Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell among Four U.S. Mayors Named as Fellows by the ULI Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership In Land Use

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership has named Mayor Lee Leffingwell, of Austin, Texas along with three other mayors of major U.S. cities to serve in fellowships for the Center through 2013. Leffingwell’s local team will join those led by the mayors of Hartford, Connecticut; Louisville, Kentucky; and Tacoma, Washington. The purpose of the fellowship program is to provide city leaders with the insights, peer-to-peer learning, and analysis needed to successfully build and sustain their cities….
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The WLI Talks to Nina Gruen, ULI’s First Female Trustee

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Nina Gruen was ULI’s first woman trustee, elected to that post in 1982. She currently is the Principal Sociologist in charge of market research and analysis at her firm, Gruen Gruen + Associates, since co-founding the firm in 1970. The WLI spoke to her about her career path and her recent research on the effects that changing demographics will have on real estate….
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ULI and the Greenprint Foundation Cosponsor Cisco’s Meeting of the Minds 2012

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Each year, Cisco Systems brings together the best thinkers in urban innovation for its Meeting of the Minds conference. In 2012, the Meeting of the Minds will highlight specific solutions and strategies that are making it possible to accelerate the emergence of sustainable cities around the globe — and create a smarter and more connected future global cities….
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Mike Slevin

Mike Slevin

As Assistant Director of Public Works/Environmental Services, Mike Slevin manages and operates three Public Works utilities for the City of Tacoma, Washington. The Wastewater, Surface Water, and Solid Waste utilities employ over 500 personnel with a biennial operating budget in excess of $240 million and total fund assets of $700 million. Slevin’s experience with Tacoma has provided him with a solid knowledge base in finance, budgets, personnel management, cost control, contract negotiations, infrastructure development, and urban redevelopment….
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