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ULI Philadelphia Awarded 2014 Urban Innovation Grant for Lancaster; Global Awards won by projects in Philadelphia and Bethlehem

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Philadelphia, PA- October 29, 2014 – Urban Land Institute Philadelphia (ULI Philadelphia),the tri-state District Council of the global non-profit Urban Land Institute, was honored with three major awards at this year’s ULI Fall Meeting, held October 21-23 in New York. ULI Philadelphia was one of just 16 recipients of this year’s Urban Innovation Grant, which supports ULI District Council and National Council projects that recognize or launch innovative public/private partnerships and advance the responsible use of land in building healthy, thriving communities worldwide. The $20,000 grant will help launch Lancaster, … Read More

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Brian Abernathy of ULI Philadelphia Named 40 Under 40

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The Urban Land 40 Under 40 represent the best young land use professionals from around the globe, as selected by members of the Urban Land Institute. At the intersection of real estate development and public policy, Brian Abernathy is making a difference as executive director of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, which focuses on planning and developing balanced mixed-use communities to create thriving, well-served neighborhoods. It is the primary agency that underwrites the city’s affordable housing projects while managing part of the city’s real estate portfolio and partnering with public and … Read More

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SteelStacks Awarded 2014 ULI Global Award for Excellence

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  Widely recognized as the real estate development industry’s most prestigious honor, the award was announced on October 22 at the ULI Fall Meeting in New York. “WRT is honored to have had a central role in the transformation of SteelStacks and is grateful to the Redevelopment Authority and Tony Hanna for his vision and leadership that helped make this project a reality,” said Antonio Fiol-Silva, FAIA, Principal at WRT and ULI Philadelphia member. “This was truly an integrated effort, culling not only all of WRT’s top planners, architects and … Read More

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Philadelphia Energy Benchmarking: Announcing the Energy Reduction Race

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On October 16, the City of Philadelphia launched the Energy Reduction Race, a one-year challenge to buildings like yours to reduce energy 5% over the next year. Cash prizes of $5,000 will be awarded in three separate categories to winning buildings, and all participants will receive no-cost building operator training and recognition for participating in the Race. There are no fees or additional requirements associated with signing up! Registration runs through October 31st, so sign up today by clicking below or visiting http://www.phillybuildingbenchmarking.com/competition. Tuesday also marked the release of the Year … Read More

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Administrative Assistant job opportunity

Administrative Assistant sought to support ULI Philadelphia. Ideal candidate: courteous, highly organized, energetic and self-driven professional able to multitask effectively, and enjoy working independently in a fast-paced environment. At least two years’ professional experience required, proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn proprietary software. Send resume to susan.baltake@uli.org

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Spotlight: Becky Bradley

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As part of our ongoing leadership series, ULI Philadelphia sat down with Becky Bradley, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.  Becky was recently appointed Co-Chair of ULI Philadelphia’s Lehigh Valley Regional Satellite Council. What’s happening in the Lehigh Valley that other ULI members should know about?   I have to say our Council is awesome.  It’s great to learn about what people are doing in their professional lives and how we can all work together to solve regional problems. Tell us a little about your organization, the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.   We … Read More

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Woolwich Township TAP in the News

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At the request of Woolwich Township, Urban Land Institute Philadelphia, the tri-state District Council of the global non-profit Urban Land Institute, conducted a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) to study opportunities and challenges surrounding the development of the Woolwich Township Regional Center. Read the full release here. The release was covered by CityBiz List.

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Urban Land Institute Philadelphia Releases Report on Woolwich Township Regional Center

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Philadelphia, PA (October 6, 2014) –At the request of Woolwich Township, Urban Land Institute Philadelphia, the tri-state District Council of the global non-profit Urban Land Institute, conducted a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) to study opportunities and challenges surrounding the development of the Woolwich Township Regional Center.  The report offers recommendations to reconfigure the existing center into three core areas of mixed-use, industrial and low impact rural/institutional zones; developing a trail system to leverage natural resources and rethinking design guidelines to make the center more walkable and accessible for both pedestrians and vehicles. … Read More

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Building Reuse Key to Broader Revitalization of Philadelphia

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New report highlights barriers and recommendations to promote reuse PHILADELPHIA –Reusing and adapting many of the city’s older, smaller buildings can help the city extend the benefits of revitalization beyond Center City, according to a study released today by the Partnership for Building Reuse and led locally by the ULI Philadelphia District Council. More than 200 real estate professionals joined keynote speakers Jim Lindberg and Mike Powe, of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Green Lab, along with a panel of local experts, to learn more about the report’s … Read More

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ULI Appoints New Chairs- News Coverage

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ULI Philadelphia District Council Chair Christopher M. Hager, P.E. appointed Jay Appleton as Sponsorship Chair, Megan Leinart as Membership Chair and Thomas Smithgall as Regional Satellites Chair. “We are thrilled to welcome Jay, Megan and Tom to their new leadership positions. The strength of ULI Philadelphia is directly related to the commitment of our members and leadership teams. Jay, Megan and Tom will be tremendous assets in helping us expand capacity, particularly with regard to ULI Philadelphia hosting the ULI Global Spring Meeting in 2016,” said Hager. Read the full release … Read More

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