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Urban Land Institute Offers Opportunity for Local Leaders

February 17, 2022 by admin

Participate in a Housing Development Training

One of the biggest challenges facing local leaders is properly addressing growth in our communities.  We must look at the housing needs for both current and future residents. ULCT and our partners invite you to participate in a day-long training event to learn first-hand about the trade-offs and risks in urban development.

Learn Urban Planning with Legos

ULI’s UrbanPlan for Public Officials is an opportunity to participate in a realistic exercise to learn the fundamental forces that affect development in our communities.  It’s an ideal way for local decision makers to learn more about the market forces that shape and impact the built environment and the leadership roles that local leaders plan in the real estate development process.

UrbanPlan for Public Officials is a day-long training using legos, a site plan, and a spreadsheet to respond to a fictional RFP for a neighborhood.  Teams must decide how dense to build a 5 1/2 block area, whether to keep or move a homeless shelter, what type of retail is appropriate, and which neighborhood groups to keep happy all while meeting the financial projections of the city and the developer.  The day ends with teams presenting to a mock city council.

This training also qualifies for the 3 hour required training for planning commissioners under Utah State Law.

Two Opportunities to Participate

Register for one of two training opportunities:

Registration: $50

Qualifies for 4 CLE credits

Space is limited to 25 people per session

Salt Lake Workshop:

Date: March 10th 8:30 am- 3:30 pm

Location: Utah Local Governments Trust Building- 55 S Highway 89, North Salt Lake, 84054

Salt Lake Registration Link 


Co-sponsored by Salt Lake County

and Wasatch Front Regional Council

Wasatch Front Regional Council

Utah County Workshop:

Date: Friday, March 11th 8:30 am- 3:30 pm

Location: Central Utah Water Conservancy District- 1426 E 750 N, Bldg 2, Orem, UT 84097

Utah County Registration Link

Co-sponsored by Mountainlands

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