UrbanPlan is a realistic, engaging, and academically challenging classroom-based, Web-supported program in which students learn the roles, issues, trade-offs, and economics involved in urban development.


What is UrbanPlan?

UrbanPlan is a realistic, engaging, and challenging  project-based program in which participants learn the roles, issues, trade-offs, and economics involved in urban development.

It provides participants – our current and 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.

UrbanPlan for High Schools

Urban Plan for Community Leaders


ULI Member Involvement

Once you have made the decision to attend the one-time, one-day UrbanPlan training, you are qualified for all volunteer positions for both the high school version and the one-day community leader workshop

You need only commit to participating a minimum of twice a year and can elect to spend as little as three hours per year in the classroom once you are trained…but no one ever does! The majority of volunteers come back again and again to participate in UrbanPlan facilitations.

What ULI colleagues say…

The UrbanPlan training is absolutely the best training of any kind that I have ever attended! The session is fast-paced and thoroughly enjoyable. The training materials are very well put together, succinctly capturing the complexities of the problem and process. 

What the students say…

I now understand the problems that companies and cities face when it comes to new development projects like these….There is always something you could add to make your project better, but for every one of those, there is also a tradeoff and you need to decide what is more important. UrbanPlan really tied everything pertaining to Economics together. It incorporated everthing from supply and demand to opportunity costs to profit.