Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra is one of four U.S. mayors named recipients of 2013 fellowships from The Urban Land Institute.
The institute's Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership also will host the mayors of Austin, Texas; Tacoma, Wash.; and Louisville, Ky., as year-long fellows.
Under the program, Segarra's local team will join the other three cities' in shaping urban-planning insights, peer-to-peer learning, and analysis needed to successfully build and sustain their cities.
"Mayor Segarra has been instrumental in planning and building infrastructure projects throughout the city, including leading efforts to make Hartford's downtown area more walkable and vibrant for residents and visitors," institute CEO Patrick L. Phillips said in a statement. "We are confident that the Hartford team will spend their year in the Daniel Rose Fellowship developing critical tools and strategies using placemaking and public investment to attract private investment to further the city's economic development."
Other members of Hartford's 2012-13 fellow team:
• Steven J. Bonafonte, chair of the Hartford Redevelopment Agency and a partner in the law firm of Pullman & Comley LLC;
• Thomas E. Deller, director of Hartford's Department of Development Services; and
• Brandon L. McGee Jr., director of Network Development at Urban Alliance Inc.
The fellowship team will be assisted by Hartford city planner Jeff Cormier.