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WLI Cocktails and Content Recap

On December 11, 2017, ULI Columbus and the Women’s Leadership Initiative hosted the annual Cocktails and Content at NBBJ’s offices at 250 High. The event featured a keynote by Lisa Wise, a national urban planning and economics expert. Wise discussed the major demographic shifts that are happening across the country as well as the planning efforts that cities like Austin and San Francisco are implementing to get ahead of these dramatic changes. View Lisa Wise’s Presentation.

Yaromir Steiner, ULI Columbus District Council Chair, welcomed the audience and discussed ULI Columbus’s newly implemented purpose, “to contribute to the prosperity of Central Ohio communities and the well-being of area residents by providing leadership in responsible land use.” This purpose has led to the creation of three new task forces, Planned Growth, Attainable Housing, and Transportation. Steiner

To serve as an introduction to ULI’s new task forces, three ULI Columbus members provided sprint round presentations discussing key takeaways from the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles on these topics.

Planned Growth by Kimberly Sharp, AICP | Deputy Director of Planning and Development, City of Westerville
Attainable Housing by Sama Kassem | Asset Manager/Development, Casto
Transportation by Joanne L. Shelly, AICP, RLA, LEED BD+C | Urban Designer / Landscape Architect, City of Dublin

This knowledge sharing forum was made possible with the support of Knowlton School Alumni Society, Jezerinac Geers, and NBBJ.

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