The mayors of Honolulu, Hawaii; Indianapolis, Indiana; Memphis, Tennessee; and Portland, Oregon, have been selected as the 2013–2014 fellows for the ULI Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership. The mayor of each city will lead a team of three fellows and a coordinator who together will select a local land use challenge on which they will receive technical assistance from faculty experts assembled by ULI and their peers from the other three fellowship cities.
The 2013–2014 Daniel Rose Fellowship teams are:
- Honolulu: Mayor Kirk Caldwell; George I. Atta, director, Department of Planning and Permitting; Ember Lee Shinn, managing director, Office of the Mayor; and Robert Iopa, president & principal, WCIT Architecture. Renee Espiau, senior planner, Department of Planning and Permitting, will be team coordinator.
- Indianapolis: Mayor Gregory Ballard; Adam Thies, director, Department of Metropolitan Development (DMD); Michael Huber, chief executive officer, Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce; and an additional team fellow with the Division of Planning to be named at a later date by Ballard. Derek Naber, senior project manager, DMD, will be team coordinator.
- Memphis: Mayor A.C. Wharton Jr.; Josh Whitehead, planning director, Planning Division; Maura Black Sullivan, deputy chief administrative officer, Executive Division; and Reid Dulberger, president, Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE). Gregory Love, senior planner, Planning Division, will be team coordinator.
- Portland: Mayor Charlie Hales and four additional team fellows to be named by Hales.
“In the five years of the Rose Center Fellowship program, mayoral teams have been effective in collaborating and sharing knowledge to help solve the land use challenges of our nation’s leading metropolitan areas,” said ULI Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips. “Our cities are the heart of the country’s economy, serving as the hubs for human capital and innovation. As cities continue to reposition themselves, ULI is excited to work with the new class of Rose fellows to help find innovative solutions that can serve as models for other communities to grow in healthy, prosperous, and sustainable ways.”
The Daniel Rose Fellowship is the flagship program of the ULI Daniel Rose Center, established in 2008 by the ULI Foundation governor Daniel Rose. The center aims to empower leaders in the public sector to envision, build, and sustain successful 21st-century communities by providing access to information, best practices, peer networks, and other resources to foster creative, efficient, and sustainable land use practices.