Bringing together the disciplines of economics, city government, real estate and urban planning, UrbanPlan is a national ULI program that engages high school students to consider the myriad of complex decisions that shape our built environment.
Local land use and real estate development professionals, who have attended UrbanPlan volunteer training, interact in the fall and spring semesters with student teams as facilitators and City Council Members. Training includes an 8 hour training session (plus a homework assignment). A meaningful UrbanPlan contribution can be as little as one-half day, or once or twice a year at Brophy College Preparatory or Desert Vista High School.
At the conclusion of each day the City Council Members will identify a winning team. These teams will be rewarded by attending a field trip to CityScape, a downtown Phoenix mixed-use redevelopment project. ULI Arizona is the only District Council in the country to conclude the UrbanPlan curriculum with an interactive project tour.
Questions or interested in signing up for the next UrbanPlan volunteer training?
Jeff Mongan, ULI Arizona UrbanPlan Chair
Senior Vice President, The Athens Group