Monthly Archives: November 2012

Building Community Consensus

The October issue of New Jersey Municipalities, the magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, which goes to more than 13,000 elected and appointed officials in the Garden State, featured an article by ULI Philadelphia District Council Chair David M. Ricci and Collingswood, NJ Mayor and ULI member Jim Maley, entitled “Urban Land Institute Helps Build Community Consensus.” The article focuses on how a ULI Community Action Grant led to a TOD study and subsequent high-density development in the inner-ring town of Collingswood, NJ. Click here to read … Read More

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Call for Applications

The eleventh annual Urban Land Institute/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition is now accepting applications from graduate students for the 2013 competition.  Do you envision a more innovative built environment?  Put yoru skills and ideas to the test and compete to win $50,000!   Successful real estate development and design in the 21st century requires intensive collaboration across disciplines and sectors.  In the Hines Competition, you will have the chance to form a multidisciplinary team with four other graduate students in the United States or Canada and tackle a real … Read More

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Gen-Y Seeks the City Life

Even in the Lehigh Valley, large, master-planned suburban communities will be a thing of the past as city growth skyrockets.  That was the perspective put forth by panelists of the Urban Renewal Strategies Forum presented by the ULI Philadelphia-Lehigh Valley Regional Satellite Council in downtown Allentown on November 8th.  “People also want to be in touch with one another,” said John McIlwain, Senior Resident Fellow/J. Ronald Terwilliger Chair for Housing at ULI.  “The old amenity of golf courses is out.  the new amenity is people.”   As Gen-Y, people in their late twenties … Read More

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Urban Innovation Grant Winner

ULI Philadelphia recently received a $25,000 Urban Innovation Grant from the ULI Foundation.  As part of the World Class Greater Philadelphia intitiative, ULI Philadelphia, in partnership with the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, will convene business executives, civic leaders, and issue experts to help create a Global Positioning Strategy (GPS) for infrastructure that supports global connectivity.  Click here to see the full list of winners.

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