The development of partnerships is critical to meet the mission of the Curtis Infrastructure Initiative which identifies and promotes infrastructure solutions that make cities more equitable, resilient, and enhance long-term community value.
We believe that smart infrastructure solutions cannot be met without effective public/private partnerships at the local level. This is why the Curtis Infrastructure Initiative directly supports ULI global member engagement through District Councils, Product Councils, and sharing best practices through forums, webinars, and other convenings.
Some key program goals for developing partnerships include the following:
- Broaden the definition of infrastructure to better build community and place.
- Provide technical assistance activity resulting in outcomes such as shifts in policy and practice, change in community/industry prioritization, change in design/planning, and/or new infrastructure projects.
- Promote locally driven infrastructure investments that create effective public/private partnerships including innovative and traditional financing approaches.
- Provide replicable, sustainable, and model solutions to communities nationwide and globally.
We also strategically engage with other organizations and coalitions to promote equitable and resilient infrastructure solutions that enhance long-term community value.