As of July 2013, the Livable Communities Coalition has merged with ULI Atlanta as the Livable Communities Council (LCC).
Membership in the Council is by application and is capped at 50 members. The Executive Committee is comprised of eight people, chaired by Mark Toro of North American Properties. Other members includes David Allman; Jim Durrett; Noel Khalil; Marc Pollack; Pam Sessions; Jim Stokes; and Dave Williams. The Livable Communities Council will have support from all of ULI Staff including dedicated time from its Director, Sarah Kirsch (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Over the past few years, District Councils of ULI across the country have formed local councils in the same way there are product councils at the national level.
Local councils are either focused on practice areas (e.g. Residential Council in San Francisco) or topics (e.g. Regional Cooperation Council in Washington, D.C.).
LCC is the first local council in Atlanta and is a topical council focused on TOD and walkable communities.
General Purposes of a Local Council:
- Provide an avenue for all members to experience the value of ULI.
- Attract to membership the most talented and successful people in real estate development field.
- Provide a forum for information exchange on state-of-the-art real estate and land use practices.
- Provide an industry focus on the major social and economic issues of the day.
- Provide input to impact and influence community attitudes and lifestyles regarding development.
- Apply research to innovative applications in land use planning.
- Capitalize upon the efforts of ULI’s membership talent to strengthen the Institute’s overall impact.