Urban Innovation Group (UIG) expresses its community commitment by encouraging its members to take an active role in the civic life of the community.

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) Los Angeles and Orange County District Councils

As the preeminent international organization focusing on responsible real estate development, ULI brings together industry and policy leaders in a collaborative effort to instigate a higher quality of built environment.  Duane Weisenhaus is an active member of the LA District’s Urban Marketplace and Urban Plan Committees and the OC District’s Placemaking Council.

  • Legal Advisor, First Day Homeless Coalition.

Michael Tusken serves as legal advisor to Whittier First Day Homeless Coalition, an organization that provides services to assist homeless and at-risk individual’s transition towards self-sufficiency.  He also has provided strategic planning advice to a non-profit post-prison community organization and the Gang Reduction Intervention Team.

  • Advisory Board, Urban Solutions.

Todd Clayter serves on the Advisory Board of Urban Solutions, a small business and commercial revitalization non-profit in San Francisco whose mission is to strengthen underserved neighborhoods by supporting small businesses, job creation, diversity and sustainability.

  • Land Use Advisor, Hyde Park Initiative.

Dwayne Wyatt serves as the land use advisor to the Hyde Park Organization Partnership for Empowerment’s Hyde Park Initiative, a community driven multiyear effort of coordinated community projects in the Hyde Park district in Los Angeles, designed to transform Hyde Park into a livable community.