ULI NWA convening summit in November

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Northwest Arkansas’ Urban Land Institute (ULI) chapter will host an event later this year for national and regional urban planning professionals and advocates aimed at exploring place-based development.

The inaugural ULI NWA Place Summit is in partnership with the Walton Family Foundation and is scheduled on Nov. 15-16 in Bentonville. The programming and networking will be at multiple venues throughout the city.

“Northwest Arkansas has a distinctive sense of place that is on par with any region in the country, and the quality of our built environment is a big reason why,” ULI NWA Executive Director Wes Craiglow said. “The ULI NWA Place Summit will educate audiences on modern placemaking practices, forge partnerships around common objectives, and inspire the next generation of dynamic, livable landscapes that will keep our region among the most desirable in America.”

Organizers will share additional information about speakers and session topics later. Registration opens for ULI members starting Aug. 10. Non-member tickets go on sale Aug. 24.

Since 2018, ULI Northwest Arkansas has grown from a volunteer-led satellite of ULI Oklahoma to a fully organized, NWA-branded chapter.

John Coleman, a regional director with energy services company Entegrity Energy Partners in Fayetteville, is ULI NWA’s board chairman.

ULI is a nonprofit and has members in nearly 100 countries. It promotes best practices in land use and real estate and was founded in 1936.