The Daniel Rose Fellowship is a year-long program (from fall of the first year to fall of the next) intended to benefit its participating fellows with leadership training and professional development opportunities, and benefit their respective cities with technical assistance on a local land use challenge. The program is focused on leadership, integrated problem solving, public-private collaboration, and peer-to-peer learning. The mayors of four large American cities are invited to participate in the Rose Fellowship program each year.
They each in turn select three fellows (city department or public agency directors with land use decision-making authority) and a team coordinator who together choose a local land use challenge on which they will receive technical assistance from faculty experts assembled by ULI and their peers from the other three fellowship cities. The program of work includes the ULI Fall and Spring Meetings, a study tour of another US or foreign city, study visits to each of the four fellowship cities, and a working retreat. The Rose Center assigns each fellowship city two faculty members (experts in urban design and development) who co-chair their study visit panel, provide additional advice and feedback at a working retreat, and return to each city for a short follow-up visit. Each fellow also serves as a study visit panelist to another fellowship city to encourage peer-to-peer learning.
Additional subject matter experts and Rose Center Advisory Board members (who include former mayors and planning directors as well as real estate industry leaders ), also participate in each city’s study visit panel and attend the working retreat to provide public- and private-sector perspectives.
To date, the fellowship has served the following 16 U.S. cities: Austin, Charlotte, Detroit, Hartford, Houston, Kansas City, Louisville, Minneapolis, Nashville, Oakland, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Providence, Sacramento, Tacoma, and Tampa