Friday, January 19, 2018

A multidisciplinary team of Master of Science in Planning, Master of Real Estate Development, and Master of Landscape Architecture students will be competing against approximately 100 other student teams from around the nation in the 16th annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Student Competition.

The graduate student team had their first meeting on January 15th and has until January 29th to come up with a comprehensive design and development program for a real, large-scale site, which this year is located along the eastern side of the Don River in Toronto, Canada. The team with the winning proposal will receive $50,000 and finalists will receive $10,000; the winner will be announced in early April. 

MS Planning, MRED, and MLA students meet to discuss the ULI Hines Competition (Photo: Eduardo Guerrero)

From ULI:

To be competitive, submissions must create a comprehensive environment that is programmed, designed, built, and operated with all the elements necessary to promote the site as an integrated part of the city with high appeal to workers, visitors, and residents. Playing the role of the potential master developer, student teams must evaluate the benefits and financial possibilities of buying at least two parcels along the Don River and possibly combining them with a third parcel to redevelop as one comprehensive development site.

A view of the main Hines competition site in Toronto from the east. (Photo: - Real Drone/ULI)

The challenge seeks to raise interest among young people in creating better communities, improving development patterns, and increasing awareness of the need for multidisciplinary solutions to development and design challenges. Best of luck to the CAPLA team!

For more information on the ULI Hines Student Competition, visit

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