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 awards programs are highly selective and prestigious. Winners and finalists benefit from worldwide recognition among influential leaders in real estate and urban development related fields.
ULI recognizes a wide range of project types, sizes, and initiatives in its award programs—from housing to commercial and mixed use to new communities, from open spaces to policy initiatives, both for profit and nonprofit.
Projects are judged by teams of experts tailored to the requirements of each awards program. These multidisciplinary groups of experts typically include developers, planners architects, public officials, community representatives, and other professionals as required by the award criteria.
“ULI awards illustrate that well-designed, well-built projects and initiatives can thrive even in the most challenging of economic times. Winners and finalists showcase the best in creativity, innovation, and long-term thinking.”
Patrick L. Phillips, ULI CEO
Current ULI Awards include:
ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition
Graduate-level competition providing an interdisciplinary learning experience for real estate and design students.
ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development
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.
ULI Jack Kemp Workforce Housing Models for Excellence Awards
Recognizes and honors developers demonstrating leadership and creativity in providing housing opportunities for America’s working families.
ULI Robert C. Larson Workforce Housing Public Policy Awards
Promoting innovative public policies and practices for the development of workforce housing.
ULI Apgar Urban Land Awards
Recognizing authors whose articles in Urban Land Magazine best contribute to the to the mission and priorities of the ULI, encouraging contributions from young professionals and active practicioners.