ULI Hines Student Competition

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Urban Land Institute (ULI)


Listen up, future urban planners, designers, and developers of the world! The ULI Hines Student Competition is back, and it's your golden ticket to showcase your innovative ideas in responsible land use and urban development. Entering its 22nd year in 2024, this competition isnโ€™t just a contest; itโ€™s a battleground where multidisciplinary teams of bright minds come together, brainstorm, and pave the way for future cities.

๐ŸŒ† Why Should You Care? ๐ŸŒ†

Because this isnโ€™t your average college competition. This is where your ideas could potentially shape the future of urban landscapes globally! The ULI Hines competition is a two-week, pressure-cooker setup where your team will devise a development program for a real, large-scale site in a North American city. And guess what? Itโ€™s not just about pretty designs. Your proposals need to include market-feasible financial data and narratives, ensuring your innovative designs can stand tall in the real world.

๐Ÿ’ธ Show Me the Money! ๐Ÿ’ธ

Oh, itโ€™s not just about glory and a pat on the back! The winning team will be walking away with a cool $50,000, while the finalist teams wonโ€™t be leaving empty-handed either, each snagging $10,000. Thatโ€™s not just prize money; itโ€™s an investment into the future where your ideas are valued and rewarded!

Challenge Focus, Goal, and Topic

The competition is all about real-world challenges. Each year, students are given a complex design and planning problem. The catch? They have to come up with innovative solutions for large-scale sites in North American cities. It's like "The Apprentice," but for urban planning. And without Donald Trump.

๐ŸŒ Global Minds, Local Impact ๐ŸŒ

The competition is open to students worldwide, with specific competitions available for Europe and Asia Pacific regions. So, whether youโ€™re in New York or New Delhi, your ideas have a platform here. Itโ€™s a global stage where your local ideas could potentially shape international urban landscapes.

๐Ÿค Teamwork Makes the Dream Work ๐Ÿค

ULI encourages cooperation and teamwork, vital talents in the planning, design, and development of urban spaces. Your team of five will need to represent at least three different disciplines, ensuring a rich, multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving.

๐Ÿ“… Mark Your Calendars! ๐Ÿ“…

The competition kicks off from January 8-22, 2024, with finalists being announced by February 22, 2024. The finalist presentations and the winner announcement will be on the grand stage on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

๐Ÿ”— Join, Innovate, Transform ๐Ÿ”—

Ready to transform theoretical knowledge into practical, real-world solutions? Ready to not just learn but innovate, create, and make a tangible impact? The ULI Hines Student Competition is your stage to shine, innovate, and potentially, transform urban futures.

๐Ÿš€ Letโ€™s create cities of the future, shall we? ๐Ÿš€

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