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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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Urban Land Institute Philadelphia Elects New Chairs

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Jay Appleton appointed as new Sponsorship Chair, Megan Leinart appointed as Membership Chair and Thomas Smithgall appointed as Regional Satellites Chair Philadelphia, PA (August 25, 2014) – ULI Philadelphia, the tri-state District Council of the global non-profit Urban Land Institute, has appointed Jay Appleton as Sponsorship Chair, Megan Leinart as Membership Chair and Thomas Smithgall as Regional Satellites Chair.  The appointments were made by ULI Philadelphia District Council Chair Christopher M. Hager, P.E. As Sponsorship Chair, Jay Appleton, P.E. will develop and implement goals and plans to retain existing sponsors … Read More

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Making Joe Frazier’s Gym a historical site won’t be easy

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Joe Frazier‘s Gym on N. Broad Street is an iconic location, where the former heavyweight champion trained for classic bouts with Muhammad Ali — like the Fight of the Century and the Thrilla in Manilla. But the gym closed in 2008 and Smokin’Joe died in 2011. The space has since been sold and leased to a retail furniture store. But there’s a movement to give Joe Frazier‘s Gym a historical designation and purpose. ULI Philadelphia, the tri-state District Council of the global non-profitUrban Land Institute, released a report detailing what the city can do with the … Read More

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Movement Happening on Joe Frazier Gym Two Weeks After ULI TAP Report Released

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ULI Philadelphia conducted a Technical Assistance Panel at Joe Frazier’s gym to identify potential sustainable adaptive reuses that would help to honor Frazier’s legacy. After interviewing members of the TAP, Metro Philadelphia interviewed Bernard Hopkins. Click here to find out what Hopkins had to say about the property. 

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