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 UrbanPlan as excellent or good.
What’s great about the programme is that it does so much more than just help young people understand the role real estate plays to revive and regenerate urban areas. It also supports social mobility and the long-term success of the industry by reaching students from a diverse social and economic demographic and it develops valuable links between the industry and schools too.
The support we have had from the industry has been incredible, with this stellar list of funders behind us: Grosvenor/Westminster Foundation; Allsop; Black Heart Foundation; British Land; Capital & Counties; Changing the Face of Property; Delancey; Hammerson; Land Sec; Legal & General; Malcolm Hollis; Native Land; Parabola; Redevco; Stanhope; Strutt and Parker; Tristan Foundation.
On the back of this success, we are planning for our next three years – aiming to deliver UrbanPlan UK in a minimum of 40 schools a year from 2018 – 21 and reaching a minimum of 1,500 students every year. To do this we are inviting new funders to participate in the programme. If your organisation might be interested in learning more and getting actively involved alongside our existing partners, please do let us know. You can contact Project Director, Amanda Keane firstname.lastname@example.org. This short film gives a great insight into the valuable programme and there’s more information on the UrbanPlan website https://urbanplanuk.uli.org/supporters/