The ULI Chicago Technical Assistance Panel provides a multi-disciplinary team approach to address a specific land-use or development challenge.


Moving your Project Forward

ULI Chicago’s signature Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) provides comprehensive and strategic advice in response to a specific land use or development assignment.

  • Two-day commitment with extensive research and in-depth analysis
  • 10-12 member expert panel
  • Confidential stakeholder interviews
  • Public Presentation

Deliverable: Full-color, printed report that assembles practical, implementable recommendations to the sponsor and the local community.

Browse sample reports in the ULI Chicago TAP Report Library

Benchmarking Success

The Technical Assistance Panel process includes a 1, 6, and 12 month followup with sponsoring organizations to discuss progress, challenges or changes that have occurred in the original scope of work for each panel assignment. This is an important component of the process that allows for further assistance and guidance as communities work towards implementing recommendations from the ULI Chicago panel report.

Need More Information?
Contact ULI Chicago at 773-549-4972.

Latest Panel Updates

Vision Awards Spotlight: Indian Boundary Park Nature Play Center – A New Take on an Old Classic

Opened in 1922, Indian Boundary, is a 13-acre, urban park on Chicago’s northwest side named for an actual boundary line between the US government and three Indian tribes.  The park includes a fieldhouse which is now on the National Register of Historic Places incorporating Native American and Tudor design elements.  For most City dwellers, Indian Boundary is fondly remembered for its small zoo, a rarity among neighborhood parks, and a quirky addition.  The zoo was closed in 2013 with the few remaining animals transferred to the Lincoln Park Zoo, a … Read More

How to Keep the Great Lakes Great

January 21, 2015 – The Architect’s Newspaper – How to Keep the Great Lakes Great Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Chief Planner, and ULI member, Philip Enquist is a lead author of the firm’s The Great Lakes Century Vision Plan, which says the future of the Great Lakes region depends on its environmental governance.  More than 100 years after Daniel Burnham famously planned Chicago, Enquist and his colleagues at SOM (as well as ULI) are taking up the pro bono cause of sowing cooperation throughout the Great Lakes region.  For a natural … Read More

ULI Participates in Regional Forum to Preserve Vitality of Great Lakes

ULI District Councils in the Great Lakes Region convened in Chicago on September 3-4, 2014 to start a joint regional effort to protect and leverage one of our greatest shared assets – the Great Lakes.  ULI Toronto, ULI Minnesota, ULI Michigan, ULI Indiana, and ULI Chicago participated in this regional meeting. The Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River basin, extending from Duluth in Minnesota to Quebec in Canada, contain 84% of North America’s fresh water, only 1% of which is renewable. This significant natural resource remains very vulnerable to the … Read More