In an effort to strengthen land use decision making among local government leaders and to foster regional solutions to land use challenges, ULI Washington has launched the Regional Fellows program, modeled after the Daniel Rose Fellowship, a program of the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use, which is jointly operated by ULI and the National League of Cities.

ULI Washington has selected three jurisdictions in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region to participate in the pilot year of the program—Montgomery County, Maryland; Fairfax County, Virginia; and the city of Alexandria, Virginia. Four fellows and a program coordinator from each jurisdiction will participate in the yearlong program, which will kick off with an all-day meeting February 2 at ULI headquarters in Washington, D.C.

At a February 2 kickoff, ULI Washington held a kickoff retreat for the Fellows, and Rose Center Fellowship Director Gideon Berger facilitated a session with Rose Fellowship alumna Marja Winters and Rose Center faculty member Calvin Gladney.