ULI Memphis is always working on different initiatives to further strengthen our community. Get involved with us by joining one!


ULI Memphis convenes smart people to build better communities.

Hosting and partnering on over 20 educational programs a year we introduce our members and the community to relevant issues and provide value that can impact plans and developments today. Currently we are organizing around the following initiatives:


Building Healthy Communities

Interested in making a difference in people’s lives right here at home and growing your understanding of how to create sustainable, thriving communities? Then join the Building Healthy Communities Working Group (BHC). The BHC seeks to engage a broad spectrum of community stakeholders in engaging conversation about how we can design communities to encourage active lifestyles, provide more healthy choices, and support residents’ efforts to lead healthier lives.

Culture of Planning

Launching in the fall of 2015 this group will convene this fall to discuss and plan for ULI Memphis role in the growing conversations about the need for planning in our City and our Region. To be a part of these conversations contact Ethan Knight at

MidSouth Mayor’s Council

Founded in 2013, the Council membership are mayors within the Memphis MPO that come together six times a year on topics such as: Transportation, Education, the Environment and more.

Young Leaders Group

More than 25% of ULI members are under 35. This group meets monthly to discuss hot topics, meet with experienced members to hear their stories, and generally have a good time. For more information click here.


Local college students apply for a year’s membership in ULI Memphis in exchange for volunteer service hours around ULI programs. Up to 8 students accepted each year. Contact Anna Ritz at

Technical Assistance Programs (TAPs)

Launched in 2015, ULI Memphis provides technical assistance programs to nonprofit and governmental agencies to address pressing land use questions and provide professionally credible solutions. Contact Anna Holtzclaw at