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Community & Economic Development

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Community & Economic Development: The UrbanPlan for Elected Officials

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Developed by the Urban Land Institute (ULI), UrbanPlan is a realistic and engaging simulation in which participants learn about and wrestle with the fundamental forces that affect urban development. Participants, playing the role of an interdisciplinary real estate development team, will experience the challenging issues, private and public sector roles, complex trade-offs, and fundamental economics... Read more »

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Leading Through Disruption: You don’t know what’s coming but you know you need to be ready for it

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One certainty of municipal leadership is that disruption happens in all cities, whether by accident or design. When change happens, leaders, staff, and residents all respond from our own interests and needs. Structuring governance to account for and engage with those stakeholders before, during, and after disruption ensures a stronger path forward for everyone; it... Read more »