UrbanPlan’s mission is to create a sophisticated level of discourse among local stakeholders involved in land use decisions through the education of tomorrow’s voters, neighbors, community leaders, public officials, and land use professionals so—together—we can create better communities.
UrbanPlan is an engaging classroom-based curriculum in which participants – school students, university students, public officials or community members – learn about the fundamental forces that affect real estate development in our communities.
UrbanPlan in High Schools
In the 15 class hours of the curriculum, students form development teams to respond to a “request for proposals” for the redevelopment of a blighted site in a fictional community. Learn more.
UrbanPlan in Universities
UrbanPlan for Universities aims to develop land use professionals–developers, planners, architects, investors, and policy makers–who are more sophisticated and effective when they enter the workforce. Learn more.
The workshop will enable public officials and community leaders to better understand the trade-offs and risk at play in the entitlement and negotiation process associated with land use. Learn more.
Upcoming UrbanPlan Engagements
The first UrbanPlan engagement will be a pilot at the University of Pennsylvania in March 2020. We are also planning a tentative UrbanPlan Workshop for City Council in March 2020. Additional details will be available soon. Interested in volunteering? Learn more about volunteering here.