ULI Rose Center 2012 Mayors’ Forum

The ULI Rose Center hosted the Mayors’ Forum on the role of public-private partnerships in city building during the ULI Fall Meeting in Denver, CO. The event contained two moderated panel discussions focused on cross-sector discussion regarding public/private partnerships and how PPPs represent the nexus between the public sector’s needs and the private sector’s goals.

Mayors’ Forum on the role of public-private partnerships in city building

Thursday, October 18, 2012 l Forum: 2:30-5:30 pm
Embassy Suites Denver Downtown/Convention Center
1420 Stout Street l Crestone Ballroom (3rd Floor)

Public/Private Partnership Practitioners’ Panel A facilitated conversation between public- and private-sector practitioners will discuss balancing public benefits with private risk.

Moderator: Helen Chin, Program Officer, Surdna Foundation – moderator

  • Gene Conti, Secretary of Transportation, State of North Carolina (2010-2011 Rose Fellow)
  • Tracy Huggins, Executive Director, Denver Urban Renewal Authority
  • Bert Mathews, President, Mathews Development Company (2009-2010 Rose Fellow)
  • Greg Weaver, Executive VP, Catellus Development Corp

Mayors’ Panel on Public/Private Partnership The mayors will examine shared challenges and opportunities of public leadership in shaping a city’s urban spaces and revitalizing neighborhoods. They will also share their cities’ experience with ULI and the Daniel Rose Fellowship, and take questions from the audience.

Moderator: Henry Cisneros, Founder and Chair, CityView, Los Angeles, CA
Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (1993-97) and Mayor of San Antonio (1981-89)


2011-2012 Rose Fellows:

2012-2013 Rose Fellows:

A reception honoring public-sector attendees followed immediately afterward. This event was free to Fall Meeting registrants. Videos and photos the event are accessible by clicking on the links to the right.


This event was generously sponsored by Catellus Development Corp. and OliverMcMillan.

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