UK Urbanplan News

UrbanPlan UK: Play a part in inspiring our future

It’s incredible to believe that UrbanPlan UK, ULI’s really exciting educational initiative for state schools promoting a better understanding of sustainable communities for young people from all walks of life, has now been running for three years. Since its launch in 2015, the programme has been delivered to over 2500 students in over 100 state schools across the country. More than 400 ULI members and other property industry volunteers have participated too. Feedback over that time has been really positive too, with 100% of teachers and 95% of students rating … Read More

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March 2018 – back in schools

We are visiting another 15 schools in March 2018 reaching well over 500 more students! And, we have recently been joined by three new funders too  – thanks to Legal and General, Redevco Foundation and Allsop for supporting our programme here in the UK and we are looking forward to working with you. What’s more – the team are also heading off to run pilots in Hong Kong, The Philippines and Singapore – UrbanPlan really is on its way to becoming a truly global programme!

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ULI Holds UrbanPlan Workshops Across Europe

This autumn, ULI has held UrbanPlan workshops in the UK, Ireland, Germany, and the Netherlands.  Read More

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Fantastic celebration event for UrbanPlan students at City Hall

Thanks to the GLA for hosting another fantastic celebration event at City Hall this week for students having recently completed ULI’s UrbanPlan programme.  Students heard from David Kong, Foster & Partners (one of the architects on the building) as well as from Chris Choa of AECOM and ULI UK Chairman. They also had the opportunity to network with property industry professionals and even managed a game of ‘people bingo’!

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UrbanPlan inspires careers

Read all about Argent’s Andrew Turner – he has a very successful career in property but it all started with UrbanPlan …. READ ABOUT ANDREW’S STORY HERE

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Another successful tour finishes

The UrbanPlan team visited another 20 schools in the Spring taking the overall total for the academic year to 35 schools. That means we have reached 800 pupils this year alone! And, overall, we have delivered to 1500 young people with the support of 350 industry volunteers. Feedback was once again really positive: 98% of students rated the programme as either excellent or good 100% of teachers and 100% of volunteers rated the programme as either excellent or good By the end of the workshop, 43% of students agreed that they … Read More

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Twenty school tour planned for March 2017

The UrbanPlan UK team are off on tour again in March – this time we start in Southampton and finish in Aberdeen!  20 schools will mean we reach another 600 pupils -in just four weeks!  We still have a few volunteer spaces available if you are interested in getting involved please contact urbanplan@edcoms.co.uk.

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Great coverage of UrbanPlan

Take a look at this recent report and great film courtesy of the Estates Gazette. http://www.egi.co.uk/news/lesson-plans/  

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Autumn 16 tour update and another award!

As the UrbanPlanUK Autumn 16 tour draws to a close, we are delighted to report that we have visited another 15 schools and reached another 450 pupils from Scotland, to Liverpool, via Sheffield and Birmingham and then London! Feedback again has been outstanding – this is from one London teacher: ‘’From a teaching and careers perspective, it was brilliant to see, even in such a short period of time, the impact UrbanPlan has made on students’ aspirations- many of them now want to consider career routes into property! In addition … Read More

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We are delighted to announce that UrbanPlan UK was given a HIGHLY COMMENDED award at the recent EVCOM awards. EVCOM is the Event and Visual Communication Association and their awards ceremony took place on October 7th.

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