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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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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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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