Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Community Vision for East and West Fairmount Park

PennPraxis and the Penn Project for Civic Engagement have an exciting new project underway in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation that we thought might be of interest to you.  This one takes us beyond the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to the place where our city park system first began: East and West Fairmount Park. At 2,050 acres, East and West Fairmount Park is the undisputed heart of Philadelphia’s park system.  East and West Fairmount Park is one of the greatest gifts ever given to Philadelphia, for the drinking water it … Read More

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Veolia Energy Offers Free Seminar

District Energy and LEED will aid your team in understanding the interaction between district steam and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines. The nationally recognized expert on the application of district energy to LEED, Tim Griffin, will lead this seminar.  As a Division Manager at RMF Engineering, Tim Griffin currently acts as a liaison between the International District Energy Association (IDEA) and the USGBC, and serves on the USGBC’s Energy &  Atmosphere Technical Advisory Committee’s District Energy Workgroup. Please join us for … Read More

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Member Q&A: Christopher Hager

1)      Your Name: Chris Hager 2)      Your title and company: Principal, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services 3)      How long have you been a ULI Member: Approximately 13 years 4)      What has being a ULI member done for you professionally or personally? Increased visibility and network both inside and outside of Langan 5)      What is one piece of advice you have for young professionals in your field? Find an organization that you believe in (hopefully ULI) and get actively engaged. 6)      If you had to have a new career, what would you most like to do? Country music star! 7)      What is your … Read More

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ULI Coverage: Building in Philly: Cheaper than New York, but not cheaper enough

ULI Philadelphia hosted their 11th Annual Urban Issues Forum on September 19, 2013 at the Union League of Philadelphia. Panelists joined together to discuss the high cost of construction in Philadelphia. Read Joe DiStefano’s recap of the forum on

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Mayor’s Office of Transportation & Utilities: Request for Statement of Interest (RFI) to Host and/or Sponsor Bike Sharing Station(s) in Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia is seeking expressions of interest from property owners, businesses, and institutions in Philadelphia to host and/or sponsor locations for the City’s upcoming bike sharing system. The purpose of the this request is to identify partnership opportunities to facilitate the development of a new means of affordable and convenient public transportation. Beginning in the autumn of 2014 Philadelphia will join other leading cities, including Washington, Boston, Chicago, New York Denver, Toronto, Montreal, London and Paris, in deploying a bike sharing system that will provide convenient, adorable, healthy, safe, and environmentally … Read More

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ULI Member Thomas J. Hanna Named COO of Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc.

E. Thomas Harvey, III, president, Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. (HHA) is pleased to announce that Thomas J. Hanna has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the full service commercial real estate redevelopment firm, located in Wilmington, DE, effective immediately. Hanna has served as HHA’s vice president of the company since 1997, integrating all aspects of commercial property management for the company’s retail, business, and industrial holdings. Consistent with the increasing responsibilities of a growing business, Hanna’s sphere of influence at HHA extends to planning, design, construction, acquisitions, leasing, … Read More

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