Urban Land Institute and University of New Mexico Launch UrbanPlan Program
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) New Mexico District Council, in partnership with the University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture & Planning (UNM SA+P) along with the Anderson School of Management, is pleased to announce the launch of a transformative impact program: UrbanPlan.
The mission of UrbanPlan is to create a sophisticated level of discourse among local stakeholders involved in land-use decisions through the education of tomorrow’s voters, neighbors, community leaders, public officials, and land use professionals so—together—we can create better communities.
UrbanPlan is a realistic, engaging exercise in which participants—high school students, university students, community members, and/or public officials—learn the fundamental forces that affect development in our communities. Participants experience challenging issues, private and public sector roles, complex trade-offs, and fundamental economics in play when proposing realistic land use solutions to vexing growth challenges.
“This format is a useful tool for expanding constructive dialogue in our community about the unique realities and challenges of the development process”, said Dan Majewski, the Director of ULI New Mexico.
“We are excited to bring this opportunity and knowledge to UNM students! Understanding the basics and dynamics of urban development will help make them better and more effective designers, planners, and participants in shaping New Mexico communities”, said Michaele Pride, Professor of Architecture at UNM, and the faculty lead on the program.
Learn more about UrbanPlan at their webpage: https://americas.uli.org/programs/urbanplan/