NLC University – Urban Plan for Elected Officials

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Developed by the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Urban Plan is a realistic and engaging simulation in which participants learn about and wrestle with the fundamental forces that affect urban development. Participants, playing the role of an inter-disciplinary a real estate development team, will experience the challenging issues, private and public sector roles, complex trade-offs, and fundamental economics in play when proposing realistic land use solutions to vexing growth and development challenges. Take part in this engaging session that will allow registrants to work together in competing development teams to analyze and respond to a hypothetical Request for Proposal for the redevelopment of a blighted urban area and pitch their plan to “City Council” –and walk away with a new understanding of how developers think about these opportunities and challenges in their own communities.

Credits: 4
Proficiency Area: Issue Expertise (Urban and Community Development)
Level: 101
Cost: $250 early bird rate (by January 31); $260 after January 31
Audience: Local elected officials; all city sizes

Please note:  This session is capped at 18 people.


  • Sean Geygen Urban Land Institute, Washington, DC
  • Sophie Lambert Senior Director of UrbanPlan - Urban Land Institute, Washington, DC
  • Gideon BergerGideon Berger Director of the Daniel Rose Fellowship Program - The National League of Cities
  • Jess ZimbabweJess Zimbabwe Executive Director of the Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership - The National League of Cities

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