Land Use Policy and Real Estate Development Resources
The Land Use Policy and Real Estate Development CoP will work with member-practitioners to to provide best practices and resources for topics around land use, including real estate development, mixed-use planning, and zoning.
UMA Toolkits, Resources, & Initiatives
“Non-Profit Real Estate Development” Toolkit
This toolkit is meant to help manufacturers and developers understand each other so they can better identify and pursue opportunities to work together. The toolkit also aims to inform state, local, and federal government actors on the particular challenges that urban manufacturers face in securing the space they need. Lastly, it promotes the development of policy and financing tools that can lower some of the barriers to nonprofit industrial development that now impede the growth of vibrant, diverse, and stable industrial communities.
UMA Event Recordings
Webinar: “Scaling Small-Batch Food Production in Cities,” featuring Jen Faigel of CommonWealth Kitchen, Maya Atlas of Union Kitchen, and Anita Shepherd of Anita’s Yogurt; facilitated by Ilana Preuss of Recast City and Leah Archibald of Evergreen. Watch the session here and our webinar takeaways can be found here.
Webinar: “How to Retain Maker and Manufacturer Industries through Creative Zoning Tools: Lessons from Indianapolis, Nashville, and Somerville,” featuring Tammara Tracy from the City of Indianapolis; Brian Phelps from Hawkins Partners in Nashville; and George Proakis from the City of Somerville; facilitated by Ilana Preuss of Recast City and Leah Archibald of Evergreen. Download the presentation here. December 2016. Our Webinar Report Out can be found here.
Webinar: “Breweries and Downtown Redevelopment: A Case Study of Cincinnati’s Brewery District and Rhinegeist Brewery,” facilitated by Ilana Preuss of Recast City and featuring Steven Hampton of The Brewery District Urban Redevelopment Corporation and Bryant Goulding of Rhinegest Brewery. Download the presentation here.
Webinar: “A Tale of Non-Profit Development in Two Cities: San Francisco and Indianapolis,” facilitated by UMA Board Director Michael Cooper and featuring Abbie Wertheim of SFMade and UMA Board Director Eric Strickland of Riley Area Development Corporation
Presentation: “Economic Development and the Manufacturing Ecosystem,” by Nancey Green Leigh, Professor of City and Regional Planning Georgia Institute of Technology about what the manufacturing ecosystem is, and what needs to be in place in terms of zoning, land use, capital and policy to help that ecosystem thrive
Presentation: “The Lower Schuylkill Masterplan,” by Michael Cooper, former Assistant Vice President, Market Development, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, describes the plans for redevelopment of a 4,000 acre section of Southwest Philadelphia to satisfy both the environmental and economic needs of a growing industrial economy
Presentation: “Policy networks and overcoming brownfield barriers to urban manufacturing,” by Nathaniel Hoelzel, School of City and Regional Planning Georgia Institute of Technology, on the presence of brownfields and their impacts in inner-city neighborhoods
Presentation: “Indianapolis and Industrial Reuse,” by Rachel McIntosh, Fmr Senior Program Officer, LISC Indianapolis & Joe Bowling, Englewood Community Development Corporation, on the expansion of their neighborhood redevelopment efforts
UMA Member Publications
“An Industrial Land and Market Study for the City of Philadelphia,” published by the City of Philadelphia