The Urban Land Institute is inviting members of the Utah Alliance to participate in a hands-on workshop to learn the ins and outs of redevelopment. Participants in this workshop will work in teams to respond to a hypothetical Request for Proposal for the redevelopment of a site in a fictitious town of Yorktown. This workshop will enable public officials to better understand the treadeoffs and risks at play in the entitlement and negotiation process associated with land use, especially in public/private partnerships.
UrbanPlan is a daylong simulation of a planning process involving teams that work together using legos, a site plan and a spreadsheet to respond to a fictional RFP for the neighborhoods in local cities and communities in Utah. Teams must decide how dense to build out a 5 ½ block area, whether to keep or move a homeless shelter, what type of retail is appropriate and which neighborhood groups to keep happy – all while meeting the financial projections of the City and the Developer (your boss). The day ends with teams presenting to a mock City Council that will award the project to the team with the best proposal.
Through the UrbanPlan for Public Officials workshop, participants will gain a deeper understanding of their own role in the shaping of the built environment and the tools to create a collaborative relationship with private sector partners to make city-led projects a success. To see a simulation of this workshop, go to this youtube clip.
Leverage Public/Private Partnerships
The workshop will enable public officials to better understand the trade-offs and risk at play in the entitlement and negotiation process associated with land use, especially in public/private partnerships (P3s). The UrbanPlan case study is an example of a city-led redevelopment effort where compromise needs to be met between the locality, development team selected in the RFP, and the community. Join an UrbanPlan for Public Officials workshop and learn the tools needed to make your community successful.
Interested in how we fit so much into a day-long workshop? Check out a sample agenda.