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, and network with industry leaders.
Council Expectations and Responsibilities
- Council members are expected to participate and cannot miss more than three unexcused meetings per year
- Each Council is responsible for planning a dynamic program of work
- All Council members must be current ULI members
- Non-members are welcome to apply but must become a ULI member in order to participate on a council
- Local Product Council members agree to an administrative fee for the year, payable on acceptance. Please contact ULI staff should you have a hardship adhering to the financial contribution.
- Private Sector Fee: $95
- Public Agency Fee: $50 (for employees of government, nonprofit, or academic institutions)
- Young Leaders Fee: $50 (for members 35 and under)
- Non-members may attend up to two Local Product Council meetings as the invited guest of a current council member.
- Unsure which council is the best fit? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to attend as a guest.
Mission: To understand the state of the local and regional housing market, identify the drivers of housing development and identify the challenges that the current development cycle has created. The Council explores policy, public/private and market based solutions to try and meet the demand for market rate, workforce and affordable housing.
Small Scale & Impact Development
Mission: To leverage shared knowledge to facilitate and ignite impactful development projects, explore catalytic projects that consider physical, economic, social, civic and environmental impacts and their ‘nuts and bolts’ planning and execution. The Council aims to deliver content across of a variety of formats and perspectives for small-scale developers advancing a variety of project types.
Community & Economic Development (formerly Policy & Planning)
Mission: To highlight best practices in planning, design, and development programs / policies from a district or regional perspective as an inspiration for members. Explore unique, collaborative project models and how ULI can contribute to the community and economic development body of knowledge and serve as a forum for discussion of issues, a convener, and a resource.
Life Sciences (formerly Technology & Competitiveness)
Mission: To enhance the competitiveness of the Philadelphia region by evaluating emerging drivers of economic growth and the role of the real estate sector in the ecosystem supporting this growth. Our goal is to position the real estate community and our built environment to expand life sciences and improve tech transfer in the Philadelphia market. Co-leads the Future of Work Initiative with PIDC.