The Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute’s mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI is an independent, nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members and neither lobbies nor acts as an advocate for any one single industry.
ULI Columbus exists to create vibrant sustainable communities where people seek to live. This raison d’être is underpinned by several core values that define the way we do things and they are incorporated as a matter of course in all of our efforts:
Openness and Collaboration – bringing together a wide group; focusing on inclusivity across disciplines and demographics; fostering an open exchange of ideas and best practices.
Developing ‘Agents for Improvement’ – educating people on emerging land-use trends; a ‘give and get’ aspect to involvement with the organization; a focus on education beyond real estate fundamentals or Continuing Education credits; and recognized authority as a think-tank for developing a better community.
Effectiveness – a blend of idealism and pragmatism in approaching topics and problems; practical experience incorporated into programming; creating a better world; providing content that is forward-thinking and can have an impact; having an impact on our community through our programs and outreach efforts.
ULI Columbus, in partnership with the City of Columbus, Franklin County, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and the Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture, Department of City & Regional Planning is engaging in a regional visioning initiative – ‘The City in 2050: Creating Blueprints for Change in Columbus’ (Columbus 2050) with eight themes to explore strategic urban development issues in the Central Ohio region by asking: How will we LIVE, WORK, and PLAY in Columbus in the year 2050?
The eight themes of Columbus 2050 include:
- “The City Wild: The Strategic Role of our Natural Assets”
- “Full Spectrum Housing: Shifting Market Preferences”
- “Getting Around: Creative Transportation Solutions”
- “Water, Power, Light: The New Infrastructure”
- “Whole Buildings: Engaging New Technology”
- “Plan it. Build it.: Delivering the New Community”
- “Click, Learn, Go, Get: Framing the Marketplace”
- “Metro Metrics: Urban Competitiveness Redefined”
To learn more about Columbus 2050, click here.
When you join ULI, you receive access to our resources and publications. Publications include a subscription to ULI’s monthly magazine Urban Land, which focuses on real estate development experience and the latest research in easy-to-read features and news briefs; the annual forecast or trends research report; ULI’s online membership directory; personal assistance from ULI’s expert staff; and an opportunity to participate in the ULI Columbus District Council.