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Recap: Innovation Event

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On Tuesday, February 28 Stas Gayshan, Managing Director of the Cambridge Innovation Center;  Anne Papageorge, Vice President of Facilities and Real Estate Services, University of Pennsylvania; Joe Reagan, Senior Vice President for Development from Wexford Science + Technology; and Lindsey Scannapieco, Managing Partner, Scout, gathered to discuss  their development projects in innovation spaces, decisions to locate in this market, entrepreneurship and the promising growth in Philadelphia. Brian Selander kicked off with a framework for our City by saying “we have the chance to be the place where innovation is based on experience and build for it”. Panelists … Read More

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Extended – Awards Applications Deadline to March 9

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has set the standard in recognizing outstanding and transformational land use developments, best practices and creative visioning. ULI Philadelphia will honor the projects within the region with our 4th Annual Awards for Excellence, celebrating the legacy of the late ULI Philadelphia founder and civic leader Bill Rouse.  Winning projects represent the highest standards of achievement in the development industry and advance the ULI mission of providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI members and non-members … Read More

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2017 Equitable Development Conference – Call for Presenters

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PACDC’s Community Development Leadership Institute is accepting proposals to present at its Equitable Development Conference on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. This full day conference will be held in Center City Philadelphia across from City Hall at the Philadelphia Health Management Corporation (PHMC) and the Temple University Center City Campus. All proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2017. For more information and to apply click here.

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The Borough of State College Released RFP for Allen Street Civic District

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The Borough of State College seeks qualified developers for the redevelopment of Borough controlled land between Allen Street and D Alley known as the Allen Street Civic District or State College Town Centre. Proposals are due by March 27. To learn more visit: http://www.statecollegepa.us/DocumentCenter/View/17638

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Scholarship Applications Now Open

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ULI (Urban Land Institute) is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 school year.  The “Future Leaders” scholarship awards two scholarship of at least $2,000 to students engaged in a ULI-related field of academic study such as planning, real estate development, architecture, engineering, real estate law, construction management, real estate finance, economic development, etc. The mission of ULI is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute today has more than 40,000 members worldwide, representing the entire spectrum … Read More

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Recap: Preserving the Past and Building the Future Panel

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On Thursday, January 26  Jackie Buhn, President, Athenian Razak; Bobby Fijan, Principal, Cross Properties; Paul Steinke, Executive Director, Preservation Alliance. Moderator: Antonio Fiol-Silva, Founding Principal, SITIO architecture + urbanism., gathered Villanova University – The Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, for a discussion on historical redevelopment in the region. Read the UrbanLand Article on the panel at http://urbanland.uli.org/economy-markets-trends/preserving-past-building-future-philadelphia/  

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Applications Open for 2017 Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has set the standard in recognizing outstanding and transformational land use developments, best practices and creative visioning. ULI Philadelphia will honor the projects within the region with our 4th Annual Awards for Excellence, celebrating the legacy of the late ULI Philadelphia founder and civic leader Bill Rouse.  Winning projects represent the highest standards of achievement in the development industry and advance the ULI mission of providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI members and non-members … Read More

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ULI NEXT Global Travels to Cuba

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I, along with a group of ULI NEXT Global members organized a trip to Cuba. Little did we know it was going be following  the death of Fidel Castro. Upon arriving in Cuba, we came to learn that the country was in a nine day mourning period, which meant no alcohol and no music could be played! We had scheduled talks with an economist, a musician (who couldn’t play his music due to the mourning period), and a panel of female physicians and teachers who talked to us about race and gender relationships in … Read More

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Want a Free Registration or Phillies Tickets? Take our Member Survey!

Participate in our Member Survey and be entered to win one of two (2) complimentary registrations to a ULI Philadelphia event of your choice, or 2 tickets to a Phillies game this spring (2 winners). The deadline to complete the survey is Wednesday, December 21.           Click (or copy) this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ULIPHL to get started.   Your responses will be kept confidential.  

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Amtrak Seeks Development Partners for Key Property

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Amtrak, in conjunction with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank,  issued a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for a long term lease and development of the property on the corner of 30th Street and  John F. Kennedy Boulevard. The property is adjacent to the third busiest Amtrak station and includes a roughly 32,500 square foot tract of land and associated air rights.  The property is zoned to allow for a wide range of institutional, commercial, office and residential uses. To read more and for contact information click here.

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