Looking for an interesting and fun new way to get involved in ULI? Consider becoming an UrbanPlan Volunteer. ULI SC will be holding an informational happy hour in October. Keep an eye out for more details coming soon.
UrbanPlan is a realistic, engaging exercise in which participants—high school students, university students, or public officials—learn about the fundamental forces that affect real estate development in our communities. Participants experience the challenging issues, private and public sector roles, complex trade-offs, and fundamental economics in play when proposing realistic land use solutions. The program is currently active at the College of Charleston and Wando High School.
The UrbanPlan program’s success is due to all of our dedicated volunteers. Ideally, the program will continue to grow in the Charleston area, and eventually around the state. But the program’s growth is dependent on increasing the pool of trained volunteers. ULI SC will be holding another training session in March 2020. If you are interested in becoming an UrbanPlan volunteer, please contact Robin Hargett, or visit the UrbanPlan page on our website for more information on the program.
Here’s what volunteers have to say:
“I’ve been looking for a meaningful way to get more involved in ULI. I enjoy the opportunity to give back to our local community, with a fairly minimal time commitment.”
“I really enjoyed the experience of walking through the project with the students. Some students were more well versed on their projects than others, but, in general, I enjoyed the volunteer and teaching aspect.”
“(It’s a)Great program. I’m glad we have it and will continue to volunteer.”