Public Sector Leaders
The mission of ULI outreach to public sector leaders is to encourage and support excellence in land use decision making. By providing public officials with access to information, best practices, peer networks, and other resources, ULI fosters creative, efficient, practical, and sustainable land use policies.
ULI hosts a variety of forums with elected officials to inform ULI members about leaders’ positions and policies impacting land use. As a non-partisan, 501(c) (3) nonprofit research and education organization, ULI provides a trustworthy place where leaders come to grow professionally and personally.
Houston Rose Fellowship
The ULI Daniel Rose Center For Public Leadership in Land Use appointed Mayor Annise Parker a 2010-2011 Rose Fellow, with Andy Icken, Chief Development Officer, Office of the Mayor, Jim Noteware, Director, City of Houston Department of Housing and Community Development, and John Sedlak, Executive Vice President, METRO.
To watch a video of a conversation with Mayor Annise Parker and ULI Houston Chair Jonathan Brinsden: http://vimeo.com/32913996
View a presentation from Houston Rose Fellows on their work in the Antoine Corridor/Near Northwest District: http://vimeo.com/32830067
The report, “Houston Texas: the public sector role in creating places of lasting value,” concluded the year-long program of work with ULI expert faculty and Houston Rose Fellows. The report is available for free download here
Additional Resources for public sector leaders
ULI offers discounted membership fees for people in the public sector, academics and non-profit organizations. Public Agency memberships offer a significant cost saving for agencies that would like to purchase one full and two associate-level memberships. To find out more about public sector membership options, please visit the ULI Membership site here
Training and educational resources designed specifically for local public sector leaders are available through ULI.
Implementing Sustainable Development in Your Community
Sustainable development policies and practices are becoming a high priority for local governments. The ULI Daniel Rose Center and the Home Depot Foundation Sustainable Cities Institute have developed a workshop curriculum structured for local public officials to learn about valuable tools and tactics they can use to leverage more sustainable development practices in their communities. This event is an excellent opportunity for professionals working in local public or government adminstrations to share the strategies, synergies, and specific examples – reinforced by real project cases – of sustainable development.
The learning objectives of this program are to:
- Define and deliver context for sustainability at the community level,
- Provide and review policy tools and measurements,
- Present business case studies and identify local project/programs implementing sustainable development practices in the Atlanta region,
- Engage participants in group exercises that focus on best practices and the most effective role that public officials can play in creating more sustainable communities while enhancing constituents’ quality of life
For more informatiom, visit the ULI Daniel Rose Center