ULI Apgar Thought Leader Award
2023-2024 Award Schedule
Submissions are open now on a rolling basis. ULI members may submit articles to [email protected] at any time. ULI may select an awardee any time within the 2023 to 2024 timeframe and will select an awardee by the end of 2024 at very latest.
This biennial award offers ULI members an opportunity to publish an article approximately 2,000 words long in Urban Land magazine online and/or in print. Applicants will submit a draft article (1,000 to 3,000 words in length) to refine or expand for the magazine.
The awardee will have written a professional-quality, thoroughly researched and documented article for the audience of Urban Land. The awardee will receive a $1,500 honorarium and free registration to either ULI Fall Meeting in 2023 or 2024 or ULI Spring Meeting in 2024.
The award will encourage thought leadership and clarity of thought on subjects that exemplify, reflect, and champion best practices in responsible land use and which reinforce the mission of ULI in cities and communities worldwide. The award will give preference to authors who are not professional writers or prominent authorities in their fields to encourage young practitioners and emerging experts.
ULI will select awardees based on the extent to which their application and proposed work demonstrates the likelihood their writing will meet the following criteria:
a) Innovative ideas about buildings and communities;
b) Relevance to current land use and development issues;
c) Logic and perceptiveness of the analysis;
d) Clarity of presentation;
e) Overall contribution to land use and development literature; and
f) Additional criteria as designated by the selection committee (e.g. specific topics, emphases, geography, etc.).
You must be a ULI member to apply. All ULI members are eligible to apply, except for: members of the selection committee; all officials, current employees, and recent former employees of ULI; the employees and immediate families of any of these parties; those whom ULI deems to present a conflict of interest; and any previous winners.