Fellowship Director, Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use
Urban Land Institute
America’s central cities are using land use planning and economic development initiatives to improve the quality of life that cities can offer residents and businesses and to be more competitive in the 21st Century.
San Francisco is using private/public partnerships to transform formerly blighted areas into the city’s new economic engines, according to Mayor Edwin M. Lee on a recent visit to the Urban Land Institute.
Washington, D.C., is witnessing a relative boom in big-box development—so much so that D.C.’s National Building Museum hosted a panel discussion about it on September 8 to discuss the impacts of it.
Panelists at ULI’s Spring Council Forum agree that, among others, components for success in developing a 21st Century city are creating a great place for people to live close by, fiber optic infrastructure, regional mobility, and worldwide accessibility.
Panelists at ULI’s Spring Council Forum advise retailer owners to improve their existing assets by differentiating products, updating design, treating their city as a partner, embracing social media, and making good tenants partners as well.