Saint Consulting CEO Mike Saint and Senior Vice President Jay Vincent will lead a discussion on elevating design through public involvement and politics — and whether it’s even possible — at the Urban Land Institute’s 75th Anniversary Fall Meeting in Los Angeles, October 24 to 26.
More than 5,600 ULI members have registered for the Fall Meeting, which runs from Monday through Wednesday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Among the featured speakers will be former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, financier/philanthropist Michael Milken and David Bonderman, cofounder of equity giant TPG.
The session involving Saint Consulting and the new Saint Index survey results is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 26).
A description of the program is below:
Elevating Design Through Public Involvement and Politics: Is It Possible?
Pressure on developers, city staff and elected officials to respond to NIMBY demands while protecting private property rights has made developing projects more difficult and contentious than ever. Session participants will get to see data provided by the Saint Index which has tracked public attitudes towards development across more than 15 unique uses throughout the United States. Session participants will also learn how to work efficiently with government officials, staff, the community, and media to achieve success when dealing with controversial projects and limited resources. Thoughtful observations and insights by the speakers from both private and public sectors will highlight the opportunities and challenges in dealing with a variety of design, community and budget issues, and include real-world lessons to assist in navigating the outreach and approval processes more effectively.
- Jay Vincent, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Saint Consulting
- Diane Gaynor, Executive Vice President and Partner, Roni Hicks & Associates
- Ken Ryan, Principal, KTGY Group, and former Mayor, City of Yorba Linda
- Sheri Vander Dussen, Planning Director, City of Anaheim
- Mike Saint, Chief Executive Officer, Saint Consulting