Urban Plan for Public Officials
UrbanPlan for Public Officials workshops are ideal for local decision makers who would like to learn more about the fundamental forces that shape and affect the built environment and the important leadership roles that elected and appointed officials play in the real estate development process.
ULI offers the one-day workshop in the Central Florida region through this District Council. We can also work with local jurisdictions to have private workshops, as a retreat for elected officials, or as a team-building exercise for senior decision-making staff, for a sponsorship fee.
Leverage Public/Private Partnerships
The workshop will enable public officials to better understand the trade-offs and risk at play in the entitlement and negotiation process associated with land use, especially in public/private partnerships. The UrbanPlan case study is an example of a city-led redevelopment effort where compromise needs to be met between the locality, development team selected in the RFP, and the community.
Bill Mutz, Mayor of the City of Lakeland
“I truly benefitted from today’s workshop as it allowed us to sense a myriad of conflicting pressures in a shortened amount of time and to see the fruit of others’ creative answers to the same quandary. I highly recommend this to others and will consider an opportunity in the future where it might benefit our Team locally.”
Joe R. Zimmerman, Mayor of the City of Sugar Land, Texas
“UrbanPlan for Public Officials exposes you to what a community experiences when a development project is planned. The exercise demonstrates how to balance the perspective of all parties to the benefit of both the community and the developer. This is how it should work.”
Judith Garcia, Chelsea City Council, Massachusetts
“I was invited to take part in the inaugural class of ULI Boston’s UrbanPlan Public Leadership Institute. Through UrbanPlan, I came to better understand that being a developer requires a long-term perspective; it involves taking into consideration the needs of different stakeholders while measuring risk.”
Want to know what it’s like to participate in an UrbanPlan for Public Officials workshop? See how Councilmember Judith Garcia of Chelsea, Massachusetts benefited from it with ULI Boston, here.
Patrick Wojahn, Mayor of College Park, Maryland
“UrbanPlan is an opportunity to gain new perspective on the development process. It’s particularly useful to get a view of the fiscal constraints that developers face when trying to accommodate communities. You learn how to balance getting what you can from a developer but not pushing them too hard, so everyone wins.”