Pedro E. Segarra was sworn in as Hartford 66th Mayor after he was overwhelmingly selected by Hartford voters on January 3, 2012. However, his commitment to realizing the promise of Connecticut’s Capital City began long before that day. Segarra’s personal experience with poverty, discrimination and overcoming adversity has shaped his vision for Hartford—to bring people of all ethnicities, faiths and socioeconomic backgrounds together to create meaningful change….Continue Reading
Mary Ellen Wiederwohl has spent most of her career in and around state and local government. She previously held positions in the state legislative and executive branches….Continue Reading
Patrick Piuma is an urban planner, designer and entrepreneur. As the Director of the Urban Design Studio at the University of Louisville, his main focus has been on community issues related to the built environment and sustainability to improve the quality of life for Louisvillians….Continue Reading
Ric Ilgenfritz oversees planning, project development, and environmental affairs for Sound Transit. In this role he is leading the effort to implement the next round of high capacity transit investments approved by voters in November, 2008. Ilgenfritz joined Sound Transit in May of 2001….Continue Reading
Ricardo Noguera hails from New York. He was born in Brooklyn and raised in Long Island. His education includes a B.A. in Cultural Geography from Hunter College, City University of New York, and a M.C.P. in City and Regional Planning from U.C. Berkeley.
Noguera has more than 22 years of experience in the field of community economic development representing communities throughout the San Francisco bay area, south Florida, Los Angeles, and for the past five years the central valley community of Visalia, California. He joins the City of Tacoma’s Community & Economic Development Department as Director in September 2012.
Key successes include authoring the Industrial Protection Zone in San Francisco’s Mission District; build-out of two RDA project areas in East Palo Alto, including recruitment of IKEA and negotiating several development agreements with retailers and 400,000 square feet of office development; administered entitlement process for 4,800 units of high rise luxury condos, managed completion of master plan for Johnson and Wales university in North Miami; financed several affordable housing developments and a market-rate retail and residential development in South Los Angeles; and recruited and filled more than 450,000 sf of national retailers to the Mooney Blvd. commercial corridor and expansion and recruitment of more than a dozen industrial firms in Visalia’s industrial park during the 2007-12 recession….Continue Reading
Patricia Clare has over twenty-five years experience in the field of planning, downtown revitalization, and economic development. Currently serving as Deputy Director for Louisville Metro’s Department for Economic Growth and Innovation, Ms. Clare leads the Advanced Planning Team whose primary effort is to guide Mayor Greg Fischer’s goal of developing a 25-year vision for the Louisville community….Continue Reading
A new Urban Land Institute (ULI) survey of 39 leading real estate economists and analysts from across the United States reflects scaled-back expectations for growth in the nation’s economy, real estate capital markets, and commercial real estate fundamentals, but more robust projections for single-family housing than were made six months ago. The findings were released today in the institute’s semi-annual ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast, prepared by the ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate….Continue Reading
A new Urban Land Institute survey of 39 leading real estate economists and analysts from across the United States reflects scaled-back expectations for growth in the nation’s economy, real estate capital markets, and commercial real estate fundamentals, but more robust projections for single-family housing than were made six months ago. The findings were released today in the institute’s semi-annual ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast, prepared by the ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate….Continue Reading
Join us in Seattle, Washington for our annual housing conference and awards recognition event! The event — scheduled for March 20-22, 2013 — will bring together housing professionals from across the country….Continue Reading
Neal Peirce, chairman of the Citistates Group, reports from the World Urban Forum in Naples. …Continue Reading