Monthly Archives: March 2014

Last Week to Apply for ULI Awards for Excellence

Just 1 week left to submit your projects for our inaugural Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence! Click here to start the process. Since we’ve received a few questions on this subject, once you submit your application you will be emailed within an hour or so a link to drop your graphics — during working hours, of course!.

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Panel urges developers to ‘build healthy’

The link between health and commercial development is inescapable and a growing trend that more developers, architects, planners and engineers are paying attention to, according to a global nonprofit group. Communities throughout the Lehigh Valley and around the world continue to face pressing health challenges of air pollution, a growing population, depleting resources, fewer healthy-eating options and high obesity levels. Yet strategies exist for building healthier communities. A panel discussion at Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus in Bethlehem on Wednesday explored ways that some cities and towns are addressing these goals. … Read More

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Willard G. Rouse III Awards for Excellence Sponsorship Opportunities

Hopefully, by now, you’ve heard all about ULI Philadelphia’s inaugural Awards for Excellence.  The awards will honor the legacy of Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III, civic leader, developer, and a founder of ULI Philadelphia, with a long-term commitment from Liberty Property Trust. Deadline to submit your project for consideration is March 28th.  Visit http://philadelphia.uli.org/awards/ to download an application and learn more– open to all ULI members and non-members for projects completed within the last five years in Southeastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. Finalists will be notified in May and winners will be announced at a cocktail … Read More

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National Jury Panel Announced for Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence

Philadelphia, PA– March 10, 2014 – Urban Land Institute Philadelphia (ULI Philadelphia), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide, has announced a team of nationally-known jurors for its inaugural Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence. Fourteen leading ULI members from around the country will evaluate and recognize the best projects completed within the last five years in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware.  This year’s panel includes urban designers, developers, preservationists, … Read More

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What ESI’s housing price index (HPI) reveals about Philadelphia neighborhoods

The view from Center City looks good, with residential development blossoming in seemingly every direction.  On the other hand, the outlook for many other neighborhoods is not so rosy. Seemingly perpetual school funding crises, frayed infrastructure, and decaying housing stand in stark contrast to the Central Philadelphia success story. Econsult Solutions’ quarterly Philadelphia Housing Index (PHI) illustrates housing trends every three months, and in its Winter 2014 edition it provided a look back by comparing prices from 2003 to prices at the end of 2013.[1]  Looking back 10 years to … Read More

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Bigger plans for developing both sides of Schuylkill

WHYY    March 4, 201 The area along the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia is alive with development. In the last few years new businesses, residences and university buildings have sprung up along with the River Trail. Today real estate professionals gathered for an Urban Land Institute discussion to talk about the progress so far, and the future. The Schuylkill Corridor connects two big economic engines: Center City and the University City District. Developer Carl Dranoff suggested that it could be more than housing and street level stores. “For the most part … Read More

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40 Under 40: Who Will You Nominate?

Urban Land magazine is launching 40 Under 40, a celebration of the world’s top real estate and land use leaders and visionaries under the age of 40. Urban Land will draw upon the collective wisdom of ULI’s more than 30,000 members worldwide to identify individuals for this honor. The inaugural class of 40 Under 40 will be profiled in an upcoming issue of the magazine and recognized at the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting in New York City. ULI members—of any age—are encouraged to nominate candidates. Eligible candidates are those professionals … Read More

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Member Q&A: David Mercuris

As part of our continuing spotlight on top-level sponsors, this month we feature David Mercuris, Senior Vice President of Development and Communications, The Goldenberg Group. 1) Your Name: David Mercuris 2) Your Title and Company: Senior Vice President of Development and Communications, The Goldenberg Group 3) How long have you been a ULI member? I have been involved with ULI since 2004. 4) What has being a ULI member done for you professionally or personally? ULI has provided me the opportunity to meet a broad group of people in different professional … Read More

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