UrbanPlan Portland has had great momentum over the past few months, as we have developed an amazing volunteer base, including all of you, and engaged deeply with Prosper Portland. We have set out to make this program successful for our UrbanPlan volunteers and our community participants. With all the unknowns that lie ahead due to COVID-19, it is prudent to postpone the April 3rd training and April 17th workshop until we have an opportunity to execute UrbanPlan without the current barriers.
We will continue to keep everyone informed of the new workshop opportunities that lie ahead in 2020. We will rely on you as volunteers to continue supporting the mission of this program, and hope your interest remains strong through the coming months.
UrbanPlan’s mission 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.
What Is UrbanPlan?
UrbanPlan is a realistic, engaging exercise in which participants—community leaders, university students, high school 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.
The April 2020 kick off of Urban Plan in Portland has been delayed due to COVID-19 impacts.
Learn more about ULI’s UrbanPlan program here.
For more information or to become an UrbanPlan Volunteer Facilitator, contact the ULI Northwest UrbanPlan Task Force at UrbanPlanPDX@uli.org.