For decades, the Urban Land Institute has set the standard in recognizing outstanding real estate development projects, related programs, and visionaries in urban development. ULI’s awards programs are highly selective and provide a prestigious reference for professionals involved in the built environment. Winners and finalists benefit from worldwide recognition among influential leaders in fields related to real estate and urban development.
ULI recognizes a wide range of project types, sizes, and initiatives in its award programs—from housing to commercial and mixed-use development and new communities, from open spaces to policy initiatives, both for profit and nonprofit.
Teams of experts serve on the jury for each program. These multidisciplinary groups typically include developers, planners, architects, public officials, community representatives, and other professionals as required by the award criteria.
ULI Urban Open Space Awards
Recognizing transformative open spaces—including parks, plazas, squares, memorials, trails, and other non-traditional park and open space formats.
ULI Global Awards for Excellence
Recognizing outstanding development projects globally.
ULI Americas Awards for Excellence.
Recognizing outstanding development projects in North and South America.
ULI Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards
Recognizing exemplary developments that meet affordable and workforce housing needs in the local community.
ULI Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Awards
Recognizing innovative state and local policy initiatives that provide ongoing and sustainable support for affordable and workforce housing.
ULI Hines Student Competition
An urban design and real estate development competition that challenges graduate students to collaborate across disciplines and imagine a better built environment.
ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development
The ULI Prize recognizes an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to community building globally, who has established visionary standards of excellence in the land use and development field, and whose commitment to creating the highest quality built environment has led to the betterment of our society.
ULI Apgar Thought Leader Awards
Awarding emerging writers and experts an honorarium and assistance to publish on a thought leadership topic in Urban Land magazine.
Please note that several ULI District Councils manage a variety of award programs at the local level. Questions or comments regarding any of these specific programs are best directed to the specific ULI District Council responsible for them.
THE ULI AWARDS TEAM:
ULI Main Phone: 202-624-7000
Executive Vice President
Senior Director, Awards
Director, Terwilliger Center for Housing
Associate, Awards & Advisory Services
For information about the ULI Hines competition: HinesCompetition@uli.org.
For information about the Kemp and Larson awards: Terwilliger.Award@uli.org.
For all other awards: firstname.lastname@example.org.