Strategic Councils

Strategic Councils partner public and private entities to discuss and impact local issues. Current councils are Affordability, Transportation and Live Music/Culture.   

  • The Affordability Strategic Council focuses on issues affecting affordability in Central Texas including housing and beyond.
  • The Transportation Strategic Council collaborates with area agencies and work to inform and educate ULI members on emerging and existing issues and news in transportation, and is a conduit to the real estate/development community for area agencies.
  • The Creative Culture Strategic Council engages ULI members to look at the effects of real estate on Austin’s unique culture and development, so to maintain our culture.

Issue Identification:

Councils define issue(s) to be addressed and how they will measure their success.


While we hope most of the participants are ULI members, selected non-members who can bring expertise or other attributes to the group should be included.  Total size for a longer lasting council should be 10-20 people with diversification of profession, age and experiences.


The term of each Council will dependent upon issue and need.  The term could be long running or last only a few months.  In addition, some councils may meet monthly, and some mate meet quarterly.

Outcomes & Deliverables:

Each Strategic Council will establish short term outcomes/deliverables such as TAPs, panels, white papers or expert commentary with and attempt accomplish these in one per year time frame.  A Council may also have longer-term goals over a 3-5 year period as well.