2011-2012 Daniel Rose Fellows

The mayors of Kansas City, MO; Oakland, CA; Providence, RI; and Tampa, FL, plus 12 additional local land use leaders from these cities have been selected as the 2011-2012 class of fellows for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use. Each of the four mayors is leading a team of three additional fellows, including public- and private-sector representatives, from their respective cities.

The year-long Daniel Rose Fellowship provides participants with leadership training and professional development opportunities, and it benefits their respective cities by offering technical assistance on a local land-use challenge.


Meet the Fellows

Kansas City




Mayor James

Mayor Sly James

Mayor Quan

Mayor Jean Quan

Mayor Taveras

Mayor Angel Taveras

Mayor Buckhorn

Mayor Bob Buckhorn


Bob Langenkamp


Aliza Gallo


Jim DeRentis


Bob McDonaugh


John McGurk


Gregory Hunter


Matthew Jerzyk


Leroy Moore


Bridgette Williams


Deanna Santana


Bonnie Nickerson


Jim Shimberg

The Land Use Challenges

Here are summaries of the challenges selected by the four cities.

Kansas City: The West Bottoms area of Kansas City is a unique area posing a number of land use challenges. This 785 acre triangular area is bound by the Missouri River on the north, the Kansas state line on the west, and Southwest Boulevard and the Bluff diagonally to the east. How can Kansas City leverage the history, heritage, and recent investment in the West Bottoms, along with the new spirit of bi-state collaboration, to create a sustainable, successful future for the area? Read more.

Oakland: Broadway is one of the main commercial corridors in Oakland, encompassing 3.25 miles from the base of the Oakland Hills to the Oakland Waterfront at Jack London Square. The Oakland Daniel Rose Fellows would like to focus on the corridor and create a catalytic strategy that will link the various neighborhoods and enliven downtown Oakland. Read more.

Providence: The City of Providence seeks to identify an implementation plan and economic development strategy to reposition and revitalize Olneyville Square as a viable, mixed‐use urban district. The City has identified job creation and transportation infrastructure improvements as the first steps in achieving urban revitalization in the Square, but needs clear direction on how to implement those improvements in the near term. Read more.

Tampa: The City of Tampa, in coordination with the Tampa Housing Authority, seeks to transform & revitalize an aged and underutilized riverfront development area, which is located to the immediate northwest of the Central Business District along the western boundary of the Hillsborough River. The area contains approximately 120 acres with more than 7,200 linear feet of river frontage. More than 80 percent of the redevelopment area is owned by various public agencies. Read more.