Urban Land Institute New York (ULI New York) has launched its UrbanPlan educational program in the New York City metropolitan area.
UrbanPlan is serving even more New York City high schools this year, educating and mentoring juniors and seniors about urban planning and development.
UrbanPlan is a realistic and academically challenging classroom-based, web-supported program in which high school juniors and seniors learn the roles, issues, trade-offs and economics involved in urban development.
UrbanPlan provides our future voters neighbors, community leaders, public officials and land use professionals with a hands-on experience in developing realistic land use solutions to difficult urban growth challenges.
“The project infuses essential elements in preparing the next generation of designers, planners and leaders in the industry by engaging the students in a non-traditional study of applied economics,” explained Randy J. Asher, Principal of Brooklyn Technical High School.
UrbanPlan New York has delivered the educational program to more than 4,000 students at high schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx.
Current Schools Taking Part include Adlai E. Stevenson High School (Bronx, NY); Brooklyn Technical High School (Brooklyn, NY); High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology (Brooklyn, NY); Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers (Manhattan, NY); St. Raymond High School for Boys (Bronx, NY); Stuyvesant High School (Manhattan, NY); Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction (Manhattan, NY).
UrbanPlan volunteers receive training through Urban Land Institute local and national programs which hold one training session per year.
To volunteer or for more information on the program, visit: http://bit.ly/OFCvES