BECOME an UrbanPlan VOLUNTEER
Virtual UrbanPlan Volunteer Training
February 16 - 17
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
should become an UrbanPlan volunteer?
A professional in the real estate industry who wants to give back to the local community and educate stakeholders about the real estate industry. This training is ideal for both volunteers who are new to UrbanPlan and those who have previous participated in-person and want to familiarize themselves wi the virtual Urban Plan delivery method.
What is UrbanPlan?
UrbanPlan is an engaging simulation exercise in which participants—high school students, university students, public officials and community members—learn about the market and non-market forces that shape real estate development in our communities. Teams of 4-5 participants respond to a hypothetical RFP, where the municipality is looking to select a development team that best responds to various stakeholder needs.
What does it mean to be
Once trained, you are then qualified to participate in any of the following roles. Opportunities will be announced throughout the year.
Facilitator Role - challenging the participants to think critically as they respond to a hypothetical "Request for Proposal" for the redevelopment of a blighted urban area (1-3 hours)
City Councilperson Role – evaluating team presentations, asking relevant questions, and giving feedback (1-2 hours)
Table Advisor - for other formats of UrbanPlan (Lightning Rounds, UP for Neighborhoods and UP for Public Officials) that may run anywhere from a few hours to a full day.
I see Legos – is this in person?
Currently UrbanPlan is held virtually on Zoom! Participants have an interactive digital site planner and pro-forma on Excel.
TRAINING is MANDATORY for New Volunteers
Volunteers must COMMIT to BOTH training
sessions to be held on
February 16th and 17th from 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Please refrain from double booking
yourself, as training will be
INTERACTIVE and PARTICIPATION will be required.
If you are interested in participating in this training please download and fill out the application.
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED through JANUARY 26th .
A registration link will be sent to you after your application is approved.
We appreciate your support and could not continue to grow and support UrbanPlan in our communities without you. Thank you.