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Code of Ethics

As a member of UDI, we recognize the need for wise, efficient and ethical urban land use. To achieve this, it is essential that governments, communities and industry work together. As a land use and development professional, I will use my professional knowledge and expertise to further the enhancement of the land and the advancement of the quality of life of all who live on it. As a responsible corporate citizen and as a development professional we will exercise the highest

ethical principles and will observe the highest standards of integrity, proficiency, and honesty in professional dealings. As a development professional, I will exercise due diligence in ensuring that my performance is at all times creatively, competently, and responsibly managed. As a member of UDI, we commit to:

Respect for the Land

Each parcel of land is a precious, distinct and irreplaceable portion of this distinct and irreplaceable planet. As a corporate member and as an official representative of the member of the Institute, we will treat it with the respect that it deserves, recognizing that we will be judged by the integrity and permanence of our developments, which will last generations. We promote development which recognizes economic stability and which also respects the imperative of preserving a lasting, sustaining habitat for humanity.

Responsibility to the Public

We will endeavour to enhance public understanding of the development process, to preserve the public’s confidence and trust in the development profession and to protect the public welfare. Recognizing that development needs to be responsible and that new development plays an important role in building strong communities, we will strive to provide quality housing and facilities to enhance the community.

Respect for the Consumer

The quality of actions and the quality of our product will determine the quality of our reputation, and we will strive at all times to ensure the professional quality of our enterprise.

Respect for Future Generations

As a member of the Institute, we will foster dialogue with governments, the public and industry in order to work towards realistic solutions to our communities’ requirements. We recognize that an important part of this will be planning for long-term, balanced growth, which will leave a proud legacy for the future. We are committed to establishing a comprehensive and reasonable framework to establish policies that anticipate the needs of the community and future generations.

Respect for Others in the Development Profession

In both corporate and individual endeavours, we will treat others in the development industry fairly and accurately. As a professional, I will share my knowledge and experience, recognizing that both the people and the land will benefit from the dissemination of that knowledge. As an organization and as individuals, we will treat others in our profession with respect, refrain from personal or derogatory comments both privately and publicly.

Respect for Professionalism

We will support the Institute’s continuing efforts to create a wider understanding of sound land use and development principles and practices and to disseminate knowledge thereof through its research and educational programs. We will observe the highest standards of professional conduct and will seek continually to maintain and improve professional skills and competence.


The Code of Ethics will be administered by a UDI Code of Ethics Committee. The Committee will be comprised of two UDI Board members and UDI’s CEO. The Committee is tasked with reviewing any complaints or breaches of the Code, and determining if action is necessary. The recommendations for any possible action would go to the Board for review.