Author Archives: Abby Rambo

Advise on a Technical Assistance Panel

We are seeking ULI members to serve as panelists on three upcoming Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs)!   Winter 2018 TAP Opportunities  The North District Station TAP will examine the redevelopment of a true inter-modal mass transit urban site in Philadelphia. The TAPs Council is in search of transportation planners, economic development analysts, architects and community development professionals to participate in the next TAP on January 4 – 5, 2018. The North District Station TAP will explore possibilities for market-supported redevelopment surrounding the North Philadelphia Rail Station on North Broad Street and how … Read More

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10 Minutes: A Short Walk to a Park, a Giant Step to Transform America’s Cities

Nation’s Mayors Launch Groundbreaking 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign On October 10th,  Mayor Kenney and 133 of the nation’s most influential mayors joined The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute in launching an historic “10-minute walk” parks advocacy campaign, establishing the ambitious goal that all Americans should live within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of a high-quality park or green space. This bipartisan group includes mayors from all across the country and represents cities large and small, including America’s four largest cities … Read More

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October 3rd: Philadelphia Historic Preservation Task Force Meeting

Mayor Kenney created a historic preservation task force to help the City reassess how Philadelphia preserves its historic resources. The task force will explore strategies and make recommendations regarding: • Surveying historic resources • Incentivizing preservation • Regulating for preservation outcomes • Education The task force includes experts in historic preservation, development, archaeology, land use and architecture. It also includes community members to ensure that our neighborhoods are represented. The next meeting of the Historic Preservation Task Force is scheduled for: October 3, 2017 6pm-7:30pm Independence Visitor Center, 599 Market … Read More

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ULI Philadelphia is seeking Communications Fellows

ULI Philadelphia is seeking Communications Fellows to assist with marketing and communications for upcoming fall events. ULI Fellows receive complimentary registration in exchange for providing marketing services on behalf of ULI Philadelphia. What Do Our Communication Fellows Do? Event Management Assist with member registration, tours, setup and breakdown Communications Social Media: Draft tweets and Facebook posts Photographs: Take photographs during events and share with the ULI team Blogging: Draft an event “wrap up” for the ULI Blog Interested fellows should submit a brief writing sample and social media post to exhibit their ability to effectively communicate information in … Read More

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Supporting Communities in Rebuilding and Resilience

A message from ULI Americas Chairman Trish Healy and ULI Americas CEO Ralph Boyd on how ULI members can support rebuilding for the future. Just two weeks after Hurricane Harvey inundated Houston and other Texas communities, Hurricane Irma inflicted significant damage in neighborhoods and communities throughout Florida and the Caribbean. While Texas remains a concern, we extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims of this latest storm and to those who have responded with rescue and relief aid. Even before Irma hit the U.S., several of you reached out … Read More

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Meet ULI Philadelphia’s New Manager: Abby Rambo

Meet Abby Rambo, the newest member of the ULI Philadelphia team. As the new Manager, Abby will be overseeing the new Local Product Councils, ULI’s Technical Assistance Panel (TAPs) program and organizational communications. Abby joins the ULI team from State Representative Brian Sims office, where she served as the Community Relations Director for the 182nd Legislative District in Center City Philadelphia. Previously, Abby was the Executive Director of the South of South Neighborhood Association, a non-profit community development corporation in Southwest Center City. Abby is a Bucks County native but … Read More

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