Mayor in Houston for Rose Center for Public Leadership and Urban Land Institute expertise on Hazelwood redevelopment


PITTSBURGH, PA – May 12, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Mayor William Peduto is in Houston today for the Rose Center for Public Leadership retreat and Urban Land Institute spring meeting.

The Mayor was selected in November as a 2015 Rose Center Fellow, which affords Pittsburgh guidance on land use challenges from a team of national design experts. In February a team of Rose Center officials visited Hazelwood and forwarded recommendations for the use of the Almono site.

Mayor Peduto is leading the Pittsburgh team of fellows, which also includes City Planning Director Ray Gastil; Karen Abrams, manager of community and diversity affairs, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh; and Presley Gillespie, president of Neighborhood Allies.

Today, each city’s fellowship team will present a summary of their panel’s findings and recommendations at site visits, and report on progress on their work to date. The Pittsburgh team’s presentation is on the the 178 acres for development at Hazelwood’s Almono site, after which they will hear feedback and advice from Rose Center faculty, advisory board members, and other fellows on the Hazelwood plans.

Fellows will also be presenting from Boston, Omaha and Seattle. ULI is covering all expenses for the trip.

ULI oversees the Rose Center fellowships in conjunction with the National League of Cities. The Daniel Rose Center Fellowship program is the flagship program of the Rose Center, established in 2008 with a grant from ULI Foundation Governor Daniel Rose to encourage and support excellence in land use decision making by local governments.

The Rose Center seeks to foster creative, efficient, practical and sustainable land use policies by providing public officials with access to information, best practices, peer networks and other resources. The Fellowship’s program of work includes a study tour of another U.S. or foreign city, a working retreat, and study visits to each of the four fellowship cities.

Public Schedule (all locations at Hilton Americas Houston unless otherwise noted):

Welcome and Introductions

Time: 10:30-10:45 a.m.

Developer perspectives on risk and collaboration with the public sector

Time: 10:45-11:30 a.m.

Omaha Fellows presentation

Time: 11:30-11:45 a.m.

Questions and discussion moderated by Laura Aldrete and Mike Higbee

Time: 11:45a-12:15 p.m.


Time: 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Pittsburgh Fellows presentation

Time: 12:45-1:00 p.m.

Questions and discussion moderated by Andre Brumfield and Bert Mathews

Time: 1:00-1:30 p.m.

The politics of land use decisions

Time: 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Mid-afternoon break

Time: 2:15-2:30 p.m.

Seattle Fellows presentation

Time: 2:30-2:45 p.m.

Questions and discussion moderated by Antonio Fiol-Silva and Nadine Fogarty

Time: 2:45-3:15 p.m.

Boston Fellows presentation

Time: 3:15-3:30 p.m.

Questions and discussion moderated by Peter Cavaluzzi and Calvin Gladney

Time: 3:30-4:00 p.m.

Fellowship programming and participation discussion

Time: 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Fellows meet their faculty  

Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Daniel Rose Fellowship Dinner

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Irma’s Southwest Grill



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