Four mayors were chosen as 2010-2011 fellows for the Urban Land Institute Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership in land use. The mayors of Charlotte, Detroit, Houston and Sacramento were all noted as leaders in the field of land use by cities. Each of the four mayors will be leading teams chosen from their cities to get leadership training and professional development to meet local land-use challenges.
The mayors will have access to best practices, peer networks and other resources in order to continue positive land use initiatives in their respective cities. The fellows will be examining real estate finance and development, the interdependencies and respective roles of the public and private sectors; and the role and importance of the public realm in creating viable, thriving communities.
“The slow pace of economic recovery is continuing to take a toll on our nation’s cities. This is undercutting America’s overall economic stability, because the nation’s economy is largely based on the strength of its metropolitan areas,” said ULI Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips. “ULI looks forward to working with the new class of Rose fellows to help them overcome obstacles posed by the current economic environment, reposition their cities for long-term prosperity, and establish a course for success that can be applied to other cities.”