S. Gail Goldberg, FAICP, was named executive director of the Urban Land Institute - Los Angeles in June of 2011. Ms. Goldberg brings to the table not only her many years leading the planning departments of two of the world's most significant cities, but also many years of service to ULI. Goldberg was director of Los Angeles City Planning Department from 2006 through 2010. She was responsible for organizing and directing the policies and activities of the city's planning department, including the development, maintenance and implementation of all elements of the city's general plan. Prior to 2006, Goldberg worked for 17 years in the City of San Diego Planning Department, serving as planning director from 2000 through 2005. She oversaw a planning process to update the city's 20-year-old general plan. The result - which became an international model for urban revitalization - was a 20-year vision for San Diego and a long-term strategy for achieving that vision known as the "City of Villages."