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Lindsay Bodin Wins 2017 ULI Fall Meeting WLI Langan Scholarship

ULI Philadelphia has announced that Lindsay Bodin, Project/Property Manager at AthenianRazak , is the recipient of the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) Langan Scholarship. Ms. Bodin holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Philadelphia University. She serves as a board member for East Falls Development Corporation, is also a member of its Design Committee, and is the Membership Administrator for The Rail Park. Lindsay spent several years in New York City as a building code and zoning consultant helping developers and architects obtain the right to build. She … Read More

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Meet ULI Philadelphia’s New Manager: Abby Rambo

Meet Abby Rambo, the newest member of the ULI Philadelphia team. As the new Manager, Abby will be overseeing the new Local Product Councils, ULI’s Technical Assistance Panel (TAPs) program and organizational communications. Abby joins the ULI team from State Representative Brian Sims office, where she served as the Community Relations Director for the 182nd Legislative District in Center City Philadelphia. Previously, Abby was the Executive Director of the South of South Neighborhood Association, a non-profit community development corporation in Southwest Center City. Abby is a Bucks County native but … Read More

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2017 Fall Meeting Rose Center Scholarship for Public Officials

The Rose Center for Public Leadership provides a limited number of scholarships for eligible public officials to attend the ULI Fall Meeting. The scholarship will include complimentary registration and up to $2,000 expense reimbursement for transportation and lodging. In addition, winners will have the opportunity to meet with Rose Center staff, alumni Rose Fellows, fellowship faculty advisers, and members of the Center’s Advisory Board at the Fall Meeting. Following the meeting, winners are expected to write an essay about their experiences that may be posted on the ULI or Rose … Read More

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Shark Tank 2017 Call for Proposals

We are soliciting proposals from savvy real estate entrepreneurs to pitch development projects at ULI Philadelphia’s inaugural Shark Tank. Chosen presenters will gain exposure to industry professionals including a wide array of lenders, private investors, developers, architects, and others who could provide both capital and expertise to help bring their project to fruition. Candidates will be chosen based on real estate development experience, the ability to make a concise and captivating presentation, an active and interesting deal, and a healthy sense of humor. The Shark Tank program will be held … Read More

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The Etkin Johnson Student Scholarship Applications Now Open!

ULI (Urban Land Institute) Philadelphia is now accepting applications for the The Etkin Johnson Student Scholar Scholarship. This program is designed to immerse its participants into the thriving land use industry in Philadelphia. From October 2017 through May 2018, the participants will attend ULI Philadelphia events, committees, become volunteers, meet with a mentor and network with ULI members to enhance their scholastic endeavors and learn the benefits of ULI membership. Winners will receive one year of a complimentary membership as well as complimentary registrations, participation in the mentorship program, as well as … Read More

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Grays Ferry Healthy Corridor Workshop

With the emergence of a new West Philadelphia-Center City “Innovation District,” supported by the growth of Philadelphia’s universities, businesses and health institutions, the historically industrial Grays Ferry Avenue and its surrounding residential neighborhoods are slated to experience enormous transformation in the coming years. On July 27th, ULI Philadelphia, together with PennPraxis—the center for applied research, practice and outreach at PennDesign—hosted a diverse group of over fifty participants, including local leaders from city agencies, community groups, major education and health institutions, and historic sites to discuss how to make Grays Ferry Avenue healthier, more sustainable, … Read More

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ULI is it’s Members

ULI Philadelphia Members and Friends, About one month has passed since I assumed the responsibilities of District Council Chair from Antonio, who has been a great mentor and thankfully maintains a leadership and advisory role with ULI. I just returned from a national conference in San Diego attended by the majority of the national product and district council chairs, as well as senior ULI leadership: Patrick Philips, Global CEO; Trish Healy, Chair of the Americas; Ralph Boyd, the newly appointed CEO of the Americas; and many others from our headquarters. Change … Read More

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Rebuild Issues Request for Qualifications for Project Users

Rebuild issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for experienced, Philadelphia nonprofits interested in improving parks, recreations centers and libraries as part of the Rebuild initiative to serve as Project Users. Submissions are due by 5pm on Friday, September 29. You can submit questions regarding the RFQ by emailing Rebuild at rebuild@phila.gov with RFQ Question in the subject line. Questions are due September 19. Questions deemed appropriate will be answered by September 22 on the Rebuild website. The RFQ is posted on the Rebuild website here. Read the press release announcing … Read More

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2017 WLI Fall Meeting Scholarship Opportunities

With the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting right around the corner we wanted to share two scholarship opportunities. We encourage you to apply for both scholarships; however, you are only eligible to win one. Please make note of deadlines. 2017 ULI Fall Meeting WLI Langan  Scholarship – LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP ULI women members (Full, Associate and Young Leader members) who are active in ULI Philadelphia are encouraged to apply for a 2017 Fall Meeting WLI Philadelphia District Council Scholarship. The purpose of the program is to support the professional development of female ULI … Read More

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Join ULI NEXT Philadelphia!

ULI NEXT Philadelphia is designed to champion the ULI mission through a compelling avenue of engagement for mid-career professionals. The goal of ULI NEXT Philadelphia is to actively engage members who are 30-45 of age in meaningful leadership, educational, and a network building activities. This Council extends ULI’s global resources and membership networks to foster leadership opportunities in development and the built environment. ULI NEXT Philadelphia will provide a range of benefits to participants as they develop their leadership skills and build lasting relationships across ULI’s leadership and member networks. To learn more, please visit http://bit.ly/2cP3MbO. … Read More

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