ULI Virginia: ULI Members – Seeking UrbanPlan Volunteers for VCU’s Urban and Regional Studies and Planning Graduate Spring Course
November 2, 2017
Virginia Commonwealth University
923 West Franklin Street
Scherer Hall, Room 401
Richmond , VA 23284
Your opportunity to be trained as an UrbanPlan volunteer has come! Participate in the volunteer training on November 2nd and join the ranks of ULI UrbanPlan volunteers who have reached over 40,000 high school and university students across the country since 2003. Make an impact in the future of land use by attending a one-day training. It will prepare you to assist students who are learning the essence of development: how the forces of our market economy clash and collaborate with the non-market forces of our representative democracy to create the built environment – providing the foundation required for any informed land use discussion.
What is Urban Plan?
UrbanPlan is a realistic, engaging exercise in which participants—high school students, university students, or public officials—learn about the fundamental forces that affect real estate development in our communities. Participants 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 challenges.
ULI volunteers are an essential component of UrbanPlan. We ask volunteers have a minimum of 4 years industry experience. Volunteers must commit to one 7-hour training that requires 4 hours of advance preparation. After the time spent training with ULI’s national UrbanPlan Director, Sophie Lambert, volunteers are eligible to participate as facilitators or “city council” members in the participating universities. Trained volunteers can elect to participate in a facilitation, which typically lasts 45 minutes, or a “city council” day, which typically lasts between 90 minutes and 3 hours.
The Time Commitment
Once you have made the decision to attend the one-time all day UP training, which requires 4-6 hours of preparation prior to the training session, you are qualified for all volunteer positions.
You need only commit to participating a minimum of twice a year and can elect to spend as little as three hours per year in the classroom once you are trained…but no one ever does! The majority of our volunteers come back again and again to participate in UrbanPlan facilitations at Boston area high schools and universities.
If you are interested volunteering for UrbanPlan, please contact Jane Milici (email@example.com).
Please respond no later than September 22nd and we will make arrangements to get you the training details and instruction documents.
Thank you for your interest in UrbanPlan!
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-873-5703