To be introduced at EBHS in May of 2019, UrbanPlan is a 15-class hour curriculum that tasks student teams with responding to a “request for proposals” for the redevelopment of a blighted neighborhood in a fictional community. Each team member assumes one of five roles: finance director, marketing director, city liaison, neighborhood liaison or site planner.
Created by ULI, UrbanPlan, offers students an opportunity to participate in a hands-on, simulated real estate planning program while working side-by-side with industry professionals. Through the program, students learn about the fundamental forces that affect real estate development and how responsible development can shape, transform and ultimately improve our communities. The class is also designed to teach collaboration, teamwork, and presentation skills.
UrbanPlan is selectively offered at leading high schools and universities nationwide as an advanced placement, undergraduate and graduate class.
ULI Northern New Jersey sought out East Brunswick High School as the first school to offer UrbanPlan in New Jersey, given its reputation for excellence in Social Studies and its national leadership in programs such as the Advanced Placement Institute for Political and Legal Education.