The City as a Solution with Rodney M. Milton, Jr.

Dot Dot Dot: The NINE dot ARTS Podcast
Episode 30

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As a longtime public servant and the Executive Director of ULI Colorado, special guest Rodney M. Milton, Jr., joins dot dot dot: The NINE dot ARTS to share his experience building healthy places from Atlanta to Denver. Rodney and host Martha Weidmann discuss the “city as a solution,” and what is needed for cities to become regenerative – to renew, restore, and continuously come back stronger. Rodney reflects on his tenure in city planning and development in Atlanta, sharing best practices around equitable development, urban planning, community retention, and creative placemaking as strategies to support a city’s growth. Tune in for special insights on harnessing the power of the public and private sectors to enable positive social and economic change.

Discussed in the Episode: 
Urban Land Institute
ULI Colorado
Shea Hembrey TedTalk: How I Became 100 Artists
One Atlanta: Housing Affordability Action Plan
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Six Dimensions of National Culture by Geert Hofstede
Luís M. A. Bettencourt
Luís Bettencourt on The Science of Cities
Downtown Denver Partnership
Kourtny Garrett, CEO, Downtown Denver Partnership
The Lucky Strike Water Tower in Durham, NC
Gordon Parks
Rodney M. Milton, Jr. on LinkedIn


About Rodney M. Milton, Jr., Executive Director, ULI Colorado:
Rodney M. Milton, Jr. is the Executive Director of ULI Colorado. A Denver native, he is an experienced city planner and implementer with a demonstrated history of unlocking the power of the public, nonprofit, and private sectors to enable equitable neighborhood, city, and regional change. Rodney served the City of Atlanta for nearly a decade advancing innovative approaches to placekeeping and placemaking and cultivated strong relationships with the development community through thoughtful policy and strategic decision making. Following his time at the City of Atlanta, Milton joined the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) as a Senior Housing Policy and Development Manager, helping to establish a model for equitable development without displacement, piloting a legacy resident tax relief program, and partnering with service providers to administer funding for rental assistance, estate planning, and small business assistance. Throughout his career, Rodney has been a public servant with a passion for working with communities to shape the built environment.


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