Shaw Forum

Charlie Shaw

The ULI/Charles H. Shaw Forum on Urban Community Issues brings together approximately 25 experts and leading practitioners of urban development and public leadership to address the challenges and opportunities of urban neighborhoods. Shaw Forums have covered such topics as capitalizing on the new markets tax credit; involving the community in neighborhood planning; making parks accessible to the community; community development corporations partnering with for-profit developers; managing gentrification; and green affordable housing.

Former ULI chairman, ULI Chicago trustee, chairman of the Shaw Company, and developer of Homan Square, Charles (“Charlie”) H. Shaw (1933−2006) was instrumental in moving forward several key areas of the Institute’s program of work, including advancing discussion of the revitalization of urban neighborhoods and global expansion efforts. In 2001, Charlie endowed the ULI/Charles H. Shaw Forum on Urban Community Issues for the purpose of sustaining the creative exchange of ideas and knowledge for how the public and private sectors can work together on urban development matters.

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