Public Realm

Vice Chair: Jason Ficht
Assistant Vice Chair: Rich Flierl
Vice Chair, Education: Matt Shannon
Vice Chair, Outreach: Pete Carmichael
YLG Representative: Stephanie Roxas
YLG Representative: Manny Trujillo
Student Representative: Jonathan Lightfoot

Public Realm

The Public Realm Initiative Council will work to provide programming that benefits ULI members, including but not limited to: understanding best practices, case studies and lessons learned, and innovating new approaches to planning and designing places where and through which the public connects in communities in Orange County and the Inland Empire   The expertise of the Public Realm Initiative Council members will be leveraged to share best practices with the broader ULI membership.

Our membership will be broad based and will not only include design professionals but experts in the fields of public / private development, policy planning, transportation planning, economic development, housing, real estate marketing, real estate finance, development, and construction.

Interest Areas

  • Revitalization
  • Parks
  • Complete Streets
  • Civic Design
  • Streetscapes
  • Public Financing
  • Historic Urban Design
  • Mixed Use Districts
  • Recreational Open Space
  • Streetscapes
  • Bridges
  • Pedestrian, Bike and Equestrian Pathways

Pete Carmichael

Director, Community Development
City of Irvine
Irvine, CA
United States

Elizabeth Cobb

Shea Properties
Aliso Viejo, CA
United States

William Crouch

Community Development Director
City of Orange
Orange, CA
United States

Jason R. Ficht

Project Manager
Design Workshop
Costa Mesa, CA
United States

Richard J. Flierl, ASLA

Denver, CO
United States

Patrick R. Fuscoe

Fuscoe Engineering, Inc.
Irvine, CA
United States

Dima Galkin

Santa Ana, CA
United States

Jon E. Goetz

Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard
Claremont, CA
United States

Steven R Kellenberg

Laguna Beach, CA
United States

John Leehey

Director of Planning
JZMK Partners
Costa Mesa, CA
United States

Jonathan Lightfoot

Community Development Technician
UC Irvine
San Clemente, CA
United States

David Luzuriaga, PE, QSD, LEED AP

Orange, CA
United States

Amy Martz

Irvine, CA
United States

Seth Merewitz

Best Best & Krieger LLP
Los Angeles, CA
United States

Matthew Michalovsky

Newport Beach, CA
United States

Andrew B. Nelson

Red Oak Investments, LLC
Irvine, CA
United States

Timothy Ralston

TDR Strategies
Long Beach, CA
United States

Joel W. Rosen, AICP

Director of Community Development
City of Buena Park
Buena Park, CA
United States

Matt Shannon

Managing Director
Urbanus Group
Santa Ana, CA
United States

Manuel Trujillo, Jr.

Director, Architecture
Irvine Company Retail Properties
Corona, CA
United States

Charles Walter Ware, Jr.

Irvine, CA
United States

Audrey Young

City of Lake Elsinore
Lake Elsinore, CA
United States