Carolina Trends CouncilRethinking Southern Cities CouncilYoung Leaders CouncilInnovation in Housing Council

What are Initiative Councils?


Together, ULI Charlotte, South Carolina and Triangle offer Regional Initiative Councils (RICs). Modeled after national product councils, the mission of the regional council program is to convene ULI members (throughout North and South Carolina) to promote learning, build District Council leadership, share knowledge and expertise and encourage regional collaboration.

The RICs provide opportunities for leadership and volunteer involvement in ULI, at the regional level, by promoting excellence in programming, by fostering a culture of openness, and by sharing issues critical to land use planning and real estate development.

Council Types and Topics

Carolina Trends Council (CTC) explores market trends and the opportunities created by large scale development and major employers (such as corporations, universities, and medical centers). Discussion includes catalytic market transactions, economic development, capital markets, infrastructure and how developers can leverage the demand for supporting industries, housing and commercial real estate.


Rethinking Southern Cities Council (RSC) explores how southern cities can best harness their growth in a more urban and authentic fashion. Discussion centers around the effect of population growth, demographic shifts and consumer preferences on development patterns including infill development, adaptive reuse of historic or obsolete buildings, transportation, infrastructure and urban housing.

 
Young Leaders Council

Each RIC leadership will determine the details of topics and programming for each meeting. The RICs meet per year:  prior to the Carolinas’ Meeting (February) and Fall (August).


Innovation in Housing Council (IHC) New in 2019 will provide a platform for candid, informed discussions among experienced practitioners who work in all aspects of real estate development in the Carolinas.  The council will explore both market-rate and subsidized housing, examine state and local policy that impact housing supply, tour projects that offer lessons learned and seek to understand the complex demographic and macrotrends impacting demand from home-buyers and renters across target markets and incomes including, but not limited to, active adults, students, first-time home-buyers, vacation home buyers, and middle- and low-income households.   The IHC program is intended to inspire innovative thinking, share knowledge, enhance ULI’s role as a resource to local communities and build District Council leadership on housing issues so that members are better able to contribute creative solutions to local challenges.

Application Process

All ULI members are invited to apply to participate on a Regional Initiative Council. Accepted applicants will be notified in December.

Applications will be reviewed by a regional committee and every effort will be made to achieve professional, ethnic and industry diversity.

Council Requirements

Member Expectations