Monthly Archives: February 2016

March 4 Application Deadline for Bill Rouse Awards for Excellence

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March 4th is the deadline to apply for the Annual ULI Philadelphia Willard G. “Bill” Rouse Awards for Excellence, honoring the best projects in the region. Projects must meet ULI’s mission to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide; achieve excellence in the use of best practices; demonstrate quality planning and design; incorporate elements that build healthy places (ULI’s global theme); promote environmental sustainability and energy reduction; achieve economic success and market acceptance; and meet community needs. Anyone can enter —  members and … Read More

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Contagious Urbanization: How Suburbs are Embracing Mixed-Use and Density

Changing demographics and desires are driving redevelopment in suburban communities towards more compact and mixed-use development — in retail, office and residential uses.  Learn how single-use office parks, fading shopping malls and sleepy sprawling suburbs are waking up, and how you can play a role. MODERATOR:  Leigh Gallagher, Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune; and host of Fortune Live on fortune.com; and author of The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving. Eli Kahn, Principal, E. Kahn Development Corp., on new developments including Chestnut Square in downtown West Chester, … Read More

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DVGBC Hosts 6th Annual Tri-State Sustainability Symposium

Now in its sixth year, the DVGBC Tri-State Sustainability Symposium brings together industry, university, and community leaders to share best practices, ask challenging questions, and provide cutting edge information about sustainability in the region. This event, held on March 4th at Temple University, features 100+ speakers, draws over 800 attendees. This annual symposium includes 21 hour-long educational sessions covering green building topics, including but not limited to: energy efficiency, occupant health and wellness, corporate sustainability, resilient communities, green building policies, codes, rating systems and standards, and green schools. This symposium … Read More

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Now Open – Scholarship Applications

ULI (Urban Land Institute) is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 school year.  The “Future Leaders” scholarship awards one scholarship annually each to an undergraduate student ($1,000) and a graduate student ($2,000) engaged in a ULI-related field of academic study such as planning, real estate development, architecture, engineering, real estate law, construction management, real estate finance, economic development, etc. The mission of ULI is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute today has more than 36,000 … Read More

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Recap of Lehigh Valley Mayors’ Forum

Wednesday, February 10th Mayors from across the Lehigh Valley gathered at Lehigh University’s beautiful Mountaintop campus for a discussion about sustainable ways to grow and enhance the region. Co-hosted by Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC), this forum provided an outlet for government leaders to analyze suburban trends and previous ecological and sustainable efforts as well as present new initiatives. Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Bethlehem Fire Chief Robert Novatnack, Easton Mayor Sal Panto Jr. each took their turn speaking to the packed house alongside moderator Ashley Russo of PEAK TV. To … Read More

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Lonely Planet Names Philadelphia Top Destination in the US

Lonely Planet, the world’s largest travel guide book, recently released their top US destinations for 2016. Philadelphia received this highly coveted position on on their annual “unexpectedly exciting places” list due to its steadfast approach on retaining its “historic roots and gritty flavor.” Lonely Planet also cited Philadelphia’s rapid transformation into an affordable yet cosmopolitan city. Complete with recent distinctions such as the only World Heritage city in the country and the upcoming ULI Spring Meeting, it’s clear Philly is the place to be. Click here to check out Lonely Planet’s full list.  

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Applications Open for ULI Philadelphia’s 2016 Annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence

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The ULI Philadelphia Awards for Excellence 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. ULI has set the global standard in recognizing outstanding and transformational land use developments, best practices and creative visioning.  The ULI Philadelphia Awards for Excellence honor the best projects in the tri-state region.  The widest possible range of project types and sizes will be considered – residential, commercial, industrial, mixed use, parks and open spaces and other developments … Read More

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Vanguard Chairman and CEO F. William McNabb III is Opening Keynote Speaker at ULI’s 2016 Spring Meeting, Set for April 19-21 in Philadelphia

Mobile Tours to Highlight Innovative Real Estate Developments throughout Metro Area For more information, contact: Trisha Riggs at 202/624-7086 or visit http://spring.uli.org/ Vanguard Chairman and Chief Executive Officer F. William McNabb III is headlining an impressive list of speakers at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2016 Spring Meeting, set for April 19-21 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. ULI is a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and creating thriving, sustainable communities. The Spring Meeting, open only to ULI full members, routinely draws nearly 3,000 attendees, … Read More

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Delaware Developer’s Forum Recap

This year’s sold out Delaware Developer’s forum focused on new and planned real estate in the region. Keynote speaker Jeffrey C. Flynn, the Wilmington Economic Development Director, gave an overview of the city’s job sector and transportation develops. His presentation was followed by a panel discussion on real estate trends and activities, including the importance of multi-family developments. Two regional publications, Delaware Business Times and Delaware Business Now were on hand at the February 2nd event: The Delaware Business Times provides a summary recap: “Delaware Developer’s Forum explains 2016 business trends” The Delaware Business Times takes a … Read More

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RealShare Philadelphia 2016

2016 will be an exciting and active year for Philadelphia’s commercial real estate industry, and there is no better opportunity to connect with more than 450 of the area’s CRE elite than RealShare Philadelphia 2016. Take advantage of the unsurpassed networking and educational opportunities on February 9, 2016 as RealShare offers an in-depth look at everything affecting Philadelphia’s commercial real estate industry—from the influx of non-local developers to the city’s political transition and everything in between. Gain timely state-of-the-industry insights, hear market forecasts, and become privy to the booming areas … Read More

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