Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs)
Technical Assistance Panels
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has a long history of providing unbiased, pragmatic solutions and best practice advice on land use and sustainable development. ULI Toronto’s Technical Assistance Panels have helped identify strategic, practical solutions for the most challenging issues facing today’s communities through cultivating a multi-disciplinary team of local experts from ULI’s membership, who, together, collaborate to address a challenge.
ULI Toronto’s Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) provides comprehensive and strategic advice in response to a specific land use or development assignment. The TAP program is intentionally flexible to provide organizations a customized approach to addressing specific local issues.
Why use a TAP
Using a TAP leverages the expertise of ULI Members, provides a non-partisan and market-driven recommendations, and can help garner support for addressing challenges within a community. TAP panelists are selected from the District Council’s membership to address land use challenges that require local knowledge to resolve.
TAPs provide strategic advice to help communities, companies, and organizations address key land use and real estate development issues. In addition, TAPs provide a sounding board for cutting-edge issues in urban, suburban, and rural markets, such as: attainable housing, infrastructure, building healthy places, evaluating growth issues, analyzing the re-use of existing properties, and more.
The Technical Assistance Panel Process
Pre-Panel: Information gathering in cooperation with the sponsoring organization to prepare a briefing book summarizing land use assignment.
Panel: Range from a half day to two full days on-site with ULI member experts focused on the land-use challenge. Panelists are informed by a private sponsor briefing, study area tour, confidential stakeholder interviews, and feedback from the community. The TAP concludes with a presentation of recommendations to the sponsor.
Post-Panel: Presentation highlighting the outcomes of the panel, printed report summarizing assignment and outlining practical recommendations for next steps, program follow-up also available on an as-needed basis.
Call for TAPs Application
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