Parks technical assistance activities have includes Advisory Services Panels and national study visits on parks, Technical Assistance panels, and other related Advisory Services Panels.
Advisory Services panels and national study visits focused on parks and open space have been a key part of the Building Healthy Places Initiative. The Advisory Services panels are five-day-long convenings of national panelists to tackle local challenges, and the national study visits take place over two-and-a-half days with a mix of national and local experts.
Advisory Services Panels on Parks
|Kansas City, Missouri||December 2019|
|Fort Lauderdale||October 2019|
|Austin, Texas||August 2019||Presentation|
|The Hemisfair in San Antonio, Texas||April 2019||Presentation|
|Detroit, Michigan||April 2019||Presentation|
|The Stitch in Atlanta, Georgia||February 2019||Presentation|
|Sacramento, California||September 2018||Presentation|
|St. Paul, Minnesota (Rondo neighborhood)||March 2018||Presentation|
“Finding a Funding Solution to Maintain Detroit’s Parks,” Urban Land, May 2, 2019.
“To Woo Millennials, Atlanta Considers Covering Highways With Parks,” The Wall Street Journal, January 1, 2019.
“The Urban Land Institute To Advise Central Atlanta Progress On Planning And Development Of The ‘Stitch,’ A Proposal For Vibrant Park Space Along I-75 And I-85 Connector,” Saporta Report, February 18, 2019.
“Planning for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development in Sacramento,” Urban Land, November 12, 2018.
St Paul, Minnesota
“How to connect and heal St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood,” Star Tribune, February 16, 2021.
“Deck parks’ restore community ties in neighborhoods divided by highways,” The Christian Science Monitor, July 30, 2018.
“Reconnecting a Bisected Neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota,” Urban Land, March 29, 2018.
“Fired up about Rondo’: Land-bridge concept for St. Paul neighborhood gets a boost,” Minnesota Post, March 28, 2018.
“Support builds for bridge over I-94 in St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood,” Star Tribune, March 24, 2018.
National Study Visits on Parks
|Grand Rapids, Michigan||March 2019||Presentation|
|Lewisville, Texas (The Triangle)||March 2019||Presentation|
|Camden, New Jersey (Cramer Hill)||October 2019||Presentation|
|Los Angeles, California (Boyle Heights)||November 2019||Presentation|
|Memphis, Tennessee (South Memphis)||January 2020||Presentation|
|Lynnwood, Washington (City Center)||February 2020||Presentation|
Convened by District Councils, the local chapters of ULI, Technical Assistance panels (TAPs) provide expert, multidisciplinary, and objective advice on land use and real estate issues facing public agencies and nonprofit organizations. Panelists, selected amongst the local District Council membership, provide a range of expertise from development, finance, and design to market analysis, planning, and architecture.
The TAPs highlighted below, outline opportunities for integrating park and open space investments into local plans and projects and include recommendations for financing, design, phasing, and community engagement.
Technical Assistance Panels
Finally, the additional ASPs highlighted below outline opportunities for integrating park and open space investments into local plans and projects and include recommendations for financing, design, phasing, and community engagement.