Tag Archives: Leadership

AIA Leadership Institute 2016

The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Leadership Institute is a one-day leadership training event for architects. Join local and industry leaders for an essential training experience that includes learning leadership best practices and how to apply them in professional, industry, community, communication, and design leadership; connecting to a network of local and industry leaders who are changing the leadership dialogue; and accessing relevant content for your career and professional journey. November 18 in 5 different U.S. cities, or online. Register... Read more

Every Place Counts: Leadership Academy

In order to help the public become more comfortable getting involved in transportation decisions, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx launched the Every Place Counts Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy will be geared toward future community leaders who want to improve their communities but have limited experience with the process of making transportation decisions. Read more... Read more

Property Values Increasingly Depend on Transit—and Mayors

Real estate and transportation are increasingly interconnected. The time may be coming when transportation has a greater effect on real estate than interest rates. A speaker at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Shanghai emphasized the importance of city leadership in driving public transit initiatives, which will in turn drive real estate values. Read more... Read more

Webinar: Developing Leadership for Walkable Communities, June 30

​In this America Walks webinar, Guy Williams, a national leader in environmental justice, will recall his experiences in the early days of the environmental justice movement and describe his realization that certain people suffer injustices related to where they live, because rules were set up that way. He will explain that to improve outcomes you need to understand the regulatory framework and then work with allies and non-allies to change it. June 30 at 2 p.m. EST. Learn more and... Read more

Political Will, Bold Leadership Are Necessary Tools for Reinventing Communities

​ A new ULI report describes a variety of public financing tools for cities seeking to reinvent themselves and attract greater private investment. Reaching for the Future: Creative Financing for Small Communities describes innovative funding mechanisms like the Neighborhood Improvement Zone, a tax increment financing district the state of Pennsylvania set up in 2009 to stimulate private investment in Allentown, a former steel town that was facing bankruptcy. The report, however, is not about any one specific financing tool or... Read more

Calling All Elected Leaders of Rural Communities

​ Are you a local elected official in a rural community and interested in smart growth strategies? If so, Smart Growth America wants to hear from you. Later this spring, Smart Growth America’s Local Leaders Council will launch their new Rural Leaders Network, a group of elected and appointed leaders from rural communities across the country. The Network will be an opportunity for rural leaders to share ideas, collaborate, network, and learn how a smart growth approach can work in... Read more

Local Leaders Council’s Policy Forum, July 18-19

​Smart Growth America’s Local Leaders Council’s Policy Forum gives local elected and appointed officials a chance to learn about some of the most innovative smart growth projects in the country. This year’s theme — “Solutions for Local Success” — will allow leaders from communities of all sizes to share their stories and find tools to solve current challenges. The Forum is a unique opportunity to explore the latest policy solutions and network with like-minded colleagues. July 18-19 in Washington, D.C.... Read more

Culture of Health Leaders Program

The Amerian Planning Association (APA) is working with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) partners, the National Collaborative for Health Equity and CommonHealth ACTION, on this leadership and funding opportunity, which will support leaders from sectors that influence health – including planning, economic development, transportation, government, technology, education, public health, business, social service and others. Culture of Health Leaders will collaborate to create a healthier, more equitable future for all people. Applications due April 19. Learn more and apply... Read more

On the Ground Brooklyn: Equity, the Deep (Grass)Roots, and Community-led Change, Oct. 12-15

​ Ioby (“In Our Back Yards”) is a ground-breaking vehicle for resident-led change, using the power of online crowd-funding and resource organizing to spur resident-led change in diverse neighborhoods at the “deep-roots” – groups with no paid staff, nonprofit status or an existing donor base. Through ioby, residents have tools for building social and monetary capital and increasing citizen engagement and leadership, all in the context of improving neighborhoods and making institutions more responsive to people who might otherwise be... Read more
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