Category Archives: UrbanPlan

And the Winner is…12th Annual Game Night benefiting UrbanPlan

On Thursday, May 12 ULI Sacramento held its 12th annual Game Night at The Sutter Club. Jon Blank, City of Sacramento, went home with the top prize (a golden bobble-head statue of Mr. Monopoly) after he amassed $33,300 in money and property in a 90 minute game of “speed Monopoly” with a customized game board. 2nd Place was Jay Radke, NV5 and 3rd prize went to Luke Fuson, Wood Rodgers. But the real winner was UrbanPlan, the ULI program that teaches land use planning to high school students, and the … Read More

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140 McClatchy High School students just completed UrbanPlan!

What do legos have to do with real estate development?  UrbanPlan!  ULI’s land use planning and real estate development program, created by ULI and the Fisher Center for Real Estate at UC Berkeley. UrbanPlan strives to change the land use decision-making process by providing high school seniors with the understanding, insights, and language to become engaged and informed problem solvers. Over the course of the 15 class-hour project and prior to the presentations, land use professionals, who have attended UrbanPlan volunteer training, interact several times with the student teams. Heidi … Read More

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UrbanPlan: Calling on Volunteers for next Training on February 6th!

UrbanPlan is a realistic, engaging, and academically demanding classroom-based curriculum in which students learn about the fundamental forces that affect development in the U.S. For the 8th year, UrbanPlan volunteers will be at McClatchy High School in April conducting UrbanPlan and engaging with 120 Senior Econ students twice during this 3 week course.  ULI also provides volunteer leadership to serve as the “City Council” to hear the team’s presentations and select a winning proposal.  Ongoing training of volunteers is important in order for UrbanPlan to expand to other high schools. Many of … Read More

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Game Night Wins Big for UrbanPlan

On Thursday, May 3 ULI Sacramento held its 8th annual Game Night at The Sutter Club. Danielle Cadaret went home with the top prize (a golden bobble-head statue of Mr. Monopoly) after she amassed $13,200 in money and property in a 90 minute game of “speed Monopoly” with a customized game board.  But the real winner was UrbanPlan, the ULI program that teaches land use planning to high school students, and the beneficiary of Game Night.  Huge thanks goes to our committee members: Marq Truscott, Kaycie Edwards, Rose Walsh, Tim … Read More

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UrbanPlan just completed at McClatchy High School

UrbanPlan, ULI’s educational outreach to teach high school students about the complexities of the development process has just been completed at McClatchy with 140 students taking part.  This marks ULI Sacramento’s 7th year involvement with McClatchy. Students learned about the tradeoffs between profits and equity issues, between jobs and development returns, and the complex political and economic process it takes to undertake development in today’s world. Heidi Tschudin, Tschudin Consulting Group, an UrbanPlan volunteer says, “UrbanPlan is amazing.  I’ve been a land use planner for 30 years and an instructor … Read More

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