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ULI is pleased to be presenting the ULI Urban Open Space Award in 2018. This is the seventh edition of the award, which was created to celebrate and promote the creation of transformative and vibrant urban open spaces.

The ULI Urban Open Space Award was established through the generosity of Amanda M. Burden, former New York City Planning Commissioner and 2009 laureate of the ULI J. C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. In 2011 the Kresge Foundation, MetLife Foundation, and the ULI Foundation joined forces to continue the ULI Urban Open Space Award through 2014. In 2015 the Urban Land Institute continued its support of the initiative and announced it as a program open to global submissions.

In 2018 and 2020, ULI will again honor outstanding urban open spaces in conjunction with the 10-Minute Walk Campaign, which is promoting the bold idea that everyone in urban areas should live within a ten minute walk to a high quality park. Aligned with this initiative, the ULI Urban Open Space Award will recognize open spaces that have been instrumental in promoting healthy, sustainable, and equitable outcomes in communities.

The submission process is open with a submission deadline of March 5, 2018. Please create an OrgSync account and "Join" this portal. Once you follow this option, the digital submission is available in the OrgSync Forms section, and background information including guidelines, process, and general schedule is included in the Files section. Contact for any additional comment or question.



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