Internship - San Francisco - Urban Land Institute - TOD program
- STUDENT INTERNSHIP SUMMER 2009
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.
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
3. Over time, ensure well-designed, high-density housing and mixed-use
projects are built at targeted Bay Area stations.
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
- 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
? 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.
? 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
? 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)
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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