Mayor in Houston for Rose Center for Public Leadership and Urban Land Institute expertise on Hazelwood redevelopment, and presentation on city technology innovations


PITTSBURGH, PA – May 13, 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, the Mayor will speak to the meeting on how cities are using technology innovations in the context of urban development. He will join other mayors at the presentation from Kansas City, Omaha and Seattle. Last week the Mayor spoke at the White House with Chief Innovation & Performance Officer Debra Lam and officials from Carnegie Mellon University on city-university collaborations on technology. There, he was joined by Chicago, South Bend and New York City government officials.

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.

ULI is covering expenses for the trip. The Mayor returns tomorrow.

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

Healthy Corridors Forum with Rose Fellows Karen Abrams and Ray Gastil

Time: 7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Houston Tours

• Creating Memorable Urban Destinations: Mixed-Use Development in Uptown and the River Oaks District

• Mixed-Use Projects: A Tale of Two Cities

• Diversity & Opportunity: ULI Award-Winning Affordable Housing

• Urban Neighborhood Revival: Defining Urban Milestones

• The Astrodome: Reviving the Eighth Wonder of the World

• Port of Houston: The Engine that Drives Houston’s Global Trade

• Town Centers on the Edge: Bringing Urban-Style Commercial Development to the Burbs

• Life on the Prairie: Cross Creek Ranch

• Something Big Is Up Downtown

• The Hines Heritage: A Legacy of Quality in the Houston Built Environment

Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Opening General Session: Richard Kinder on Business Resilience

Richard Kinder, chairman and chief executive officer of energy pipeline company Kinder Morgan, will share his thoughts on business resilience, the state of today’s energy environment, and the importance of giving back.

Time: 1:00-2:15 p.m.

Mayors’ Forum on Innovation and Cities

Moderator: Clarence Anthony, Executive Director, National League of Cities and former mayor of South Bay, FL


• Hon. Sly James, Mayor of Kansas City

• Hon. Ed Murray, Mayor of Seattle

• Hon. William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh

• Hon. Jean Stothert, Mayor of Omaha

Time: 2:45-4:15 p.m.

General Session: Global Capital and Its Influence on U.S. Real Estate

Moderator: Brian Ward, president, capital markets and investment services, Americas, Colliers International

Discussion Leaders:

• Glenn L. Lowenstein, principal, Lionstone Investments

• Gayle Starr, senior vice president, capital markets, Prologis

Time: 4:45-6:00 p.m.

Council Dinners and Receptions

Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Timothy McNulty
Communications Manager
City of Pittsburgh
Cell: 412-660-1999

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