ULI Toronto: Curtner Urban Leadership Program 2021-2022: Placemaking and Placekeeping in Planning


2021-10-01 - 2022-06-30

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    6th Annual Curtner Urban Leadership Program
    Placemaking and Placekeeping in Planning
    ULI Toronto’s Curtner Urban Leadership Program is an annual curriculum-based program designed to challenge multi-disciplinary emerging industry leaders to work with communities to advance responsible, transformative, and positive city-building. The program is sponsored by BDP Quadrangle in memory of one of its founding partners, Brian L. Curtner and reflects many of his passions, including city building, mentorship and collaboration.
    Our mission is to cultivate thought and industry leadership by immersing emerging leaders in the real estate and land use industry in the challenges and opportunities of developing the Greater Toronto Area and the Greater Golden Horseshoe area.
    2021-2022 PROGRAM OVERVIEW
    Placemaking and placekeeping, while widely recognized as being an important element of community and real estate development and planning, are generally seen as something that the GTA only rarely does well.  Over the coming 8 months, the Curtner Leadership Program is going to focus on placemaking and placekeeping in a planning, land use and development context. Program participants shall be immersed in monthly sessions focused on specific related topics, identify and discuss problems, issues and challenges and provide holistic and inclusive solutions with real examples and emerging best practices.  In addition to the monthly sessions, the participants will work in groups to develop the first iteration of a specific plan for an assigned place within the GTA.  These plans will be presented at a public Town Hall at the end of the program in June 2022.
    The 2021-2022 Program highlight is an (optional) in-person visit to Montreal (Spring 2022 and at an additional cost), supplemented with some virtual visits, to explore real-life examples of placemaking and placekeeping in the city, and to hear from and interact with the on-the-ground leaders responsible this work.
    Program Application
    The Curtner Urban Leadership Program is specifically targeted to mid-career real estate, development, and planning professionals in the industry or public service.  However, a limited number of spaces will be reserved for high potential early career professionals, and some spaces will be made available at a subsidized rate for professionals working in/with community and not-for-profit groups.
    PROGRAM COST (Members Only)
    ULI Member: $1,500
    Annual Sponsor Rate: $1.200
    Public Sector Member Rate: $500
    Double vaccination and face mask are required to attend in-person sessions.
    In-person visit to Montreal (Spring 2022) will be optional at an additional cost.
    Program fee shall be charged upon acceptance of application.
    Thursday, September 30, 2021
    Cohort Size: (Up to) 30 participants.

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