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:


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.

Technical Assistance Programs (TAPs)

Launched in 2015, ULI Memphis provides technical assistance panels to nonprofit and governmental agencies to address pressing land use questions and provide professionally credible solutions. Samples of the panels we have completed:

Soulsville USA for CommunityLIFT

MidSouth Asset Mapping for the Delta Regional Authority

For more information contact Anna Holtzclaw at

Urban Plan for 3.0

ULI Memphis received a grant to launch National ULI’s UrbanPlan program in Memphis. UrbanPlan workshops are hands-on, interactive, planning simulations that will allow Memphians to experience a planning process as they work in teams with legos, a map, and a spreadsheet to respond to a RFP for the fictional city of Elmwood. Click here to read further about this initiative.

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 Karen Foster at