Connect. Inspire. Lead.
ULI Philadelphia Committees and Councils are interdisciplinary groups of members interested in topic areas who come together to discuss best practices, exchange ideas, develop programs, and further the ULI mission to shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide.
ULI Philadelphia is dedicated to improving diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization and in the real estate and land use industries. To learn more about the actions we are taking, view our DE&I Framework here.
Now is the perfect time to get involved! While most committees and councils accept members on a rolling basis, we encourage as many members as possible to apply during our annual Engagement Campaign which runs each March / April, so that you can benefit from a full year of programming and building connections. We encourage members to consider applying for one or two committees / councils to start.
Learn more about and apply for the various committee, council, volunteer and leadership opportunities below! Please note, these opportunities are open to current members of ULI. Not already a member? Click here to explore member benefits and learn how to join. Non-members can also attend a council or committee meeting as a guest. If you’d like to learn more, please contact us!
One ULI – Organizational Chart
Nearly 900 members make up the ULI Philadelphia network. See how each committee and council contributes to the overall organization in the chart below.
Local Product Councils
Modeled after ULI’s National Product Councils, Local Product Councils are small, interdisciplinary groups of members that provide opportunities to connect with peers, study cutting edge issues in depth, share information, develop programming and network with industry leaders.
Current Local Product Councils include:
- Community & Economic Development
- Health & Life Sciences
- Small Scale & Impact Development
Awards for Excellence
Real Estate Forecast & Capital Markets
Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs)
- More info coming soon!
Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI)
Young Leaders Group (YLG)
Southern New Jersey
In addition to regular council and committee participation, ULI Philadelphia often offers discreet opportunities that range from a 2-3 day intensive commitment to 2-4 week ad-hoc projects. Click here to sign up to be notified when opportunities such as the below become available.
- Serving as a Technical Assistance Program Panelist
- Volunteering for UrbanPlan
- Participating as Mentor or Mentee
- Receiving updates on ULI Philadelphia’s Initiatives for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Resilience and Sustainability
- Supporting the revamp and strategic planning of our NEXT program
Each committee, council and program is led by members. In addition to supporting a specific council, chairs also serve on ULI Philadelphia’s Advisory Board and help set organizational strategy. Learn more about the leadership experience by reading the ULI Philadelphia Leadership FAQ. Current leadership positions are available on the following committees / councils:
- Local Product Councils: Community & Economic Development, Health & Life Sciences, Housing, Small Scale & Impact Development
- Committees: Awards, Forecast & Capital Markets, Investment, Membership, UrbanPlan
- Affinity Groups: Women’s Leadership Initiative, Young Leaders Group
- Regional Councils: Central Pennsylvania, Delaware, Lehigh Valley, Southern New Jersey
Do I have to be a ULI member to join a committee or council?
Committee and council opportunities are exclusive for ULI members. To learn more about joining ULI, click here. Non-members are welcome to attend a meeting as a guest. You can contact us to learn more about attending a meeting as a guest.
What is the time commitment to be a committee or council member?
Typically committees and councils meet either every month or bi-monthly for 1-2 hours. Members can engage further by joining a subcommittee which may involve additional time commitments.