The Michigan District Council of the Urban Land Institute is topic of March Planners’ Gathering

Learn about the Urban Land Institute (ULI) at the next Planners’ Gathering, the event is March 15 at 11:30 a.m. at The Crofoot Ballroom, 1 South Saginaw, Pontiac. The cost is $20 per person and includes lunch; pre-registration required.  
The Urban Land Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. Founded in 1936, ULI now has more than 30,000 members worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of real estate and land use disciplines within both private enterprises and public agencies. District Councils are ULI at the local level. By providing educational forums, community outreach programs and industry expertise to community leaders, the opportunity to influence local land use policy continues to be the focus of ULI’s District Councils. The Michigan District Council of the Urban Land Institute (known at the time as ULI Detroit) was founded in 1999. Starting with just a few members, the District Council has grown to more than 270 members in the past 14 years.
Also learn of the newly launched Larson Center for Leadership. The initiative is a leadership development program targeting mid-level professionals from all aspects of the real estate, land-use and development sectors. These leaders are part of a changing industry dynamic currently emerging throughout Michigan. The Larson Center for Leadership provides the opportunity to engage in a transformational professional development process.
William Watch, ULI Michigan Chairman – First Commercial Realty & Development Co.
Doug Brown, ULI Membership Committe Chair – ASTI Environmental
John Petz, ULI Michigan Larson Center for Leadership
For questions, contact Julie Skene, 248-858-5437 or
About Oakland County Economic Development & Community Affairs
The Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs is committed to promoting economic vitality, supporting distinct communities and conserving environmental resources through knowledge, cooperation and consultation services.
The Planners’ Gathering is a quarterly luncheon, networking and speaker series regarding community development issues. For more than three decades, Planners’ Gatherings have attracted individuals from various backgrounds who wish to learn ways of improving the built and natural environment in their communities. It is hosted by the Planning Group within the Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs.