UrbanPlan is a realistic, engaging, and academically demanding classroom-based programme in which students learn about the fundamental forces that affect urban regeneration.
An educational initiative developed by the Urban Land Institute, UrbanPlan has been running successfully in high schools in the US for over ten years – reaching over 40,000 students and enabling more than 1,500 ULI members to share their experiences in land use. It brings the urban environment to life for young people through a series of interactive workshops and team working challenges.
Having been fully adapted, UrbanPlan is now running in schools in the UK thanks to the generous support of a group of funders. ULI is delivering this innovative programme in schools across the country, initially over three years, and completely free of charge. By the third year, the target is to have it running annually in a minimum of 40 state schools reaching 1,200 pupils a year.
Why UrbanPlan UK ?
UrbanPlan UK is more than just an educational programme to help young people understand the role real estate plays in reviving and regenerating urban areas. It is also a great mechanism for:
- Creating more informed citizens who better understand the communities in which they live.
- Enriching the A Level curriculum.
- Developing links between schools and industry.
- Engaging with and raising the aspirations of young people.
- Ensuring the long term success of the real estate industry by reaching students from diverse social and economic backgrounds who might not have thought about a real estate career.
Students, teachers and volunteers from 12 participating schools were surveyed in November 2015 about their experience with UrbanPlan. Please click here for some of the key findings. For a full copy of the impact report, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.