Now Recruiting Panelists for West Whiteland Township TAP (Exton, PA)
ULI Philadelphia is recruiting 10-12 members to serve on a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP), October 21-23, 2020.
ULI Philadelphia’s mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI’s mission is unattainable without hearing, understanding and amplifying more diverse perspectives involved and engaged in solving today’s land use and urban development challenges. We recognize how homogenous ULI and most of the greater real estate industry remain. While Women’s Leadership Initiative, Urban Plan and existing content address aspects of diversity, more work remains. To truly fulfill our mission, we need leadership, membership and programming that is more representative, and responsive to the needs, of the populations within which we work. That’s why we are intent on cultivating, fostering and nurturing a culture of inclusion.
Our goal is to increase and promote diversity, equity and inclusion at ULI Philadelphia and in the real estate industry as a whole in our region. This work builds on and complements ULI America’s priority and work on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
In order to accomplish this mission, we have appointed a group of advisors responsible for providing strategic guidance and implementing systems to plan, execute and track our initiative throughout all of our activities. This includes engaging all Chairs and leaders within ULI to implement this mission.
We will prioritize increasing the diversity of:
Our strategy will focus on creating a welcoming environment for historically underrepresented diverse populations based on, but not limited to:
We will first focus on engaging existing members, second on attracting new members and finally on encouraging the next generation to consider real estate and planning as a career path. We recognize that our role is not just about representation and creating a welcoming, inclusive environment within ULI Philadelphia but also about the role and responsibility that we have as leaders in the industry. We will leverage our platform and convening function to bring education, influence and networks to the industry as a whole.
The goal of this document is to create a framework for action to create a measurable impact in addressing diversity, equity and inclusion within the ULI Philadelphia organization and within real estate as an industry as well as positively impacting our community by addressing subject matters related to race and real estate.
Specifically, we want to create a pathway for improved diversity, equity and inclusion among ULI Philadelphia leadership and our members. We want to convene conversations regarding race and real estate, recognizing the specific role that our industry has played in perpetuating systemic racism. We want to increase content available in our region related to race and real estate.
In order to pursue our mission and goals, we are establishing a group of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) advisors to guide the direction of this effort and to implement this initiative across the organization. This group is responsible for setting and measuring goals. This group is responsible for finding leaders within the organization to take responsibility for each initiative and in managing their progress. The responsibility of implementing the initiatives belongs to the entire organization. Every Chair of a ULI Philadelphia Council or Committee will also make commitments to contribute to these objectives.
The categories below describe the types of projects, big and small, we will undertake to advance this framework.