ULI’s educational outreach programme, UrbanPlan, has reached 1,300 students in 60 schools across the UK with the help of over 300 industry volunteers. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and volunteers we have reached this milestone in just two years and have received a phenomenal level of positive feedback both from the school staff and students. We are particularly proud of the engagement from the students. As well as increasing awareness and understanding of the built environment, we hope the programme might also encourage some of these bright minds to consider a career in the real estate industry and help take a small step towards increasing diversity within our sector.
We are still looking for UrbanPlan funders to help us reach even more schools. If you would like to discuss how your organisation can get involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the precedent set in the UK, UrbanPlan is now being rolled out in Germany and Ireland and pilots are being planned in Poland and the Netherlands.