Join us on October 4th from 4-6 PM to learn how UrbanPlan supports the next generation of diverse real estate leaders. This interactive training will prepare you to become an UrbanPlan volunteer at a future workshop for public officials or students. This is a great way to get to know other ULI members, explore giving back and volunteering yourself, and get a taste of the concepts covered in an UrbanPlan workshop, all over drinks and light snacks.
UrbanPlan is a realistic, engaging exercise in which participants—high school and university students, or public officials—learn the fundamental forces that affect development in our communities. Participants compete to redevelop the fictional neighborhood of Elmwood, and in the process become empowered to engage effectively in land use decisions with their communities. As ULI member volunteers, you will help the students consider their choices, understand the trade-offs, and learn about different careers in the real estate industry. See the testimonials below to better understand the impact that this program has on students and volunteers.
This South Bay training will be held at the Sares Regis Office located at 520 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402.
In advance of this session, we ask that you complete this one-hour on-demand training
, and then join your fellow members on Wednesday, October 4th from 4 to 6 PM to test out your facilitation skills, play with some LEGOs, and ask any questions. What's better than your ULI friends, LEGOs, and some drinks?
Once you are trained in UrbanPlan, ULI SF offers a variety of volunteering opportunities. Currently, ULI SF serves the following schools:
- East Side College Prep
- Gunn High School
- Los Altos High School
- Palo Alto High School
- San Jose State University
- Berkeley High School
- Piedmont High School
- Lowell High School
- Tamalpais High School
ULI SF has also provided UrbanPlan for Communities (UP4C) workshops to the following organizations:
- Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance (SVEDA)
- Downtown Oakland Association
- Leadership Sunnyvale
- Jack London Business Improvement District
- City of San Jose
- City of Palo Alto
- City of Santa Cruz
- City of Fremont
Proceeds from this event will support UrbanPlan classroom sessions across the Bay Area. If cost is a barrier, please reach out to Lola Motley ([email protected]
). We hope to see you there!
Testimonials from UrbanPlan Participants:
“I was lucky enough to do UrbanPlan as a junior in high school, and it was my favorite ever academic project. When I went on to college, I kept UrbanPlan in mind, and the memory of it steered me to pursuing a career in mixed-use real estate.” - Madeleine Roberts, former UrbanPlan student and current volunteer
“Until you’ve actually done UrbanPlan, you cannot fully appreciate the power of the program. We as seasoned development professionals must step-up as volunteers. The time commitment is minor, yet the impact is powerful” - Carl Shannon, Senior Managing Director for Tishman Speyer
"UrbanPlan has enabled thousands of real estate professionals to communicate directly with tens of thousands of high school students, college students, and public officials to better understand the economic and political forces that shape the communities in which they live. Engaging with these bright students lifts my spirits. It is a privilege!” - Ron Nahas, Partner at Rafanelli and Nahas LLP
The health and safety of our members, staff, and event attendees remains a priority of ULI SF. We ask that you please take precautions and/or refrain from attending our events if you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or are feeling ill prior to the event. You are welcome to mask at your discretion. ULI SF may require that attendees comply with additional COVID-19 procedures of the event venue and local health authorities and may update its policies from time-to-time if circumstances require.
ULI reserves the right to capture and broadcast digital media content in the form of photographs, audio, and video during this Program. By participating in this program, you hereby grant permission to ULI and its representatives to photograph and/or record you during the in-person and virtual events for this program, and to distribute, broadcast, use, or otherwise globally disseminate, in perpetuity, such media without any further approval or payment.