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Join ULI This Spring & Save!

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Why join ULI? It’s one of the best opportunities to get involved and build meaningful relationships with the entire spectrum of the land use and development disciplines in private enterprise and public service. Founded in 1936, ULI is a global, nonprofit organization with over 37,000 members in 70 countries worldwide. It is multi-disciplinary, multi-professional, and nonpartisan with over 1,000 worldwide events, ranging from small seminars and networking sessions to larges scale conferences and tours. Join by June 30, 2016 using promo code SPR25 and save $25 off your annual membership dues! For more information on membership and … Read More

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Good news on Downtown Wilmington office vacancy rates from ULI members

Downtown Wilmington Office Vacancy Rate Lowest Since 2009

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We are Building Healthy Places!

Did you know?  Recent studies show that the introduction of plants into the workplace can reduce absenteeism by 10% and also increase productivity by 12%. ULI Philadelphia is lucky to be hosted within the local offices of Langan (40+ ULI members around the globe) which held an office greening workshop this week.  Langan employees and ULI Philadelphia staff were provided with low-light plants and soil to plant in their own mugs, to promote sustainability including a cleaner indoor air environment and improved temperature and humidity.  Plus we had fun!

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Carl Dranoff Op-Ed in Philadelphia Inquirer

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Carl Dranoff, president and founder of Dranoff Properties, penned an op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer on how democracy and optimism have transformed Philadelphia and will continue to do so for years to come. As over 3,500 members of the Urban Land Institute gather in Philadelphia for the Spring Meeting, Carl reflects on all that’s changed in the twenty years since the conference last met in Philly. “How did Philadelphia redefine itself from a quaint, historic city of neighborhoods, hobbled by industrial abandonment, into America’s first World Heritage City, akin to Paris, … Read More

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Philadelphia is Ready for ULI Spring!

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With the Spring Meeting less than a week away, the entire city of Philadelphia is abuzz with excitement and anticipation. Brickstone Realty‘s Lits Building is joining the celebration by lighting up green. Check out their rooftop digital sign and be sure to tag your pictures and videos using #ULISpring.    

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ULI Spring Tour: Camden, New Jersey

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Located just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, Camden, New Jersey—once the second-poorest and most dangerous city in America—is the focus of an ambitious rebuilding experiment: extensive new public incentives have been created to attract massive private investment. Preliminary results are impressive: so far the effort has generated $2 billion of development in this city of only 77,000 residents. Participants on this full-day bus and walking tour will learn about how these initiatives are spurring private investment, as well as past, present, and future developments. Among those developments are the … Read More

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Advisory Board member Becky Bradley featured in Lehigh Valley Business

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Lehigh Valley Business called ULI Philadelphia member Becky Bradley “one of the most influential people on business in the Greater Lehigh Valley.” Citing her passion for long-term growth and strategic land development in the region as well as her involvement in planning organizations such as ULI and Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, the article discusses where Becky wants to head in 2016 and beyond. “It’s always important to look at the long-term decisions,” Bradley said. “Once you figure out what the future scenarios will be, you have that obligation to lay out … Read More

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Philadelphia’s Comcast Innovation and Technology Center in Urban Land Magazine

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To read the entire piece on Comcast’s new Innovation and Technology Center and its impacts on the region, please visit Urban Land Magazine‘s article, “Philadelphia’s Tower of Tech Power“ In January 2014, Comcast Corporation announced that it would build a second skyscraper at 1800 Arch Street in Philadelphia’s Center City, near the Comcast Center headquarters that it had moved into just six years before. The company that Forbes has named the world’s biggest media conglomerate was driven partly by a need to add space for its growing legions of technology … Read More

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ULI 2015 Annual Report

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Urban Land Institute’s Annual Report for 2015 is here! The Annual Report provides an important opportunity to celebrate our members’ contributions to the ULI mission as well as shows the power of the ULI network. The report provides an institutional record of ULI’s activities in fiscal year 2015 for generations to come. The report is also a reflection of members and sponsors hard work, talent, and dedication to ULI and a testament to staff and members working together to strengthen the Institute’s role as a global leader. Please take a moment to … Read More

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Spring Meeting Tour: Changing the West Market Dynamic

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ULI Spring Meeting icon sponsors, Brandywine Realty Trust and Liberty Property Trust, present “A Tale of Two Trusts: Changing the West Market Dynamic” Two of the nation’s biggest homegrown and publicly traded REITs—Brandywine Realty Trust and Liberty Property Trust—are investing more than $2 billion in new construction and redevelopment of trophy towers in a five-block area by combining the best of sustainable, walkable, and transit-oriented development techniques. Participants will see Brandywine’s 1919 Market Street, a 29-story contemporary residential and office building transformed as a joint venture with LCOR and CalSTRS and … Read More

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