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The Rose Center

In the fall of 2014, Boston was chosen along with Omaha, Pittsburgh and Seattle as fellows for the 2014/2015 cohort. Based on the current plan for growth zone areas in Boston, the chosen focus-area was identified as Washington Street, between Forest Hills and Egleston Square.

The Rose Center

The mission of the ULI Rose Center 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, the Rose Center seeks to foster creative, efficient, practical, and sustainable land use policies.

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the National League of Cities (NLC), which collectively represent the world’s foremost real estate professionals and the nation’s most distinguished municipal leaders, have partnered to jointly guide the oversight and operations of the Rose Center for Public Leadership.

The Rose Center was established in 2008 by 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.

NLC became the operating partner of the Rose Center on January 1, 2015. The Rose Center Advisory Board, which will be expanded to include NLC members, will continue to provide guidance to the center.

Through this center, ULI significantly expands its public sector engagement and mission to provide leadership in the responsible use of land. The yearlong Daniel Rose Fellowship program provides the mayors of four large U.S. cities with ULI assistance on a local land use development challenge, while its workshops and webinars provide discussion forums for best practices on topical land use issues to a wide array of public sector practitioners. Through its education and training programs that bring competent, honorable, and knowledgeable participants together from the public and private sectors, the Rose Center aspires to facilitate effective working relationships between the public and private sectors.

In the fall of 2014, Boston was chosen along with Omaha, Pittsburgh and Seattle as fellows for the 2014/2015 cohort. Based on the current plan for growth zone areas in Boston, the chosen focus-area was identified as Washington Street, between Forest Hills and Egleston Square. This area was chosen by a cohort of Rose Fellows in consultant with the Boston Rose Fellows (Policy Chief Joyce Linehan; Housing Chief Sheila Dillon; John Fitzgerald, Senior Project Manager at the Boston Redevelopment Authority; and coordinator Danny Green, Deputy Chief of Policy).

Fellows from other partnering cities visited Boston during the week of March 30 to study the site and gather information before making a formal presentation to the City of Boston on Thursday, April 2 at 9:30am in the BRA Board, 9th floor of City Hall. This presentation was open to the public.

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