Philip Hart has been described as a Renaissance Man by the Boston Globe. He is an award-winning author, filmmaker, educator, businessman and academic. He is Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Los Angeles. He was on the ULI team that provided "Strategies for Rebuilding New Orleans, LA" for the Bring New Orleans Back Commission. He has developed strategies for rebuilding cities and neighborhoods ranging from Roxbury, MA; Hollywood, CA; Camden, N.J.; San Antonio, Texas; to Washington, D.C. Hart is a builder and developer of distressed urban neighborhoods.