisal courses. In addition to ULI, she is affiliated with the Appraisal Institute and the Columbia Society of Real Estate Appraisers, Inc.
Jon R. Salony, Bayberry Advisors, LLC
Jon R. Salony is President of Bayberry Advisors, LLC. Bayberry is a consultant to the banking, real estate and non-profit industries specializing in transaction risk management, underwriting, training, and strategic positioning for financial intermediaries and developers. He is a member of the Asset Management Review Committee of the New Markets Support Corp., an affiliate of the National Equity Fund, Inc. and also advises its Investment Review Committee. Mr. Salony was a frequent guest lecturer at the NYU Wagner School of Public Policy on real estate valuation and transaction structure. He was a founding member on the Board of Directors of New Partners for Community Revitalization, Inc. and chaired its Personnel and Compensation Committees. Mr. Salony, formerly a Senior Vice President at JPMorgan Chase, was the Senior Risk Officer for its Community Development Banking Unit. He was responsible for asset quality, risk management, and underwriting for a $4 Billion real estate loan portfolio. His responsibilities consisted of the formulation of real estate solutions for developers, and institutional clientele including Community Development Financial Institutions. Mr. Salony was also responsible for underwriting standards and general administration of overall credit policy and structure and management of large-scale syndications of a wide variety of credit facilities. His career commenced with a New York-based money center bank in general corporate credit and advanced to specialize in real estate including construction lending, syndication, corporate finance, real estate sales of foreclosed properties, and strategic restructures of complex real estate loans. Mr. Salony received his MBA from Fordham University and has a BA in Economics from Franklin and Marshall College. He is a long-standing member of the Urban Land Institute.
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