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 one training session 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. Total preparation time for each volunteer is estimated to be 16 hours. Trained volunteers are expected to commit a minimum of 3 hours 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.
ULI New York would like to thank Island Capital Group for their support of the UrbanPlan program.
Island Capital Group LLC is a leading international real estate merchant bank headquartered in New York City that is engaged in a broad range of real estate related activities, including principal investment, investment management, financial advisory, consulting services and more.