Real estate development and land use planning in the Bay Area is complex and challenging. ULI San Francisco’s Technical Assistance for Communities (TA4C) committee offers a range of technical advice, educational resources, and professional development opportunities to help cities, counties, public agencies, and communities enhance their understanding of the processes and advance the development of more sustainable and vibrant communities.
Technical Assistance Panel
The Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) program provides expert, multidisciplinary advice to local government, public agencies, and non-profit organizations facing complex land use and real estate issues. The strength of our TAPs programs comes from the cross-section of expert panelists who have an interest in sharing their expertise as non-biased third parties and will examine issues from multiple perspectives to produce recommendations and an implementation strategy that is based on sound information, community realties, and best practices.
UrbanPlan for Communities
UrbanPlan for Communities is an immersive, hands-on full day workshop for elected or appointed public officials and community leaders designed to highlight the inherent competing priorities and trade-offs required to bring development projects to light. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of their own role in shaping the built environment and the tools to create a collaborate relationship with private sector partners to make projects a success for all stakeholders.
ULI SF’s Development Fundamentals program provides a substantive introduction to the fundamental issues and concepts in the real estate industry and is designed for public sector staff working in the field. The course is comprised of up to seven sessions that are customized for each city or agency’s needs and covers real estate finance and negotiation, public-private partnerships, financing affordable housing, infrastructure and public finance, the feasibility of different construction types, and the public process.
Housing Feasibility Consultation
As we continue to address CA’s housing crisis, there is an opportunity to re-envision exclusionary and restrictive zoning regulations for smart growth. ULI SF’s new Housing Feasibility Consultation examines common conflicts between zoning regulations and the practicalities of housing construction, as well as the resulting impacts on housing costs through an educational webinar and one-on-one analysis.
Contact Joy Woo, ULI SF Senior Director at [email protected] to learn more about Technical Assistance for Communities offerings.
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