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Becky Bradley Named Lehigh Valley Business Forty Under 40 Honoree

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Congratulations to ULI Member Becky Bradley, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, on being named a 2014 Forty Under 40 honoree by Lehigh Valley Business. Some of the most accomplished in their field, the 40 share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence and the community – the next generation of leaders. The winners will be honored during an awards reception on Wednesday, June 11, at Hotel Bethlehem, and they will be featured in a special supplement in Lehigh Valley Business. Read more here.

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Record Number of Scholarship Applications Received

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For the third year, ULI Philadelphia is in the midst of processing applications received for its Future Leaders Scholarship Program.  A record number of applications were received from students  all across the region…and beyond!   Through the generosity of our members at various fundraisers throughout the year (raffles, Quizzo night, Holiday Party auction), we are proud to be awarding a $2,500 undergrad scholarship as well as a $4,000 grad scholarship.  Winners will be announced in early May.  Stay tuned!

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Nearly 60 Applications Received for our Inaugural Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence!

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We are happy to announce that we received nearly 60 applications for our inaugural Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence! Now, our Jury panel, which consists of  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. The finalists will be announced on May 16, 2014 and the winners will be revealed at a cocktail reception on June 18th at The Ballroom at The Ben Franklin House … Read More

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Last Week to Apply for ULI Awards for Excellence

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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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