How to Nominate

Call for Nominations

ULI invites the submission of nominations for the 2018 ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, honoring those who inspire great places. The annual $100,000 prize recognizes an individual whose own work, or work on behalf of an institution, has made a distinguished contribution to community building and who is committed to a built environment of the highest quality, anywhere in the world.

Nominees are not limited to a specific discipline and may include developers, public officials, academics, writers, journalists, researchers, urban planners, and architects, among others. The jury considers their major professional accomplishments; contributions to the field of community building; visionary standards of excellence in land use and development; innovative processes, techniques, and strategies that have encouraged the highest-quality development practices and policies at the global, national, or local level; personal character; and commitment to diversity of land use, design mobility, lifestyle, population, culture, ethical, and social issues. The prize may be awarded to a group of individuals representing one body of work, and cannot be awarded posthumously.

Nominations may be submitted by anyone at any time and are kept in strict confidence. Not all nominations received will be considered by the jury. Nominations should be addressed to the ULI J.C. Nichols Prize jury, with a letter stating the reasons that this individual should be considered for the award, and any relevant support materials.

The Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has members in 95 countries worldwide representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines working in private enterprise and public service.

The Urban Land Institute invites the submission of nominations for the 2018 J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development until February 28, 2018. Direct inquiries to