District Councils

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District and National Councils are at the heart of ULI: they deliver the ULI mission at the local level.

Marilee Utter, Executive Vice President, ULI District/National Councils

Delivering the ULI mission at the local level, District Councils engage local members by hosting various ULI priority programs, educational forums, and events such as special initiative conferences keyed to the release of publications like Emerging Trends in Real Estate, the annual Infrastructure report, and What’s Next? By conducting community outreach programs and providing industry expertise to community leaders, District Councils continue to focus on opportunities for and to succeed in influencing local land use policy.

The ULI Member Impact Map dynamically displays District/National Council activities.

The ULI Member Impact Map dynamically displays District/National Council activities.

In the ULI tradition of offering an unbiased and nonpartisan exchange on issues affecting the industry, District Councils provide the avenues for active dialogues among private industry, environmental organizations, and public agencies to help create solutions to local and regional issues.

2014 impact report

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The report Impact at the Local Level, released in October 2014, showcases how District and National Council programs, initiatives, and projects are impacting their communities in tangible, lasting ways, often for years after the program was concluded. The report highlights how ULI’s unbiased dialogues and assistance panels, partnerships between public and private entities, and leadership programs has a positive impact on the places we live, learn, and play.

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The District Councils exceeded all expectations with their response to What’s Next: Real Estate in the New Economy, a ULI report released in 2011 to generate a dialogue about the critical forces driving change in the market. More than 20 District Councils held programs and events that highlighted What’s Next, and several thousand ULI members and guests engaged in conversations and presentations, ranging from all-day statewide meetings in Florida and South Carolina to lunch meetings and a series of panels. With the generous support of UDR Inc. and its chief executive officer, ULI Trustee Thomas W. Toomey, the District Councils were surveyed about their reactions to the publication, and the findings were compiled in 2012 into What’s Next at the Local Level. The 51 District Councils organized in North American communities serve most of ULI’s membership of more than 30,000. To find the District Council nearest you, click on this full list by location.

From Our District Councils

Searchable District Council Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) Library Now Available

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We understand that communities around the country may be facing similar challenges. In an effort to connect these…

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Policy Perspective: Urban Resilience Part II


ULI resources to build resilience in the face of extreme weather and climate change.

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Policy Perspective: Urban Resilience Part I


Rebuild by Design, ULI’s Resilient Cities Conference, and Coastal Development

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FY15 Urban Innovation Grant Winners

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Sixteen grants totaling $320,000 have been awarded to Urban Land Institute (ULI) district and national councils through ULI’s…

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Healthy Places for All: The Role of the Real Estate Industry

Henry Cisneros delivers the keynote address at the third annual WalkUPs Conference. (Photo by Michael J. Yourishin, Prince George's County)

The third annual Walkable Urban Places (WalkUPs) Conference in Washington, DC, in mid-September focused on ways to improve…

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ULI Colorado hosts Salon on Building Healthy Places, completes first two Building Healthy Places Workshops

Panelists at ULI Colorado's Salon on Building Healthy Places discuss links between real estate and health.

ULI Colorado has a number of projects and efforts underway that focus on health, including a Salon on…

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Full List of District Council Locations

Marilee Utter
Executive Vice President,
District/Nationals Councils
Phone: 303-534-6620

Heidi Sweetnam
Senior Vice President,
District/Nationals Councils
Phone: 202-624-7170

Meghan Grenda
District/Nationals Councils

Caroline Sullivan
District/Nationals Councils
Phone: 202-624-7014

Iskra Marinova
District/Nationals Councils
Phone: 202-624-7161


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