About Us

ULI Iowa is where thought leaders gather to facilitate the exploration, education, and adoption of responsible land use, smart growth, and sustainability in urban development.

About Us

ULI Iowa is a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and is comprised of public, private and nonprofit leaders in the real estate community throughout the state.  ULI Iowa was formed in early 2014 and continues to grow its membership to facilitate the open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among industry leaders and policy makers. We provide leadership in responsible land use and development of sustainable communities throughout Iowa by:

  • developing an interdisciplinary approach to land use issues
  • serving and engaging public and private sector leaders to foster collaboration
  • sharing knowledge and strategic direction to create thriving and sustainable communities

The District Council hosts educational and networking events, member-only experiences, and provides opportunities for professionals to share their time and talents.  Become a member of ULI and get involved.  ULI Iowa needs you!


Established in 1936, the Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit education and research institute with over 38,000 members across the globe representing the entire spectrum of the land use and development disciplines.  Through member involvement and information resources, ULI has been able to set standards of excellence in development practice.  Learn more about ULI