A group of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts representing the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will be making recommendations to the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) on how to enhance parks and open space in the City’s urban core. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary real estate organization whose work is driven by 45,000-plus members dedicated to responsible land use and building thriving, sustainable communities.
The Advisory Services panel is being conducted in conjunction with the 10-Minute Walk Campaign, a national movement striving to ensure that residents of urban neighborhoods throughout America have access to a high-quality park within a ten-minute walk from their homes. The 10-Minute Walk Campaign, which has been endorsed by over 230 mayors, involves a partnership between the Urban Land Institute, The Trust for Public Land, and the National Recreation and Park Association.
The ULI representatives, convened through ULI’s renowned Advisory Services Program, will be visiting the city October 13-18. Sponsored by the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority, the Advisory Services panelists will consider:
- How to develop a new vision for Huizenga Plaza, including new uses, programming design and operational management, along with identifying funding mechanisms and a recommended implementation strategy to support this vision;
- What criteria is necessary for the acquisition and development of new park space downtown, along with a strategic decision-making process;
- Identifying outreach strategies and partnerships to help gain strong public support for changes and improvements to existing park space; and
- How the public and private sector can work together to explain the benefits for property owners and developers to participate in a public parks program.
On Friday, Oct. 18, the public is invited to hear the panel’s recommendations at the Broward Center for the performing Arts from 9-10:30 a.m.
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