Volunteers & Training

ULI volunteers are an essential component of UrbanPlan. Volunteers must be nominated by a current ULI member and UrbanPlan volunteer. Through UrbanPlan training, experienced land use practitioners learn how to “deconstruct” their knowledge and adapt it to the UrbanPlan environment, ensuring their effectiveness with high school and university students. Your “IRR” – priceless personal and professional satisfaction.

Volunteers & Training

ULI volunteers are an essential component of UrbanPlan. A volunteer’s commitment is as serious as one to a ULI Advisory Services Panel. Volunteers must be nominated by a current ULI member and UrbanPlan volunteer.

Volunteers make a significant impact in the classroom with minimal demands on their schedule. After attending the required one-day UrbanPlan training session offered throughout the year, volunteers may spend as little as one hour per semester in the classroom.

Volunteers in the Classroom

Your Students: High school seniors in economics and government classes. University graduate students focusing on land use: city and regional planning, MBA/real estate, architecture, and law.

The Volunteers

Facilitator: Facilitators engage in Socratic interaction twice with the student teams over the course of the 15 class hour project and prior to the presentations. This process is transformative to the students’ insights and capacities.

UrbanPlan Volunteer Refresher – FACILITATOR

City Council: The “City Council” hears the student proposals, challenges them as would a City Council, and awards the development contract to the winning “developer.”

UrbanPlan Volunteer Refresher – CITY COUNCIL

Download our UrbanPlan-FAQ to learn more about volunteering or contact UrbanPlan Program Manager Barbra Bowers.

UrbanPlan Revised Curriculum

UrbanPlan Revised Curriculum – Classroom Volunteers FAQ Webinar from ULI Atlanta on Vimeo. This video is a recording of the August 16, 2013 webinar that covers the modifications to the UP curriculum that trained volunteers need to know to be effective Facilitators and City Council Members. This is not a training session for new volunteers or a refresher training for existing volunteers.

Thank you UrbanPlan Volunteers!