UrbanPlan Public Leadership Institute (UPPLI) is a new initiative in the District Council. The inaugural class will gather December 2, 2016. 


ULI Boston/New England introduces the inaugural class of UrbanPlan Public Leadership Institute (UPPLI).

The Leadership Institute will give elected officials the opportunity to gain a better understanding of real estate and land use fundamentals by focusing on leadership, integrated problem solving, public/private collaboration and peer-to-peer learning.

Modeled in part after the Daniel Rose Center Fellowship Program, a ULI National public leadership training and professional development program offered to newly elected mayors of major U.S. cities, UPPLI will bring that similar opportunity to City Councilors, Selectmen and Aldermen throughout New England.

Participants will engage in a dialogue about the challenging issues, varying private and public sector roles, complex tradeoffs, and fundamental economics that are at play in real estate development in communities across the country.

Working in small groups, the officials will form teams to respond to a fictional neighborhood development RFP. Ultimately, each team will present its plan to a committee of ULI volunteers, who will evaluate and select the most responsive, compelling and fiscally sound proposal.

With a goal of building ongoing relationships, ULI Boston/New England will engage the ULPPI participants for a full year, including complimentary membership with access to other programming and professional development opportunities.

Thank you to our UrbanPlan sponsor: