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Recap of ULI Disrupt

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On Tuesday September 27th, ULI Philadelphia welcomed its first all-female panel to discuss trends in transportation infrastructure, the internet of things, disruptive technology, and climate change. Moderated by Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)’s Executive Director Barry Seymour, the panel featured a diverse range of thought leaders: Felicite Moorman. Esq., CEO of BuLogics & StraIS; Leslie Richards, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation; Harriet Tregoning, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Barry led off the panel by discussing three major forces that … Read More

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Recap: Tour of Strawberry Square in Harrisburg

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Strawberry Square has been re-booted after 35 years with $25 million in redevelopment including a new 200,000-square-foot master lease with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. On Thursday September 15th, ULI members learned about three residential projects that are changing the face of the region. Brad Jones, President and CEo of Harristown Development Corporation, led this exclusive tour. Projects toured included: F@TT – 15 apartments located in a restored historic building SoMa on Third – 14 apartments in 5 restored historic buildings along Third Street The Flats at Strawberry Square – 22-unit residential reuse project

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Recap: How The Rail Park & Spring Arts Utilize Parks, Popups, & Placemaking

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On Wednesday September 14th members of The Rail Park, Mural Arts, and Center City District gathered at The Rail Park’s 10th and Hamilton Popup beer garden for a discussion on the importance of incorporating public art into creating new places. Below check out some of the photo highlights from the event:  

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Event Recap: 2016 Build Lehigh Valley

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On September 7th, ULI Philadelphia and the The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC)’ delved into BuildLV’s 2016 report. Outlining trends in housing types, e-commerce, infrastructure, and the commercial sector, a panel of local, regional, and national experts discussed what these trends mean for the future of the Lehigh Valley area. The discussion followed two presentations: BuildLV Development & Outlook Report give by Becky Bradley (Executive Director at Lehigh Valley Planning Commission) and a comparative report of Lehigh Valley’s Northeast Inland Empire to Southern California’s Inland Empire. The event included not only … Read More

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Register for Disruptive Technology via Social Media & Save!

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Join us September 27th at The Union League for an exclusive look into how the convergence of disruptive technology, shifting demographics, and weather trends will shape the destiny of our region. Check out ULI on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to see how you can save on registration!   Panelists for the event include: Felicite Moorman. Esq., CEO of BuLogics & StraIS, an award-winning tech entrepreneur, on smart building technology, the complex challenges of access, energy and automation, and the “Internet of Things.” Leslie Richards, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, on technology … Read More

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September 7: 2016 Build Lehigh Valley Development & Outlook Report

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Join ULI Philadelphia and a panel of national, regional, and local experts as they address the latest findings from the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC)’s BuildLV report. The report covers regional trends including urbanization, the region’s position as a strategic inland freight hub, and the global perspective, along with the evolution of housing types, new institutional development and commercial markets. LVPC’s newest BuildLV report will also showcase how land development activity compares to previous years. Don’t miss this definitive data analysis and discussion of the next 12 to 24 months … Read More

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Jonathan F. P. Rose Book Tour

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On Thursday, September 15th join The Philadelphia Center for Architecture + Design for a conversation with Jonathan F.P. Rose. Jonathan is a veteran developer known for creating affordable and green housing in New York City. Join this innovative real estate developer for the lunch of his new book The Well-Tempered City:What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life (September 2016, Harper Wave). Rose will offer insights into his research, his innovative ideas, and lessons he has learned over his career helping to redevelop … Read More

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Spirit News: How Breweries Impact Community Development

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Spirit News recently covered our latest event which examined the role of breweries on community development. More than 100 people packed the tasting room at Philadelphia Brewing Company (PBC) to listen to the panel discussion, which centered on the unique challenges and rewards that breweries face when entering a neighborhood and strategies for engaging their new neighbors. “Brewing Success: How Breweries Are Transforming Real Estate” featured an all-star panel, including Bill Barton, co-founder of PBC; Trevor Hayward, co-founder of Evil Genius Brewing Company; Joanna Winchester, Economic Development Director for the … Read More

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Lardner’s Point Park Walking Tour

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ULI Philadelphia members are invited on a walking tour of Lardner’s Point Park in Philadelphia on July 12th at 2pm. The tour will feature a discussion of the ways living shorelines reduce erosion while providing habitat value and enhancing coastal resilience. Completed in 2012 on 4.5 acres, Lardner’s Point Park is an ecological restoration project where natural features replaced a hardened shoreline, creating one of Pennsylvania’s only living shorelines. The tour will be led by Delaware River City Corp and representatives from Biohabitats, Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration … Read More

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Annual Sponsor Appreciation Breakfast at 1200 Intrepid

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Don’t miss our Annual Sponsorship Appreciation Breakfast at 1200 Intrepid!  Open to all committed sponsors, this breakfast networking event will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, from 8:00-9:30am  at 1200 Intrepid Avenue at The Navy Yard. 1200 Intrepid marks the first building in Philadelphia designed by the critically acclaimed architect Bjarke Ingels. The building has a mesmerizing design that Philadelphia Inquirer architect critic says it is “hard to tear yourself away from.” For more information and to sign up for please visit http://bit.ly/29km41i

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