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7th Annual Curtner Urban Leadership Program
Tackling Civic Challenges with Community Joy
Deadline to apply: Friday, September 23, 2022
Cohort size: (up to) 30 participants
ULI Toronto's Curtner Urban Leadership Program is 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.
The program's 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.
2022/2023 Program Overview
The focus of this year’s Curtner Urban Leadership Program will be on understanding city building opportunities as something to be excited about instead daunted by. We will prioritize civic challenges and issues, investigate alternative approaches from around the world, and develop solutions that appreciate the challenge but also celebrate and engage communities with joy. The participants will lead monthly sessions focused on specific related topics, identify and discuss problems, issues and challenges and provide solutions, examples and best/emerging practices. In addition to the monthly sessions, the participants will work in groups to develop a community-focused, joy-enabling approach or intervention to a selected development challenge. These plans will be presented at a public Town Hall at the end of the program.
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: $1,650 + HST
Annual Sponsor Rate: $1,350 + HST
Public Sector Member Rate: $550 + HST
Program fee shall be charged upon acceptance of application.