Rose Center Q&A With The Honorable Pedro Segarra, 2012–2013 Daniel Rose Fellow

Mayor Pedro Segarra (right) speaking to other Daniel Rose Fellows about Hartford's land use challenge during the Rose Center's working meeting at the ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago. (pictured with Hartford Daniel Rose Fellows left to right:  Brandon McGee, Representative, Connecticut State Assembly and Steven Bonafonte, Chair, Hartford Redevelopment Agency)

The process by which mayors are selected does not necessarily ensure that mayors have any planning experience or architectural experience. Mayors tend to be more focused on political skills. It would be a real game-changer if more mayors were able to have access to more in-depth experience in land use planning.

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Daniel Rose Fellows San Francisco Bay Area Study Tour, December 2013

Planning Director John Rahaim (center) and Citywide Policy and Analysis Planner Steve Wertheim (right) greet the Daniel Rose Fellows at the City of San Francisco Planning Department.

Members of the 2013-2014 class of Daniel Rose Fellows — leaders from the cities of Honolulu, Indianapolis, Ind., Memphis, Tenn. and Portland, Ore. —traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area in December. The fellows traveled on foot and via mass transit for two-and-a-half days, meeting with public planning and development officials as well as private and nonprofit developers and policy advocates, getting a firsthand, intensive introduction to the land use challenges of the San Francisco Bay Area….
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