A guiding principle of the Urban Land Institute is that the achievement of excellence in land use practice & design should be recognised and rewarded. Since 1979, ULI has honoured outstanding development projects in both the private and public sectors. In a similar vein, property consultants CBRE have been at the forefront in promoting excellence in placemaking across the globe.

The ULI IRELAND - EXCELLENCE IN PLACEMAKING AWARDS, supported by CBRE rewards best practice in placemaking in the Irish market. The awards rewards organisations and communities throughout Ireland that make genuine efforts to improve local communities through the initiation of projects that add to the public realm and make these places better places in which to live, work and play.

Following on from the success of last year's awards, which saw some very deserving winners applauded for excellence in placemaking, the 2020 competition has now been formally launched. Entries will be accepted via a dedicated application form which will go live on this site from April 2020.

2019 Award winners

Read more about last year's winning entries
Mairi Henderson talks placemaking principles, global inspirations, and her excitement for the placemaking awards
View From the Judges Table
Four ways placemaking can benefit your city
Simply Put, What Is Placemaking?


About The Urban Land Institute


The Urban Land Institute is the largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts in the world. Our members are dedicated to sharing expertise and setting standards of excellence in development practice.

ULI provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. For more please visit: ireland.uli.org 


About CBRE


CBRE U.C., (CBRE Ireland) is Ireland’s largest commercial real estate services company with offices in Dublin and Cork. We work with occupiers, investors and developers of office, industrial and logistic, retail, hotel and healthcare property, providing strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; tenant representation, corporate services; property and project management; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management and debt advisory; business rates and compulsory purchase and research and consulting.