Skidaway Island, Georgia—Advisory Services Panel

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The Landings is a gated, planned-development community located on Skidaway Island, an interior barrier island off the coast of Savannah, Georgia. Located in Chatham County, the island is separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal Waterway and the Wilmington River. Skidaway Island features vast natural character and abundant wildlife, and is home to Skidaway Island State Park and University of Georgia’s Marine Extension Service – The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. The Landings is home to an estimated 8,500 residents at peak times, with approximately 34 percent of the Island’s households earning incomes greater than $150,000. With six golf old courses, the Landings is a community that lives and breathes the golf life-style….
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Duluth, Minnesota—Advisory Services Panel

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With a population of 86,238 (2014 Census), Duluth is the third largest city in Minnesota, located across from Superior, Wisconsin. It is 26 miles long extending along the shores of Lake Superior and the St. Louis River and is 5 miles long at its widest (averages 2.5 miles wide). A cross section would show an “above the bluff” area that drops 680 feet over 1 mile to the river/lake level. The City has over 40 creeks (26 named trout creeks) that cut into the Duluth gabbro that makes up the hillside and empties into the St. Louis River or directly to Lake Superior. Duluth is the second largest city on the lake and is home to the largest port on the Great Lakes system….
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Kenosha, Wisconsin—Advisory Services Panel

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The City of Kenosha has a long history of automotive manufacturing, dating to the early days of the 20th century. The former Chrysler Engine Plant site has been an automotive manufacturing center since 1917. This site and the lineage of Nash-American Motors and Chrysler Automobile have played an integral part in this community for several generations of Kenoshans. The original Nash Automobile Company was instrumental in the rise of the city of Kenosha as a manufacturing center. This history means many in the community have a strong emotional attachment to this site and an interest in what the future may hold for it….
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Buffalo City, South Africa — Advisory Services Panel

The ULI Advisory Services program has conducted a series of panels in the Republic of South Africa. These panels have been conducted at the request of the World Bank in cooperation with the National Treasury of South Africa. These panels are provided to the National Treasury and to participating metropolitan areas that draw on the World Bank’s global experience and network of urban experts. The National Treasury’s Cities’ Support Programme (CSP) is a unit within the National Treasury that provides technical assistance to cities in South Africa. That assistance is aimed at helping cities manage the built environment in a way that promotes economic growth, job creation, access to basic services, environmental sustainability, and public accountability….
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Cape Town, South Africa — Advisory Services Panel

The ULI Advisory Services program has conducted a series of panels in the Republic of South Africa. These panels have been conducted at the request of the World Bank in cooperation with the National Treasury of South Africa. These panels are provided to the National Treasury and to participating metropolitan areas that draw on the World Bank’s global experience and network of urban experts. The National Treasury’s Cities’ Support Programme (CSP) is a unit within the National Treasury that provides technical assistance to cities in South Africa. That assistance is aimed at helping cities manage the built environment in a way that promotes economic growth, job creation, access to basic services, environmental sustainability, and public accountability….
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Durban, South Africa — Advisory Services Panel

The ULI Advisory Services program has conducted a series of panels in the Republic of South Africa. These panels have been conducted at the request of the World Bank in cooperation with the National Treasury of South Africa. These panels are provided to the National Treasury and to participating metropolitan areas that draw on the World Bank’s global experience and network of urban experts. The National Treasury’s Cities’ Support Programme (CSP) is a unit within the National Treasury that provides technical assistance to cities in South Africa. That assistance is aimed at helping cities manage the built environment in a way that promotes economic growth, job creation, access to basic services, environmental sustainability, and public accountability….
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Norman, Oklahoma — Advisory Services Panel

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The panel was asked to examine a study area in Ward 4 of the city of Norman, land owned and operated by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS). Specifically, the study area includes a parcel north of East Main Street, approximately 160 acres, and a parcel south of East Main Street, approximately 80 acres. Originally developed when the property was at the eastern edge of the city of Norman, the land was first a school site, but changed to a private mental health hospital in 1894. At its peak, the self-sufficient campus encompassed over a thousand acres and included dozens of buildings, its own power plant, and a working farm with a dairy and cannery that provided food for both patients and staff. In many cases, patients undergoing long-term treatment at Griffin Memorial Hospital held jobs on the campus as part of their treatment. The hospital was a major Norman employer through the 1970s….
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Anna Maria Island, Florida — Advisory Services Panel

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Anna Maria Island (AMI) is a 7-mile long barrier island, located off the coast of Manatee County, Florida. Just to the north lies Tampa Bay, to the south is Longboat Key (also a barrier island); the Intracoastal Waterway and Anna Maria Sound lie to the east. AMI has three cities—Anna Maria to the north, Holmes Beach in the middle, and Bradenton Beach to the south. Each city has its own municipal government with some shared services among the three….
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Memphis, Tennessee—Advisory Services Panel

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The Fairgrounds, a nearly 155 acre site, marks the center of the city of Memphis. Historically this site has been a fixture in the city’s history and today continues to hold a special place for many Memphians. The Fairgrounds is home to many anchor facilities for the city including the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, which hosts University of Memphis football games, the Liberty Bowl, the Southern Heritage Classic, the Children’s Museum of Memphis, the Kroc Center and the STEAM Academy. In 2004, the city assembled a blue ribbon committee to determine potential new uses for the Fairgrounds and nearby properties, and later in 2008 issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of the site, which did not move forward. Following the RFP, the city began to explore other redevelopment and reuse ideas. These concepts provided the foundation for the State of Tennessee to apply for a Tourist Development Zone (“TDZ”) around the Fairgrounds….
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