Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania —Advisory Services Panel


The City of Pittsburgh continues to demonstrate a successful transformation from an older rust-belt city to a city of the new economy. The city gets with high marks for addressing the needs of millennials and leveraging the educational and technological opportunities associated with the myriad of universities and techy businesses . However, with all of its recent success many neighborhoods continue to struggle. The East End communities: East Liberty, Larimer, Homewood, Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar and East Hills suffer from high crime, low homeownership, neglected infrastructure and minimal economic development. …
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Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa — Advisory Services Panel

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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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SouthPark, Charlotte, NC —Advisory Services Panel


While SouthPark has historically been an office and retail location, the study area is currently in a significant phase of its evolution. Current development is transforming this suburban activity center to an urban activity center. However, due to the changing trends in development and redevelopment, the community’s desire to protect the existing surrounding single family character, and the increased infrastructure demands, SouthPark requires a comprehensive strategy to sustain and strength the areas future as a premier Charlotte community to live, work, play and invest….
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St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana—Advisory Services Panel

St. Tammany Parish, is located on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain. St. Tammany Parish (Parish) is separated from the major population centers of Orleans Parish and Jefferson Parish by a twenty-six mile bridge on the eastern edge of Lake Pontchartrain, and the 24-mile Lake Pontchartrain Causeway at the Lake’s center. The Parish is included within the Greater New Orleans MSA. Construction of the Causeway, some 50 years ago, transformed the Parish from a low-density, rural community into the fastest growing parish in the State of Louisiana, with the fifth largest population in the State. The Parish continues to experience both the sustained and sudden influx of residents and businesses from coastal and flood-prone areas of Southeast Louisiana, intensifying the strain of recovery from the seven major disasters that have hit Southeast Louisiana over the last ten years….
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Fort Worth, Texas—Advisory Services Panel

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The Urban land Institute was asked by the sponsors to evaluate and provide strategic advice regarding the development potential of the land which Butler Place, the city’s oldest and predominately African American housing project, is situated. The FWHA’s 2015-2019 Strategic Action Plan calls for the Butler Place Apartments to be evaluated for redevelopment under the right circumstances, namely due to the high maintenance costs of the dated housing, the concentration of poverty, and the isolation of the residents from the larger community. The proximity of the site to the successful downtown Fort Worth and the availability of new federal funds provides an significant opportunity for redevelopment of this site into a mixed-income, mixed-use site that can retain its historic place as a location for African American families while enhancing opportunities for interaction with the Schools District’s new STEM Arts School at the historic IM Terrell School….
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Largo Town Center, Maryland—Advisory Services Panel


Located in Prince George’s County, five miles east of Washington, D.C., the mixed-use Largo Town Center is highly accessible by automobile, intesecting several regionally important highways and roadways. The area contains approximately 800 acres of land, more than 200 acres of which are vacant or undeveloped. The center is focused round the Largo Town Center Metro Station, which is the terminal station for the Blue Line and Silver Line in Prince George’s County, and offers direct rapid transit access to the rest of the Washington metropolitan region….
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