Urban Land Institute Gives Young Leaders A Platform For Innovative Ideas


The Urban Land Institute (ULI) invited the development industry’s next generation to put their best ideas forward at the 2016 Urban Innovation Ideas Competition.

Launched recently through the ULI Young Leaders Group (YLG) in Brisbane, the ULI’s competition, Connecting Urban Precincts, will call on young professionals from Australia and around the world to champion urban innovation, collaboration and youth leadership in the property industry, and explores ways to improve the livability of our growing and ever-changing cities.

Competition Co-Director Annabelle Matthews said Connecting Urban Precincts gives young people a platform to stimulate ideas and concepts that could help build Brisbane’s reputation as a New World City.

“The aim of the competition is to seek out ideas that could influence the way the interface between the CBD and Fortitude Valley can evolve into a connected, urban, active, and well populated sub- tropical area,” she said.

“The revitalisation of this area there is an opportunity for a high quality urban fabric as well as to drive economic growth between the City Centre and Fortitude Valley, and we welcome all ideas that could improve the gateway between the CBD and the Valley, no matter how big or small they are.”

The Urban Innovation Initiative is an annual competition undertaken by the ULI to promote discussion and debate on urban issues from young people with support by the ULI Urban Innovation Initiative headline sponsor, Mirvac.

Brisbane City Council Chairman of City Planning Councillor Julian Simmonds said the competition presented an exciting opportunity for entrants to show the how our young talent can shape the future of Brisbane.

The competition will run in two stages between August and November and is open to anyone under the age of 35:Stage 1: Ideas Competition – with entrants submitting their ideas as 1 x 30 second video, 1 x A3 
image and 500 words of text describing their concept; andStage 2: Concept Development: The jury of City and industry experts shortlist up to 3 entrants 
to refine and develop their idea to a professional standard for consideration by the Jury before winner selected.

The Urban Innovations Prize will be awarded to the competition winner and will include a cash prize as well as the opportunity to present their idea at ULI’s 2017 Asia Pacific Summit.
For more information about the 2016 Urban Innovation Ideas Competition you can visit 

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