Western New York

ULI New York's first regional satellite is based in Buffalo and covers the Western region of New York State.

Western New York


The Urban Land Institute is a not-for-profit whose mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI WNY is a regional satellite of the New York District Council.

Get Involved

Want to get involved in WNY? Have an idea for a program or event in WNY? Contact Dan Crowther at dcrowther@montante.com or Dave Stebbins at dstebbins@buffalourbandevelopment.com for more information.

WNY UrbanPlan

UrbanPlan is a realistic, engaging, and academically demanding classroom-based curriculum that teaches the fundamentals of development. Since 2003, more than 40,000 high school and university students have discovered the issues, private and public sector roles, complex trade-offs, and fundamental economics of realistic land use solutions and vexing growth challenges. More than 2,500 members including trustees, governors, and product council members participate in UrbanPlan. In Western New York, UrbanPlan is currently offered at the University at Buffalo.

UrbanPlan for Public Officials
The Western New York satellite of the Urban Land Institute (ULI WNY) is excited to implement UrbanPlan for Public Officials (UP4PO), a case-based exercise in which teams of five respond to a mock RFP to redevelop five blocks in a fictitious city. Each team member takes on a different role in the development team: city liaison, community liaison, financial analyst, marketing director, or site planner. Together, team members produce a proposal that balances the trade-offs and desires of each of the stakeholders. After each team presents its project, the City Council awards a “contract” to the winning team.

UB’s Real Estate Development Program
ULI NY is a proud sponsor of the University at Buffalo’s Real Estate Development program.  For more information, please visit http://ap.buffalo.edu/real-estate-development.html.

Interested in getting involved with ULI Western New York UrbanPlan? Contact Wendy Salvati (UrbanPlan Coordinator) via email at wsalvati@wwsplanning.com for more information.