Urban Land Institute Professional Development Webinar: Managing Successful Entitlements

Urban Land Institute Professional Development Webinar: Managing Successful Entitlements

Urban Land Institute

Summary: Great plans and projects often collapse in the face of NIMBY opposition and the reluctance of public officials to make controversial or unpopular decisions. Gain practical how-to knowledge to put together your own outreach and lobbying plans. Participants learn how to assess politicians' decision-making styles and communications biases; avoid or manage hostile audiences; minimize community resistance; and turn pro-project attitudes into pro-project action.

Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Time: 1:30 EDT to 3:30 EDT

Length: 2 hours (1.5 hrs. lecture followed by 30 mins. Q & A.)

Who Should Participate: This webinar provides fundamental information about winning entitlements for developers, builders, lenders, planners, public relations professionals, land use attorneys, architects, engineers, and public officials.

Managing Successful Entitlements

Speaker: Debra Stein
GCA Strategies
San Francisco, CA

Debra Stein is president of GCA Strategies, a public affairs firm specializing in controversial projects across the nation. She is the author of several books on NIMBYism and has almost 25 years of experience building community and political acceptance for land use projects.

Ms. Stein is a full member of the Urban Land Institute and, within ULI, a member of the Transit-Oriented Development Council,, the Program Committee, and the Policy and Practice Committee. She is also a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, the International Association of Participation Professionals, and the California Bar Association.

Ms. Stein has a BS in Political Management from UC Berkeley and a law degree from the University of San Francisco.

Posted December 4, 2008

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