Urban Land Institute Los Angeles Website Redesigned to Encourage Deeper Involvement

Urban Land Institute Los Angeles Website Redesigned to Encourage Deeper Involvement

ULI Los Angeles

The Los Angeles District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has redesigned and developed the new ULI Los Angeles website to foster closer ties and involvement within the local ULI community. The website address is www.uli-la.org.

The new website successfully implements features that have been frequently requested by potential and existing members. Working with member and consulting firm Urban Insight, ULI Los Angeles used information garnered from three years of operations to refine the navigation and information of the new site.

"A key word for us will be 'intersection' -- allowing members to intersect what they do in their ‘day jobs' with ULI initiatives," said Michael Banner, ULI Los Angeles Chair. "The new website will help publicize the work we're doing, so everyone can discover new ways to connect."

To generate more buzz for ULI events, the online calendar features color photos and detailed descriptions of events, as well as links to register online. There's also an extensive gallery of online photos organized by event.

Major features of the new site include a comprehensive search tool that lets visitors search the site or the entire web by topic or keyword. Researchers can supplement their knowledge with a semi-monthly electronic newsletter and a large database of free feature articles. The site hosts RSS feeds, enabling viewers to access the site via handheld devices.

Each year ULI Los Angeles prepares a membership directory which includes all members of the Los Angeles District Council, as well as Executive Committee members and committees. Members can access this directory through the new website.

The "Get Involved" section of the new site provides several pages of detailed information for members who would like to become more active in ULI Los Angeles.

"There are always many opportunities to get involved," said ULI Los Angeles Executive Director Susan Kamei. "The new website will help the general public get a better understanding of the value we offer, while it keeps our members in touch with one another as they continue their hard work in leadership development and community service."

To demonstrate its commitment to social responsibility, the website is built to meet Section 508 Guidelines for accessibility, and it conforms to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (Level A) recommended by W3C's Accessibility Initiative. All web pages comply with W3C's HTML 4.01 specifications, and use W3C recommended CSS technology to build faster-loading and standards-compliant web pages.

The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide responsible leadership in the use of land in order to enhance the total environment. ULI Los Angeles, a district council of the Urban Land Institute, carries forth that mission as the preeminent real estate forum in Southern California, facilitating the open exchange of ideas, information and experiences among local, national and international industry leaders and policy makers.

ULI Los Angeles – which includes the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara – is a composite of groups and individuals united in their pursuit of improving land-use policies. Since its creation as one of the initial district councils in 1989, ULI LA has grown to nearly 2,000 members, and has continued to build its leadership legacy in bringing ULI to the greater Los Angeles land-use community.

Related Link: Urban Land Institute, Angeles

For more information contact:

Susan Kamei
ULI Los Angeles
444 South Flower Street, 34th Floor
Los Angeles
CA 90071

Posted November 23, 2005

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