In 2011, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras was name a Rose Fellow. The Daniel Rose Fellowship is a yearlong program (beginning in the autumn of the first year and running to the autumn of the next) intended to benefit its participating fellows with leadership training and professional development opportunities, and benefit their respective cities with technical assistance on a local land use challenge. The program is focused on leadership, integrated problem solving, public/private collaboration, and peer-to-peer learning. The mayors of four large American cities are invited to participate in the Rose Fellowship program each year.
Providence chose Olneyville Square as its land-use challenge, click here for details or download the report (located in the right side of this page).
Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs)
ULI Boston has conducted several TAPs in Rhode Island over the past few years. Summares are below and the full reports are located on the right side of this page.
Under the direction of the Urban Land Institute’s Boston District Council, The Exeter TAP convened in Exeter, RI in October 2010, bringing together stakeholders, Town and community leaders, and a panel of land use and development professionals for a day-long session focused on the viability of the Town’s proposed Village Center concept.
On November 8, 2007, the City of East Providence requested a Technical Assistance Panel to consider the opportunities and recommend strategies for the redevelopment challenge of the Bomes Theatre and the Taunton Avenue corridor.
The Town of Bristol requested a Technical Assistance Panel to consider the opportunities and recommend strategies for several redevelopment challenges of the Bristol Historic Waterfront Area. The TAP was held on April 28, 2006.