Real Estate Exchange (REEX) 2021 Virtual Summer Program
ULI is excited to again partner with the REEX summer program for high school students to incorporate UrbanPlan into the experience.
We at ULI San Francisco are many things, including a real estate organization and a community of people who are each unique, and yet collectively do not represent the diversity of our surrounding communities. In celebration of Black History Month, we invite you to join us on a journey of learning, understanding, and exploring how we can start dismantling systemic barriers in our industry and commit to ULI’s mission of shaping the future of the built environment in the most equitable way possible.
During the week of February 22-26, 2021, we will share daily articles, videos, podcasts, music, volunteer opportunities, and self-guided tours that we hope will start the conversation by inspiring, challenging, teaching, and motivating you to reflect and think about how we can each individually and collectively start working in ways that are more inclusive, equitable, and respectful.
The challenge will culminate with a Virtual Happy Hour on Thursday, March 4, 2021, from 4 to 5 pm Pacific Time to share your reflections, thoughts, lessons learned, and ideas on next steps! This happy hour is free and open to everyone but you must register to attend.
Day 1 (February 22, 2021): History
The theme for the first day’s content is history. We’ll be exploring how past policies, movements, and decisions have shaped how our built environment looks and functions today.
Day 2 (February 23, 2021): Housing
In the second day of the challenge, we’ll be looking at the theme of housing by exploring California’s long-standing and ongoing housing crises from an equity lens.
Day 3 (February 24, 2021): Urban Planning & Transportation
In day three of the challenge, we’ll be looking at the role of urban planning and transportation planning in building a more equitable and inclusive city. We invite you to consider whose needs are not being included in our current policies and think about how we can make the built environment and transportation networks more accessible and equitable for everyone to use and enjoy.
Day 4 (February 25, 2021): Black Culture
For the fourth day of the challenge, we bring the focus to Black History Month by celebrating and learning about Black culture in the United States.
Day 5 (February 26, 2021): What’s Next?
Now that we’ve examined land use and real estate in the Bay Area from the lens of equity, diversity, and inclusion, where do we go from here? Learning is a great first step but how do we, as individuals in a system, now take action to create change? Today’s theme focuses on what comes next.
A big thank you to Rosalynn Hughey, Jay Sholl, and Geeti Silwal for organizing!