For decades, the Urban Land Institute has set the standard in recognizing outstanding real estate development projects, related programs, and visionaries in urban development. ULI awards programs are highly selective and prestigious. Winners and finalists benefit from worldwide recognition among influential leaders in real estate and urban development-related fields.


ULI recognizes a wide range of project types, sizes, and initiatives in its award programs—from housing to commercial and mixed use to new communities, from open spaces to policy initiatives, both for profit and nonprofit.

Projects are judged by teams of experts tailored to the requirements of each awards program. These multidisciplinary groups of experts typically include developers, planners, architects, public officials, community representatives, and other professionals as required by the award criteria.

ULI Global Awards for Excellence

Recognizing best practices and outstanding development projects in both the private and public sectors.
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2016 Finalists

Twenty-six extraordinary developments from around the globe have been selected as finalists in ULI’s 2016 Global Awards for Excellence, widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious awards programs. This year’s finalists include two in Asia, six in Europe, and 18 in North America, representing the best in high-quality and responsible development.

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