Monthly Archives: October 2015

Mayors of Birmingham, Denver, Long Beach and Rochester Selected as 2016 Class of Daniel Rose Fellows

The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) today announced that mayors from four cities—Birmingham, Ala.; Denver; Long Beach, Calif.; and Rochester, N.Y.—have been selected as the 2016 class of Daniel Rose Fellows by the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use. Mayors William Bell, Michael Hancock, Robert Garcia and Lovely Warren will lead teams from their respective cities who will receive technical assistance on a local land use challenge from NLC, ULI and their peers from the other fellowship cities. The four city teams … Read More

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Airbnb Allows Cities to Both Shrink and Swell, Says CEO Chesky

By Patrick J. Kiger Eight years ago, Airbnb cofounder and CEO Brian Chesky was a struggling graphic designer hoping to come up with rent money by inviting people attending a conference to stay at the San Francisco apartment he shared with roommate, Joe Gebbia. Today, the 34-year-old Chesky is the chief executive officer of a $25 billion company that offers lodging in 1.7 million private homes across the planet. It, along with companies such as Uber, is part of a fast-growing sharing sector that already is altering—some say disrupting—traditional players … Read More

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