Infrastructure provides the framework for urban land use and real estate development. The ULI New York Infrastructure Council focuses on the future of the region’s infrastructure as it relates to real estate, land use, and economic development policies and best practices.
The mission of the ULI New York Infrastructure Council is to examine the major urban systems needed by the City of New York and the surrounding region, in order to function and prosper: transportation, telecommunications, energy, water supply, waste treatment and storm drainage. The Infrastructure Council assesses the relationships of these systems to each other, identifies future needs, trends and plans, and identifies successful infrastructure financing mechanisms worldwide. The Infrastructure Council promotes sustainable policies and practices which impact real estate development in the New York region and improves the understanding of their relationship to real estate values.
Goals & Objectives
Going forward, cities must compete globally for the best and brightest work force. This means that “quality of life” becomes differently important – culture, recreation and proximity change the business model – and infrastructure’s relation to land use also changes. In this context, the Infrastructure Council convenes a diverse group of stakeholders in a forum that contributes to discussing topics around transportation, telecommunications and energy.
This council format is similar ULI’s national product councils. Members convene every other month to hear from a prominent best speaker(s) from the Infrastructure industry.
Fred Harris | Visiting Assistant Professor | Pratt Institute
Joy Sinderbrand | Vice President for Recovery & Resilience | NYCHA
Vice Chair for Membership
Renee Schoonbeek | Senior Associate Vice President | CallisonRTKL Architects P.C.
How do I become involved?
- Join the Council: by submitting an application during the application window, which is open annually from January to March.
- Attend a Council meeting as a guest: there are 3 guest seats available for each Council meeting. If you would like to experience a Council meeting before applying to join, please contact Chris Karakul via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Become a Council leader: To learn about the responsibilities of Council leadership, explore the Local Product Council Leadership Handbook. To apply to become a Council leader, submit a leadership application during the application window, which is open annually from January to March.
Basic Guidelines for a ULI NY Local Product Council:
- To be considered for participation on a Local Product Council, a member must submit an application (the annual application window is open from January – March)
- Must be a ULI member (Associate or Full)
- Must have relevant knowledge of subject matter
- Must actively participate in discussion and sharing information
- Must attend 4 out of the 6 meetings during the ULI fiscal year
- No more than two members of a firm may sit on the same product council
- Members can only participate on one Council at a time