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ULI Product Councils Demystified – FREE Webinar Thurs., Jan 29 for Full Members

Product Councils Demystified

ULI Product Councils Demystified If you are a ULI Full Member, this free webinar will provide you with the inside track on the exclusive ULI Product Council system. Members involved in Product Councils find them very rewarding and the relationships they make invaluable. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the value of Product Councils, how they are organized and function, and the process for applying. Product Council leaders will answer: ​What is a Product Council? What makes a Product Council so valuable? Who are Product Council members? What is the … Read More

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ULI Philadelphia’s Strategies for a World-Class Resort City in the News

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On January 14, 2015 ULI Philadelphia held a panel on Atlantic City’s Future: Strategies for a Word-Class Resort City and nearly 200 people were in attendance to hear distinguished panelists discuss recommendations, made earlier in the year by a panel of global experts, for a new mixed-use Lighthouse District, and for generating needed jobs through a focus on education, medical services and the new creative economy. Tom Murphy, ULI Senior Resident Fellow, Canizaro/Klingbeil Families Chair for Urban Development and former mayor of Pittsburgh, PA lead the conversation. The Hon. Donald … Read More

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Applications Now Being Accepted for ULI Philadelphia Bill Rouse Awards for Excellence


ULI Philadelphia is now accepting applications for completed developments for its second annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence.  Development projects that can be submitted for consideration include residential, commercial, industrial and mixed use developments as well as for parks and open spaces.  Each submission will be carefully evaluated by experienced and engaged ULI members from across the country and outside the region. Applications are now being accepted through March 6.  Winners will be announced and honored at a reception on June 17th at The Ben, 9th and … Read More

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Maximizing the Potential of Harrisburg’s City Island: A Unique Urban Amenity


Tapping City Island’s potential has been a goal for decades. In 1984, the City asked ULI to convene a national Advisory Services Panel to evaluate development potential. And although much has happened on the island since publication of the 1984 report — the construction of the ballpark and soccer facility, primarily — the 1984 panelists’ main concern is still relevant today: flooding. Once or twice a year there is standing water on parts of the island. Winter ice floes can cause even more damage; it was high water and ice that destroyed the western portion of the Walnut Street Bridge … Read More

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Knight Cities Challenge Finalists… Philadelphia is in the running!

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The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced today as finalists in its first Knight Cities Challenge. The foundation says it received more than 7,000 submissions describing visions that would benefit its 26 target communities from individuals, governments, and nonprofit groups looking for a slice of funding from the $5 million total prize. These are just some of the amazing Philadelphia projects: Every Street in Philadelphia (Submitted by Jacob Winterstein): Promoting livable cities by having an artist and a journalist cycle the city’s 2,600 miles of streets and engage … Read More

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ULI Philadelphia Member, Angelo R. Perryman, appointed By Mayor Nutter to Building Safety Oversight Board


Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the official formation of the Building Safety Oversight Board, which will make decisions about immediate and long-term actions necessary for the City of Philadelphia to execute recommendations made in the report issued by the Mayor’s Special Independent Advisory Commission, “Safety First and Foremost”.  Angelo Perryman, ULI Philadelphia member and President and Chief Executive Officer of Perryman Building and Construction Services, Inc., has been appointed to the Board, which plans to ensure the recommendations, by the Commission, critical to public safety are thoroughly vetted and implemented. … Read More

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NEIGHBORHOOD PLACEMAKER GRANT – Letter of Interest Invitation


As part of its Civic Landscapes initiative, PHS is pleased to offer Neighborhood Placemaker Grants ranging from $7,500 to $25,000 to Philadelphia-based organizations or individuals for beautifying Philadelphia neighborhoods. Between January 7 and 21, we invite applicants from across Philadelphia to share their ideas for making communities more vibrant places to live and work. Neighborhood Placemaker Grants offer a funding opportunity for impactful projects that answer the question: How can you make your neighborhood uniquely beautiful through horticulture? An information session will be held on January 12 at 3 p.m. … Read More

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ULI Announces a New Speaker for the ULI Philadelphia panel on Atlantic City’s Future


Atlantic City is at a critical moment and the choices being made now will define its future. A panel of global experts convened earlier this year to generate ideas for a mixed-use neighborhood in the South Inlet and came away with recommendations for a new mixed-use Lighthouse District, and for generating needed jobs through a focus on education, medical services and the new creative economy. The following key leaders in the Atlantic City community will discuss the future of the City: Keynote Speaker: Tom Murphy, ULI Senior Resident Fellow, Canizaro/Klingbeil … Read More

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The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm has a New Director


The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm, for which ULI Philadelphia conducted a Technical Assistance Panel last year, has a new director,  Jenny Rose Carey. Carey is a longtime horticultural educator, historian and author, and will bring a hands-on approach to the Abington Township landscape jewel.  Meadowbrook Farm is the former estate of renowned florist, landscape artist, and Philadelphia Flower Show chairman and adviser, J. Liddon Pennock, who bequeathed the 1930s stone house and grounds to Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. “Jenny Rose will bring Liddon’s beautiful legacy to life,” said Pennsylvania Horticultural Society president, Drew Becher. Read ULI’s … Read More

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ULI Philadelphia member, Antonio Fiol-Silva of WRT Selected for 2015 Class of Fellows for Rose Center for Public Leadership


The Urban Land Institute (ULI) announced on November 19, 2014 that Antonio Fiol-Silva, principal at Wallace Roberts and Todd (WRT) in Philadelphia along with the mayors of Boston, Omaha, Pittsburgh and Seattle have been selected to participate in the 2015 class of fellows for the Rose Center for Public Leadership. Fiol-Silva is one of only eight urban development and design leaders nationally and the only expert locally appointed to provide counsel to the 2015 class. The mayor of each city will lead a team of three fellows and a coordinator, who together will select a local … Read More

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