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Recap: 16 – 17 Leadership Institute Day 4 – Design and Construction

Day 4 of the Leadership Institute kicked off with an energetic presentation by Jess Zimbabwe, ED of the Daniel Rose Center, National League of Cities. Tracing an arc from Plato to Homer (Simpson!), the program offered not just food for thought and a historical context for what we do, but also a motivational call to arms for how to engage as land use professionals and how to positively impact the policies and processes that shape our built environment. The day continued with a group effort to tackle difficult problems experienced … Read More

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Recap: 16 – 17 Leadership Institute Day 3

The theme of Day 3 of the ULI Washington Leadership Institute was Development Process and Real Estate Finance at took place at the First Congressional United Church of Christ.  The first activity took the cohort into the streets for an urban scavenger hunt, during which groups located bike racks, food trucks, emergency vehicles and many other items found within a few blocks of Chinatown/Penn Quarter.  It was a fast and fun way to start the day and get to know our peers even better! The first presentation of the day … Read More

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Recap: 16 – 17 Leadership Institute Day 2

Day Two of the ULI Leadership Institute began with one man’s story of leadership, perspective and perseverance told through the lens of his bike race across America. Len Forkas captivated the group as he recounted the milestones from his 11-day ride and showed what it takes to be a leader in times of great adversity. Len shared that two days into his epic trip, a critical member of the team was not performing. Rather than taking a tact that could have compromised all the hard work that the entire team … Read More

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Recap: 16 – 17 Leadership Institute Kick-off

ULI Washington kicked-off the 2016-2017 Regional Land Use Institute on September 15, 2016 with sweeping views of downtown DC and northern Virginia from the 10th floor of the Bank of America Financial Center.  The first session of the eight-month long program oriented this year’s cohort to the crucial policy challenges faced by the Washington, DC region. An esteemed panel of speakers representing elected officials, advocacy organizations, senior-level government policymakers, and higher education institutions discussed what is currently being done to promote a coordinated regional response to transportation, affordable housing, and … Read More

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