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  • Asha Agrawal
    STUDENT INTERNSHIP SUMMER 2009 ULI San Francisco seeks a 4-day/week Intern for our Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Opportunity Site Tours and Technical
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      ULI San Francisco seeks a 4-day/week Intern for our Transit-Oriented
      Development (TOD) Opportunity Site Tours and Technical Assistance Panels,
      culminating in a day-long "TOD MarketPlace" connecting cities and
      developers to transit-oriented development.

      Project Goals:

      1. Educate Bay Area priority-growth cities on the feasiblity of their
      proposed TOD plans.
      2. Educate developers on the TOD desires of both the regional agencies and
      local jurisdictions.
      3. Over time, ensure well-designed, high-density housing and mixed-use
      projects are built at targeted Bay Area stations.

      Project Background:

      The Bay Area expects a surge of 1.7 million new people over the next 25
      years. Unless we change our current growth patterns, new development will
      continue to bulldoze our farmland and hillsides for low-density fringe
      development. Low and middle income families will continue to be pushed out
      of existing communities in the Bay Area, and quality of life will plummet
      as congestion skyrockets and those who don?t drive become increasingly

      To help address these issues, many excellent non-profit and advocacy
      organizations are now championing the cause of Transit-Oriented
      Development or "Great Communities" in the Bay Area. The piece that is too
      often missing from such efforts is practitioners: those professionals who
      actually finance and build housing and mixed-use projects. The purpose of
      this project is to fill that gap by tapping the Urban Land Institute's
      developer and land use professional Bay Area membership and matching them
      with target cities' needs. This project is a collaboration between ULI
      and the Metropolitian Transportation Comission, the Association of Bay
      Area Governments, the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern
      California, and Reconnecting America/Center for Transit Oriented

      Project Activities:

      - 6 TOD Opportunity Tours, advertised to all ULI's 2,400 Bay Area members
      and open to the public.
      - 6 ULI Technical Assistance Panels meetings and interviews with city
      staff and leaders
      - 1 Day-Long TOD MarketPlace scheduled for September 2009 providing a
      regional overview, model case studies, ?opportunity sites? gallery and
      Technical Asssistance Panels for targeted cities.
      - 1 Bay Area TOD MarketPlace 2009 Report, published and distributed
      throughout the region and online

      Intern?s responsibilities:
      ? Serve as staff liaison to Technical Assistance Panelists, cities,
      and regional partner agencies.
      ? Work with participating city planners to prepare ?briefing
      packets? for Technical Assistance Panelists.
      ? Coordinate Opportunity Site Tours and Panel meetings.
      ? Work with ULI staff to plan regional TOD MarketPlace conference.
      ? Maintain records and documentation of all activities.
      ? Author 1 or 2 of the cities? Technical Assistance Panels published
      final reports, edit final report.
      ? (If interested/has skills:) opportunity to extend internship to
      include graphic design for final report.

      Intern benefits:
      ? Build relationships with a broad network of professionals in the
      planning and urban development fields.
      ? Travel to a variety of Bay Area TOD sites and work directly with
      local stakeholders.
      ? Gain a practical understanding of how market cycles, local
      planning objectives, and developer motivations shape the implementation of
      TOD in the Bay Area.
      ? Author credit.
      ? Potential for university credit (i.e. DCRP?s ?professional
      ? 1 year free membership to ULI and free admittance to all local ULI
      programs (80 programs/year)

      $2,500 for 4 days/week, May ? September (opportunity to continue through
      December to complete editing and graphic design of report)

      To apply:
      Please submit cover letter and resume BY MARCH 1st, 2009 to Kate White,
      ULI San Francisco Executive Director at: kwhite@.... Intern will be
      selected by April 1, 2009.

      The Urban Land Institute's mission is to provide leadership in the
      responsible use of land and to build and sustain thriving communities
      worldwide. On the local level, the ULI San Francisco District Council
      serves the Bay Area's public and private sectors with professional land
      use expertise and education.

      Kate White, Executive Director
      Four Embarcadero Center, Suite 700
      San Francisco, CA 94110

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