The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide. With over 1400 members statewide, the Colorado district council is committed to applying best practices in land use through community workshops, educational events, and professional development programs.
District Councils support best practices in land use through education programs, mentoring, networking events, project tours, policy work, and advisory services. By offering nonpartisan, unbiased expertise to community leaders, District Councils positively influence such issues as compact development, transportation, urban design and workforce housing. In 2013, ULI Colorado won ULI’s first “Impact Award” as the District Council (among 53 in North America) with the most positive influence on its community and membership.
With over 1,400 members, ULI Colorado is one of ULI’s largest District Councils. ULI Colorado engages its members to help them build their careers and participate in their community. In the past year alone, 12 ULI committees have attracted 250 volunteers and developed programs attended by thousands. Our Young Leaders Group (YLG) is over 250 strong with monthly educational and social programs. ULI Colorado’s executive committee is chaired by Mike Zoellner, Managing Partner at ZF Capital. Our staff has headquarters in the Alliance Center in the heart of downtown Denver.
Our 2020 Strategic Priorities
- Affordable Housing
- Addressing Concerns about Growth
- Sustainability, Resilience & Healthy Places
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
ULI recognizes the importance of our mission now more than ever: to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. At the heart of this mission is a belief that our communities can only truly thrive if they are built on the foundations of diversity, inclusivity, and social equity. Currently, we are working on implementing our our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Action Plan that we put together with input from Coloradans of color in land use professions.
Our Response to COVID-19
In light of COVID-19 health concerns, ULI Colorado has gone virtual. Our home at 1536 Wynkoop Street, Denver, will be closed until further notice, but you can still reach our staff at 303.893.1760 or by email. We will continue to do what we do best—convene, share best practices and educate–with many of our meetings becoming virtual.