Find out more about the role that ULI role is playing in addressing systemic racism in the U.S. by reading our ULI DEI Quarterly Newsletter.
At ULI, we are dedicated to improving the environments in which all people live, work, and play. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are the pillars of sustainable, thriving communities. The calls for racial justice throughout the United States have strengthened our resolve and accelerated our efforts to promote DEI as a fundamental force for creating thriving communities for the future.
ULI's Gwyneth Jones Coté - DEI
We readily acknowledge that past real estate and land use decisions have contributed to community divisiveness and racial inequality. We believe that current and future industry actions can remedy mistakes and foster unity. We also believe that the best way to effect change within the industry is for ULI to lead by example.
Our organization, and indeed our industry, must look more like the communities we serve. This means increasing the number of Black people and other people of color who are members of ULI as well as who are in leadership positions within the organization. It also means increasing the number of Black people and other people of color who serve on ULI’s staff.
In addition, we are strengthening our support of programs, policies and practices that increase DEI, and we are raising awareness among our members about these efforts so they can guide our progress and build momentum for program expansions.
Those interested in joining the DEI conversation at ULI are invited to join the DEI Community, an online “neighborhood” for ULI members and staff to share real-time communication about DEI efforts from the Institute and our members and member networks, and for community members to post relevant articles and resources, ask questions, and start conversations on topics of interest.
These are just some of the many ways ULI is striving to be better and do better, so that our Institute will continue to lead the real estate industry in creating the thriving, equitable communities that we, our children, and grandchildren deserve.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion News
ULI’s Statement Following Derek Chauvin’s Conviction for the Murder of George Floyd
April 22, 2021
In response to the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, ULI made the following statement
ULI’s statement on the shootings in Atlanta
March 24, 2021
In response to the shootings that killed eight people in the Atlanta area on March 16, ULI made the following statement:
ULI Amplifies: Helping House Atlanta during a Year of Turmoil
February 9, 2021
As part of Black History Month, ULI is spotlighting some of the incredible work of our Black members, including Lisa Y. Gordon
Urban Land Institute Appoints Sonia Huntley as Senior Vice President – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
February 8, 2021
The Urban Land Institue (ULI) announces that Sonia Huntley has been appointed as the Institute’s senior vice president for DEI
ULI Celebrates Black History Month
By Sonia Huntley, W. Edward Walter, and Gwyneth Jones Coté February 2, 2021
Today marks the beginning of the 28-day-long celebration of Black History Month in the Americas. Established in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson
With Record-Breaking Class Size, ULI/REAP 2020 Fall Academy Building Real-Life Connections in Commercial Real Estate
Josh Cohen December 21, 2020
Project REAP (Real Estate Associate Program) has been working with some of the commercial real estate industry’s largest firms to expand
Diversity in Commercial Real Estate Takes Center Stage
Alissa Akins December 14, 2020
In mid-November, the Diversity in Commercial Real Estate (DCRE) Virtual Summit brought together more than 450 attendees from across the Unit
Urban Land Institute’s DEI Efforts Covered in Portland Business Journal
November 20, 2020
Read about ULI's DEI efforts in a recent article in the Portland Business Journal
2018 ULI Prize Winner Theaster Gates and Equitable Development on Chicago’s South Side
October 28, 2020
2018 ULI Prize winner Theaster Gates and his Rebuild Foundation celebrated in recent Chicago Tribune article on equitable development.