Daniel Rose Fellowship 2018

ULI and the National League of Cities (NLC) have announced that mayors from four cities—Columbus, Ohio; Richmond, Virginia; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Tucson, Arizona—have been selected as the 2018 class of Daniel Rose Land Use Fellows by the Rose Center for Public Leadership.

“The Rose Center’s fellowship program has a consistent track record of mayoral teamseffectively working together to help solve the land use challenges of our nation’s leading metropolitan areas,” said Patrick L. Phillips, ULI global chief executive officer. “Cities are the heart of our country’s economy, serving as hubs for human capital and innovation. We are excited to partner with NLC and the new class of Rose fellows to highlight creative approaches and solutions that other communities can replicate to become more healthy, prosperous, and sustainable.”

The Rose Center’s mission is to encourage and support excellence in land use decision making by public officials. Established at ULI in 2008 with a $5 million gift by ULI Foundation governor Daniel Rose, the Rose family and ULI in 2014 formed a strategic partnership with NLC to bring its expertise in local government leadership to the Rose Center’s programs.

The center operates two yearlong fellowship programs for large U.S. cities, emphasizing leadership, interdisciplinary problem solving, public/private collaboration, and peer-to-peer learning; one program focuses on land use, the other on equitable economic development. It also hosts forums, educational workshops, webinars, and conference sessions to bring private sector expertise to public sector implementation strategies.

Now in its ninth year, the land use fellowship begins with the selection of four mayors, each of whom chooses three additional fellows (city department leaders or public agency directors with land use decision-making authority) and a project manager to serve as his or her city’s fellowship team. The program of work includes working retreats at NLC and ULI annual conferences at the beginning, midpoint, and end of the program year; a study tour of another U.S. or foreign city; and peer exchange panel visits to provide technical assistance to each of the four fellowship cities.

The 2018 Rose Land Use Fellowship team for Salt Lake City is as follows:

  • Salt Lake City: Mayor Jackie Biskupski; Michael Akerlow, deputy director of the Department of Community and Neighborhoods; Nick Norris, director of the Department of Community and Neighborhoods’ Planning Division; and Danny Walz, chief operating officer of the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City. The project manager is Amanda Holty, marketing and communications specialist at the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City.

To assist the fellowship city team, the Rose Center has assembled eight urban development and design leaders from around the nation who will serve as their faculty advisers over the course of the fellowship year and cochair their peer exchange panel. They are:

  • Salt Lake City: Nolan Lienhart, principal and director of planning and urban design at the Portland, Oregon, office of ZGF Architects; and Molly McCabe, president of Bigfork, Montana–based HaydenTanner, which provides development impact analysis of community renewal and social equity, health and productivity, job growth, energy/water efficiencies, and risk and return.

For more information, visit https://americas.uli.org/research/centers-initiatives/daniel-rose-center-for-public-leadership-in-land-use/fellowship/