ULI- Leveraging Existing Assets
Thursday, May 24, 2012
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EDT
Jacksonville, FL, United States
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This panel will focus on infrastructure leadership at the regional and local level, and explores how federal, state, and local leaders are making infrastructure projects happen in a constrained funding environment. The former Mayor of Pittsburgh will highlight the growing use of ballot measures to fund roads, transit and open-space projects. The panelists will also review the Atlanta region’s new economic redevelopment and mobility project that will shape the way Atlanta grows throughout the next several decades. Initiated by the Atlanta Development Authority in 2006, the Atlanta Beltline provides a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting 45 neighborhoods directly to each other. It is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta. We will also learn about the new initiative from Mayor Alvin Brown -- the first African American Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida -- to spur economic development, leverage the city assets, and place more properties back on the tax rolls.